Saturday, November 6, 2010

Blowing Snowflakes

After a busy day of running errands, I sat down to play with paper and markers this evening.


This card actually came together in about 10 minutes with the help of a pre-made card base and the perfect piece of patterned paper.  One of the first set of stamps that I picked up included this snowman, I did trim away a small snow-butterfly which was replaced by the swirling snowflakes in the designer paper. 

The biggest decision I had was the colors to make the coat, hat and scarf.  In the end I went monochromatic (well except for that carrot nose) coloring him with my Tombows and making it feel like winter.  I popped up the snowman on foam tape for a little depth.  The card was missing a little something, new Gelly Roll white gel pen to the rescue for some hand stitching around the border.

Since the card base is larger than the A2 standard for Operation Write Home I'll be using this one for a note to a service member stationed overseas during the November and December holiday seasons.

Thanks for visiting...
~Kathy

Supplies:
Paper:  DCWV The Winter Combo matstack, watercolor paper, Strathmore photo mount card base
Stamps & Ink:  Archival Jet Black Ink, Darcies Unmounted Rubber Stamps JCS0064 set
Other:  Gelly Roll medium white gel pen;  foam tape

2 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a cute snowman, and I love all those snowflake swirls! The embossing around the edge and the white pen accents really add a nice touch to this card!

Debi! said...

Sweet! This card is adorable, Kathy.
10 minutes will fit into your busy schedule coming up, too! Yeah!!!