Monday, August 2, 2010

Snowman Love


I LOVE snowmen! I love everything about snowmen! In my house at Christmas you will find snowmen ornaments, snowmen globes, snowmen stockings, snowmen figurines....you name it and I think I've got it! HOWEVER, this is my very first snowman card! Yep, sad but true. The reason is that I do not know how to do the shadowing on a snowman....so I've never stamped one! This is a free digi from Designed2Delight and I decided I COULD do this. After printing him out several times and attempting to do the shadowing, etc. on him I finally just decided this is going to be a VERY WHITE snowman-no shadows! But isn't this a cute image with him holding the little heart!


The layout for this is from Truly Scrumptious Challenges. Fabulous sketch. I used Brocade Blue (going to miss that one), Bashful Blue, White, and some Paper Studio DP. The snowflakes that are stamped around this little guy were done with a PSX very small snowflake stamp. I also used the Square Lattice embossing folder, Nestie (Labels 1), brads, SU markers, dimensionals, and ribbon. The little heart was stamped and then stamped again and "popped" up.


Maybe this little card will cool everyone off with it being so hot outside. We're already up to 99 degrees and it's not even 3:00 p.m.! Yikes!


Thanks for stopping by.................
Lynn

26 comments:

Nicole said...

Very cute snowman card! Love the polka dots and ribbon! :)

Babette said...

I wanted to start stamping Fall and Halloween and thought it might be to early. If you can stamp this adorable snowman then maybe I should get busy. LOL

Nancy said...

I too am a big fan of snowmen... but I've cut back a bit as my husband isn't as big as a fan :-( Great card!

Lynn McAuley said...

I just saw this fun snowman over at Mary-Kate's blog!! Your holiday card is just as fabulous!! Wonderful work, Lynn!!

Mina said...

wow this is a brilliant frosty card...I love that snowman and the way you used the ribbon...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
Mina xxx

Ronnie said...

Your card is SO very cute and for it being your first snowman card job very well done!!

Lone Pine Designs said...

I love this blue and white snowman card...so nicely done!

Alissa said...

This sketch is great to showcase that cute snowman! And I love the ribbon layout on top. Great job Lynn!

Tammy said...

Regardless, he's too cute. Love the ribbon and the popped-up heart. Looks to me like you got shading around the bottom. Use the same light blue and just touch areas (following the artist's lines) and add a little. You are definitely on the right track.

Crafty Creations said...

He's too cute!! Love the layers of pp/embossing you did!! The card even feels a little chilly (in a good way!)
Love the ribbon work too :)
I have a hard time w/ the shadowing too but maybe a very light blue or light grey down the left side of his body might give you enough shadow.
Maria

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This snowman is just so cute, you even have me working on him, I agree shading is not so easy with this little guy. I giggled at the yellow scarf, since mine is yellow as well, recommended by my DD. You did a great job with the card and Mr. Snowman.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this guy! Love the coloring- love the L.O. and Love the ribbon- prefect!

Nancy said...

You did a wonderful job. Very frosty look - perfect. And I really like what you did with the ribbon! So what little proverb can we come up with .... If a snowman leans in the winter...can he see his shadow? :)

Rica said...

Simply gorgeous!! Wonderful colours and papers and your little snowman is so cute with his heart.
Love your ribbon !!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Truly Scrumptious.
hugs Heather xx

Carrie said...

Love snowmen! Love this card, you did a great job with this image. If you want to make the snowman pop a little more just go around the image with a light grey marker, it really makes the white stand out.

Sherrie Conner said...

So Cute!! I REALLY LOVE THE RIBBON!!
Thanks for playing the D2D Artist's Challenge this week!!

dstandard said...

What a pretty card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

Kathy said...

You did a great job with him. Your ribbon at the top is so cool, i'm going to have to try that.

Rach said...

Oo, I'm a snowman girlie as well! This guy is too sweet! :o) I love your ribbon treatment. :o)

Lesley said...

you make some gorgeous cards and again you've made a stunner - best wishes Lesley x

Paige said...

beautiful card! love this image!

Laura said...

Helly Lynn! Im back from all the moving.and I wanted to stop by and see all your crafty ideas and they are beautiful.I'm a big fan of snowmen too.And I think this one is cute.

Karen Howard said...

Hi Lynn, I too LOVE snowmen and although I don't have many decorations certainly have my fair share of stamps, LOL! Your card is beautiful. I really like the layout and different shades of blue!!!

jaydee said...

Lynn, I LOVE snowmen, too. This card is no exception. It is a great layout and your usage of the different blues works so well. Another great card!
Hope it cools down for you
hugs
jaydee

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Maybe you love snowmen because where you live you don't get much (if any) snow. I like images of snowmen but I can live without the real thing. I mean... if there is enough snow to make a snowman then it's also winter and cold and yuck!

I too have a hard time deciding how to color images that are supposed to be white (like snowmen or polar bears, etc). I tend to just color just inside the line with a light colored marker - sometimes with success, sometimes they go in the recycle bin.

I like how you left yours white and gave the card some pizzaz with the layout, embossing folder and ribbon treatment.

Michelle VP said...

Adorable! I love the way you folded your ribbon accent and added texture to the snowman's heart. My dog is named Truly Scrumptious and she's on my blog post today! How funny, I'll have to check out that TS challenge that you mentioned. :)