Monday, July 22, 2013

What's More Fun Than a Snowman?



I had so much fun making this card. First, I LOVE a snowman!!! It's been a while since I joined the QFTD challenges but I wanted to make a card to honor my friend and blogging pal, Bonnie. She is known as bon2stamp on Splitcoaststampers and Stamping With Klass on her blog. Queen for the Day on SCS is revisiting earlier Queens this summer and I decided to case everyone that cased me when I was revisited.  This is Bonnie's card I chose to case.
I wanted to call it punch art but the only thing I punched were the eyes. :-)

I can't enter my card into the Inspired by Stamping WHW#109 challenge as it is has ended but I wanted to try this tutorial so I decided to use IBS Delicate Doilies II to make some snowflakes for my card. The tutorial is embossing on parchment. It is so easy. After stamping my doilies on vellum with white pigment ink (it should be pigment), I added my Frost White embossing powder and used my heat tool. It worked beautifully.  I can  enter this card into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery contest for July.

I want to join Merry Monday this week in their month long July challenge of Anything Goes. You can find it at Always Playing With Paper. Since I am case-ing Bonnie and she is on their team, I wonder if she used this card on a Merry Monday challenge...hmmmm


Also, I'm entering the July Christmas Challenge in the Fan Club forum on Splitcoaststampers. You can use the word Joy, do a joy fold, something that makes you joyful at Christmas...you get the idea.
I'm using the IBS Fancy Alphabet stamp to make my 'joy' word.

My scarf is Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler ribbon and I added a little sparkle with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen/Clear Star. I hand cut the nose, hat, arms, and hill, made the mouth with a marker, punched the eyes, and used a nestabilitie for the circles of the snowman. I've used Stickles in the snow.

Recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping-Delicate Doilies II and Fancy Alphabet set
Paper-, Vellum, PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, and Chocolate Chip cardstock, remaining cs is scraps
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Sakura Gelly Roll pen/Clear Star, Spellbinders circle nestabilities, Stampin'Up! owl punch (eyes), Stardust Stickles, ColorBox pigment ink/Frost White, Stamp 'n Stuff embossing powder/White opaque

25 comments:

Basslady said...

hun, your snowman is almost jumping into my face!!! *LOL*

a fantastic and very funny and sweet card! love it!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

He is soooo cute, just staring up at me :) Darling card!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

There aren't many things more fun than a snowman, Benzi, and your snowman looks ESPECIALLY fun! Great take on my friend, Bonnie, and excellent job for all the challenges!! Those snowflakes are dazzling!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Just precious! I know how much you love snowmen, and this is a great tribute to Bonnie. :)

Carla S. said...

This is so cute and clever, Brenda! Love the colors and fun snowman!

Lynne in NI said...

Heee, what a fun snowman! LOVE your doiley snowflakes, how clever of you!! :)

Carol L said...

I agree with you - there's nothing more fun than a snowman, and what a cutie this one is! I'm loving the fresh colors, that little red scarf, and especially those doily snowflakes! Adorable!

Cathy said...

This is so cute ! I love the snow mans hat and scarf.
The big snowflakes are wonderful too.
Great card!!

Diane said...

Just adorable, I love the way you used your snowflakes.

Regards diane

UTs Hobby Time said...

Cute card Benzi. Love the snowman.

JD/ Jill said...

This is so cute and clever! Must check out that link to the tutorial for the snowflakes!

NanaConnie said...

Snowmen are favorites of mine, too, Benzi, and this one is delightful! Love those snowflakes! What a happy face he has. :-D

Sassy Raggedy said...

Hi Benzi,
What a wonderful Snowman...I loved reading about how you created your card. Snowmen are just so much fun...Great job...Hugz, joann

Stamping With Bibiana said...

sooo cute
bibiana

Sonia said...

Hi my dearest friend^_^
Your last creations are fabulous as always^_^ This card is adorable^_^
Big big hug,
Sonia

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Benzi,
Mir gefallen die schönen Schneeflocken und der Schneemann ist total niedlich mit seiner roten Mütze. Bei der Hitze genau die richtige Karte.

Ganz liebe Grüße, Carmen

Davi said...

Brenda this is one pretty Christmas card! I love the fun snowman and the dimension you created with him and the pretty embossed snowflakes, makes me feel cooler already :)

Hazel said...

I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Bonnie said...

Awh, I'm so honored! We share that love of snowmen don't we! Love this technique! I've got to give it a try! Did I say that this makes me smile? Thanks for the honor and sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Maria said...

Just the sweetest snowman! Love those snowflakes and his fab hat.... Great job!

nwilliams6 said...

Benz this is amazingly fun! Your Punchkateer skills are showing strong on this one. Great cutting skills too. Wow!!!!!!! Love it. Hugz

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just darling Benzi. I know you love your snowmen! They are really sweet and when you don't get to see snow in the winter-well snowmen are something that a novel item!!! Love his lace embellishment too.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Ellen said...

Your little snowman looks really joyful! Love the parchment snowflakes!

Joanne (jojot) said...

total winter fun...fab snowman

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is so cute! Love your punch art snowman and especially his red scarf! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!