Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowman for a Snowy Weekend!

Between shoveling, shoveling and more shoveling yesterday, I didn't get a chance to stamp. And it's snowing again today, but I was feeling the NEED to stamp...the snow will still be there later. :)

In honour of our inches and inches of snow, I dug out my American Art Stamp Snowman, which I've had since October. Told you I had a lot of uninked rubber! LOL! 
The layout for this card is from Jen's Sketch For You To Try

The image is stamped with Memento black onto Gina K pure luxury. I cut it out with nesties before I coloured it this time...see...I'm learning from my own mistakes. It's coloured with copics, cause I just can't seem to put them down. But, I'll tell you, this image has plenty of little nooks and crannies so it was a little tricky to colour. 
For the top hats, the darkest grey I have is W3, which just wasn't cutting it, but I didn't want them to be completely black. So I used my W3 marker to pick up a smidge of black from my 100 copic, removed most of the black onto a piece of scrap paper, then used what was left on the marker to add a darker shadow to the hats. I really like how it turned out. 

The patterned papers are from the Basic Grey Wassail line. The solid green layers is Always Artichoke and the card base is Gina's 120lb pure luxury white. 

The embellishments in the bottom corner were fun to play around with. It's just punched circles of patterned paper layered on Artichoke. 
The other is a dark green button with a Martha Snowflake punch, topped off with a small brown button threaded with linen thread.

To me, this card has a real masculine feel, and that's what I was going for, so I didn't want to add any glitter or shimmer. Hubby really liked it when I showed it to him...maybe it'll be his card for next year.  :)

I think I'm going to move off Christmas cards now and on to other subjects, but I've got a good head start for next year.

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

7 comments:

Dana White said...

Just checked to see if I had an American Arts Christmas stamp from Oct, but I didn't buy Christmas stamps so I guess they will wait a little longer
Love the card

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

Absolutely LOVE this! The colors, the details, the stamp choice. Pure perfection!

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE this card for so many reasons. Your colour choice, the paper, the snowman (from a company I've never heard of - how can that be?!) I must now go and Google American Art Stamps. Thanks, I think :)

Leslie said...

Can I please vote for not moving off the Christmas cards just yet? Please....a little Christmas wish from a fan :)

Janet said...

such a great card! cool stamp too!! i am shovelling along with ya!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous card!! This is my first time to your blog ... I went back quite a few posts because your work is soooooo gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Stamp and Smile said...

I just had to post one more comment... More eye candy to look at!! Just divine... fun colors and your DP rocks! Smiles...:)