I finally decided the lil snowman card is done. I decided yesterday to participate in the metallic challenge over at SCS. I didn't have any metallic paper, so I started with aluminum flashing. Yep ya heard me girls. Go to home depot and buy up their flashing. It is great in your stamping! Hee hee especially if you have a cuttlebug and nestabilities. I put my flashing through my snowflake embossing folder and then cut it out with my scallop circle nestabilities die. I would try to find a little thinner flashing next time as I had to run it through a few times to cut the flashing. I had to coax it out of its little cutout a bit. I layered a piece of white behind it with some sponging to highlight it. I stamped my cold play snowman in basic gray and water colored him with some soft sky to give him some shading. I used stickles to make him shine! He is so sparklie! I love sparklie snowmen. The little flower on his hat is from my new time well spent set! I stamped it in soft sky and added stickles to the center for glitz! His scarf is stamped with chocolate chip craft ink and then heated to set. I used my glue pen to line the white stripes and then dumped dazzling diamonds glitter on it for more shine. His buttons are the little self adhesive pearls from Ellen Hutson's store. I love those things. All my snowflakes were punched from various snowflake punches and then I added stickles to them cause we all know snow sparkles! ;) I used a 5 1/4" square base in soft sky for the card. I stamped snowflakes on it with soft sky and put stickles in the centers. I scalloped the right edge with my create-a-cut and then paper pierced down the side. I used my signo white gel pen to create the faux stitching effect. To finish it off I used the yummy chocolate chip satin ribbon from the fall mini! This stuff is to die for girls! I added a piece of fiber to my knot and finished it with another punched, stickled and pearled snowflake. This card really sparkles. That to me what winter is all about. Enjoy him and have fun getting ready for Christmas. I am listening to my new Marie Osmond Christmas album and I am really getting into the spirit!
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