Saturday, April 16, 2011

Frosty the snowman (JB16)

Hi there! Still looking for my mojo, so I decided to give a new challenge a try, and think I may have found it, at least for this card:) My birthday is on Christmas, and I am one of those annoying people who really gets into the holiday (sorry, Scrooges!) I also have a HUGE collection of snowmen, which live all over my house from November until early February. So, my thinking was, make a Christmas card, one with a snowman, thereby incorporating two things I love and maybe just maybe find that spark again? So, I DID have fun! :) I've never played at Jingle Belles before, but the blog has such a cool concept, I'm sure I'll be back! Create a holiday card every week, and then by the time Christmas rolls around, you've got enough to mail out for the year. Very cute & what a GREAT idea to help ease the holiday rush, right? This is also a cross-over challenge at Betty Bees Buzz.

Ok, so my card, I've been dying to ink up this cute little snowman from Inkadinkado. I stamped him in black Memento ink on white cardstock (I like Neenah brand) and then I colored him with Copics. I added some white flocking powder and Diamond Stickles to his hat and a little more Stickles to his scarf. The challenge at Jingle Belles was to use die cuts, so I die cut him and then sponged ink all around him before removing the die. I used a lot of MME Holly Jolly papers from last year. I die cut a larger green piece in the same shape, and also die cut a rick rack piece which I moved over on the die and ran through again to make it thinner. I die cut a solid red rick rack piece as well to mat the dotted rick rack. For the sentiment I used a silver chipboard "S" I found in my old stash. I used a die cut sticker and felt snowflake behind it. For the "now" I used some old red flocked letter stickers, from the same sheet as the die cut sticker behind the "S." A final touch was 3 green glittered buttons around the corners of the die cut.

Well, I hope you like my card! Have a wonderful day:)
-Noelle


supply list: stamp: Inkadinkado; white cardstock: Neenah; markers: Copic; snowflake and solid cardstock in Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi: SU!; patterned papers: MME; chipboard letter with rhinestones: Amanda Blu; flocked stickers: sei; flocking powder: Inkadinakado; green glittered buttons: Recollections; Diamond Stickles; nesting dies: Spellbinders; rick rack die: MFT

DUST IT OFF!: the rhinestone letter, felt snowflake and the flocked stickers.

9 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love that vintage frosty ... and how fun is that wide rick-rack ... so very glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

lisa said...

Ooohhh! Aaaahhh! That is adorable. And I l-o-v-e how you made your own rick-rack and layered it, to boot! I love snowmen, too!

June Houck said...

Noelle, your snowman image and the background paper have a dreamy-feel to them and make me think of the Frosty the Snowman video I couldn't wait to watch every December. I really like your red snowflake and chipboard "S" element. Great choice to use the MFT ric rac die too. I am inspired by your card :)

lauren bergold said...

oh wow! not only do i *LOVE* that adorable snowman AND the brilliant card you have made to hold him, i am impressed by the sheer number of fabulous and different diecuts you have worked into this gorgeous holiday design! AWESOME! well done, you! :)



ps: so very pleased you have found us at JINGLE BELLES! we're having sooooooo much fun making our cards this year and it has definitely revved up my own holiday mojo, for sure! :)

KatheD said...

isn't he just the CUTEST thing! and custom-cutting your rickrack so it can have a mat - brilliant idea!

Marie B. said...

Hello to a fellow snowman collector! I love this guy! I also love how you dressed him up on your card! :)

Judy Ford said...

Great Card! The die cuts you used are wonderful! Hope you link up with Betty Bee's Buzz Too!!!

Rose said...

super cute!!! :)

BettyBee said...

Congratulations, Noelle! You are the winner at BettyBee's Buzz!!! Please pick up our BEE BLINKIE, and send us your address to BettyBeesBuzz at hotmail.com so we can send your prize pack!! Thanks for bee-ing a part of the joint Jingle Belles/ HoneyBee challenge!