Thursday, September 3, 2009

Simple Snowman


When I first saw this set in the mini, I knew I wanted to isolate my 'man', leaving off the thank you sentiment on his belly and kreate my snowman in the snow. So with todays PPA color challenge, Brocade Blue, Ruby Red, Crushed Curry, I decided to dress him up and sit him in the snow.
* Using my Basic Black SU marker to outline him, I stamped him onto Whisper White
* Inked up his hat and scarf again and stamped on Ruby Red and Crushed Curry. Snipped out the layers of his hat and scarf and pieced the 'outfit' together. Tedious task but worth the look, I punched out my little Crushed Curry dots with my handheld punch and adhered them with my 2-way glue pen
* Tore a piece of Whisper White and scraped the edges with VersaMark and gave the snow some life with Iridescent Ice
* Kreated a 'mask' of this snowman by stamping and snipping him out. Layered my mask over my card and then with my dauber and Brocade Blue ink, I kreated by sky background
* Using a small circle punch and piercer, I kreated my Ruby Red buttons.
* Pastel chalks give a subtle pink glow to the cheeks and an Only Orange Marker makes for the perfect carrot nose
* Finally took my 'scene' and layered onto a Ruby Red card base

Isn't he a darling snowman? I love it :)

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Supplies:
Stamps: Simple Seasonal Thanks (111548)
Paper: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Crushed Curry
Ink: Brocade Blue, Basic Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Dauber, 1/16" Circle Punch, Pastel Chalks

17 comments:

Tiffany said...

I never thought to use this color scheme for a Christmas card. This is so adorable. Great thinking Kim! This is perfect. Love it!!!

Melissa said...

I love it, too! I never thought about taking off the thank you message and using him all by himself! This is too clever!

Gina Shaw said...

He's wonderful...and so is your card!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE his scarf!!

This is the exact reason why I bought this stamp. I'm so excited for my delivery now.

Thanks for the inspiration, Kim.

Denise said...

Kim, this is darling! I LOVE this snowman and have been debating adding him to my next order. You sealed the deal - he's coming to my house! ;)

Patti MacLeith said...

SWEET snowman scarf! What a hit!

Mary Fish said...

Plain and simple. You are the Ice Princess . . . you always think to add a bit of Iridescent Ice in just the right place on your projects. He's a handsome dude. Hugs, M

Ann Schach said...

Just perfect! I love this little guy! Great job using the colors. You always inspire me, Kim!

Pam Speidel said...

This is what I call CREATIVE! Love it! :)

....Linda.... said...

OK the extra work was worth it - the dots are perfect - what every well dressed snowman should be wearing!

Carrie said...

Wow Kim! I never would have pictured a winter card with these colors but it works so well. Those little dots must have taken forever, but it was definitely worth it- it looks great!

Carla Bazhenow said...

This is the cutest snowman!!! Your background is terrific as is his polka dot hat and matching scarf. Love it. Hugs,

Pals Paper Arts said...

This is the cutest "Frosty" I've ever seen.

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Lisa Kmiec said...

Very cute! The scarf is adorable!

Lynn said...

This is really cute! The details you added to him totally make the card!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is adorable!

Margaret Moody said...

This is too cute, Kim! Lots of details and work, but great results! Love his scarf! He looks so happy and cheerful! He'd make anyone smile! Super job!