Sep 24 2008

A Fun, Ornate Snowman!

I used this ornate snowman by Inkadinkado on a double challenge card this evening. I combined today’s color challenge at SCS, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze, with another of Jacksonbelle’s sketch challenges requiring the use of Inka stamps. I have 3 new sets of Inka stamps, so I’m having fun with Lindsey’s challenges!!! Here is tonight’s card:


I followed the sketch exactly, but as I needed, and wanted, more room, I changed it up to a 5.5″ card. Can you see what I did — I do this ALL the time. I started my card as a standard A-2 size, which is the blue DP framed in black. I then realized that as my main imagewas so largeI wanted more room, so I cut a card base to 5.5″ square, just plopped my original work for the A-2 size onto the larger square card, and was good to go. That gave me room to add my sentiment circle and the nice wide ribbon I wanted to use. I just used the little snowflake stamp from the set to fill in the dead space along the right border. And if I didn’t tell you, I’ll bet you’d never know this started as an A-2 sized card!!! Good thing to remember — it works like a charm and is truly a life saver many times over, for me anyway!!!


My image is colored with the above copics, nothing fancy, but I was pleased to be able to acheive the colors I was after for this color challenge with my limited supply of Copics. And my sentiment was done with the JustRite Monogram Stamper, the Curlz Starter Kit which includes the Curlz Font and Wood Stamper and the Small Letter Kit. And I wanted to show it toyou because if you will notice, I used theWORDS ONLYthis time. I did not use the outer border. This gives much more flexibility as to size and shape you may want. By omitting the border I was able to to get just the size I needed to fit onto this card. And, luck was with me for once (LOL), as these words were still on my stamper from the last card I made using the Curlz font!! And you know what I decided, since I have several of this size stamper, I am just going to leave this *Let it Snow* saying on this stamper as I KNOW I’ll be using it again and again on both snowman and snowflake cards I plan to make in the months to come!!! That just makes sense, doesn’t it?

Stamps: Ornate Christmas by Inkadinkado, Curlz Starter Set by JustRite and Small Letter Setby JustRite

Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and SU DPs: Urban Garden and Green Tea

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, and Copics in B21, B95, YG95, C1.

Accessories: May Arts 1.5 Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Slot Punch, Rhinestones, Pearls, Mounting Tape, Pop Dots, Nestabilities by Spellbinders in Classic Rectangle, Petite Circle and Petite Oval.

And I guess thats it once again. I did get all my kitchen windows washed today and 14 qts. of applesauce made, so it was a good day. Tomorrow I want to tackle the bathroom do the window, which also involves making a new valance and shower curtain and valance there as well. Hope I get it all done!!! I hope you are all having a productive and fun week, too!!! Thanks much for stopping in!!!

Oh, and before I leave, just wanted to say I saw a new Blog today for the first time. She hasn’t been blogging long, but I was just awestruck by the exquisite beauty andmeticulous workmanship of each and every project on her Blog — YES, I went through them all!!! Thought you might enjoy taking a look, too!!! Her name is Deb and her Blog is My Muse. See you all tomorrow!!!

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “A Fun, Ornate Snowman!”

  1. Joan Fricker says:

    It sure is fun to see all the different things that can be done with that stamp. I love how you colored the snowman blue and added the greens for a contrasting color. Your striped bow is wonderful! Great card!!!


  2. Karen Witter says:

    Oh my, this is too cute….and yet classy. All of your elements combine to make a great look, and that ribbon tops it all off. Great job!

  3. Jerri Kay says:

    Sharon, this is way too adorable! I love the ribbon you chose, it really sets off this card. The little buttons are so adorable, they look like tiny lumps of coal! Absolutely Perfect!!

  4. ~amy~ says:

    What a FABulous card…lovin’ all of the dp and what a great job with the color challenge! That magnificent May Arts ribbon rocks!

  5. Nancy says:

    This is such a cute card! Inka stamps were the first stamps I bought when I started card marking, and I still keep adding more. Love that you went up to a larger size when you realized the A2 was too small; I usually set the original to the side for later use and start over. Thanks for the tip!

  6. Janine says:

    Sharon this is just fabulous.!! I love all the layers and the image is so much fun…

  7. Deb Neerman says:

    Soooooooo cute, Sharon! Love it!

  8. This again, is a terrific card. Thanks for the tip on changing up to a larger size card. I have often fiddled for what seems like hours because the image is so large that I can’t get the card to work the way I want. Your idea to add a larger square background, without having to change everything else is brilliant.

  9. Cindy H. says:

    Love this card!! The image is so cute and love the bling you added to his hat! Beautiful, beautiful ribbon, too:) Thanks for the wonderful tip, I’ll have to keep that in mind for future projects.

  10. DeborahLynneS says:

    Cute snowman– loving that ribbon!

  11. Vicki says:

    Gorgeous card!! That ribbon is awesome!!

  12. Jamie says:

    Super cute! Love all of the different patterns 🙂

  13. Linda C. says:

    FABULOUS artwork!

  14. shelly says:

    So cute, love the brocade scarf.

  15. This is awesome! I have had such a tough time making christmas cards using non-traditional christmas colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. leslierich says:

    Gosh, we’re so on the same wavelength with these Inka stamps! I now have three sets, as well, and they’re mostly sitting there looking pretty as I walk by. You’re getting me so inspired! I don’t have this snowman set, though. I love those little pieces of “coal” you used for his eyes and buttons! I appreciate the advice about putting your A2 layout on a large square card, too. I’ll remember that the next time I’m struggling with a layout. Thanks! Your card is darling and the coloring is great. A perfect match!

  17. Wow! Look at that fancy scarf on that snowman!! Terrific card! I like how you did your ribbon treatment!!!

  18. Dee says:

    Colors are Fabulous…
    Very elegant Snowman Card!!
    My eyes are drawn to every element
    of this card!! I love the hat & scarf…
    and the wide ribbon…and those black
    brads for eyes & buttons.
    TFS 🙂

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