Monday, 19 November 2012

Snowmen in Summer?

Living in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas is in the middle of summer.  For all that, I love using winter/snow themes for my Christmas cards.  Summer-themed Christmas cards are just not right LOL.

Anyway, the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and the color challenge at Dynamic Duos came together in my card this week.



This card is definitely not one of my best, but for some reason I really struggled to either find time to stamp or create something decent this past weekend.  I stamped the Frosty Friends stamp onto Whisper White and then using a marker and blender pen, I highlighted the snowmen and snow with Marina Mist.  The Marina Mist strip was dry embossed before being die cut with the Finishing Touches edgelit.  The greeting is white-embossed.  Marina Mist satin ribbon finishes off the card.



Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Frosty Friends; More Merry Messages
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Whisper White; Marina Mist
Ink:  Basic Black; Versamark
Accessories:  White EP; Marina Mist marker; blender pen; Finishing Touches Edgelit; Marina Mist satin ribbon.

Cheers
Karren

9 comments:

Linda Beeson said...

How cute is your little group of snowpeople!

Patrice said...

Cool card Karren - no pun intended lol. You should enter it in the new Addicted to CAS challenge - the code word for inspiration this week is snow. Your card fits perfectly.

Vicki B. said...

Gorgeous, I love that stamp and your pretty bow is perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on the Dynamic Duos challenge

Allisa said...

Such a cute image, love your ribbon and border treatment! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy Hall said...

I love your colors and that big, beautiful ribbon! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Karren! I love that image - perfect for this sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Erna Logtenberg said...

very pretty card! thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!!

Karen Day said...

Wonderful job on both challenges! I love your little snowman gang :o) Glad to have you join us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Christine Blain said...

You are altogether too hard on yourself - I think this is a GREAT card! I love that you've chosen to use a black card base; it makes the image and embellishments really stand out. It's lovely, Karren!