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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Send-a-Snowman

I adore all the digis so generously offered at GTC's Crafty Corner, especially her "From the Top" images. When I saw her Snowman, I decided to use the Folded-Paper Frame technique to create a snowman-in-a-box card. If you live or have lived somewhere without snow, you know how awesome Snowmen are. Snowmen are pretty awesome if you do have snow, but they tend to remind one of shoveling. My sister-in-law grew up here in Maryland but lives in Florida, so every winter she brings her daughter up to experience snow. I thought she's get a kick out of getting a nice, dry snowman! I also sorta reminds me of the "Arizona Snowman" snowglobes they sell, that are just a plastic carrot & top hat in glitter (I think there are many other versions, depending on the warm place you are).

I used my idea for a card further inspired by the sketch at Christmas Challenges and the Tickled Pink theme at Stampin' for the Weekend. I also "piled on" PIO's Layer It! Challenge.


I punched the snowflakes out of white shrink plastic and shrunk them in the toaster oven. The sentiment is heat-embossed in pink and I added a bunch of tiny acrylic gems just for fun. Both layers of the snowman are covered in white flocking.

You know, for someone who claims to not care for pink cards, I sure have been making a lot of 'em! Anne-Marie, you've gotten in my head!

Inspiration:
Christmas Challenges {with sketches} Challenge #9
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #19: Tickled Pink
Pile It On #37: Layer It!

Stamps: Snowman FTT by GTC's Crafty Corner, sentiment from Build-a-Snowman stamp set
Paper: DCWV, K&Company, the Paper Co., Core'dinations
Tools: Martha Stewart punch & scissors, Fiskars papercutter, Marvy heat tool, HP printer & ink, toaster oven
Other: ZipDry glue, ZIG glue pen, Stampendous embossing powder & flocking, Versamark ink, stash ribbon, shrink plastic, Copics

Update: Wow, this card made second place for the Top 3 for Christmas Challenges {with sketches} Challenge #9. Thank you!

10 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

And a very scary place it is....haaaa!
You already kinda know what I'm goin' to say....LOVE IT!!
What a sweeeeet image, and you did such clever things with it....woohoo for PINK!

cgl1539 said...

You know I saw the from the top digis at GTC but didnt know what to do with them, lol, this is the best idea. Fabulous card!

Carmen said...

Really cute card, and what a great idea...from the top! Genius!!

Juliet A said...

This is impossibly cute! I might have to CASE this card!

Renata said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful card!! I just love the snowman (hardly any snow here in The Netherlands)and I also love the color pink on your card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Awesome work CG. Love the ribbon detail. Hugs

Jack said...

What a brilliant card. xx

Chris said...

how cute, I love the way it opens and any pink holiday card is fabulous in my humble opinion.
thanks for playing with us at Pile It oN.

Marion E. said...

I love how you took a dive into my sketch! Amazing that you made it go open like that.. and the image you used is perfect for that. Thanks for joining us this week at CCWS! Greetz Marion

Monique said...

Wow what a surprice.
Thanks for joining us at CCWS.
Love Monique