I have received this wonderful image from stiz2003 on Splitcoaststampers and was really wanting to use it. She sent it so that I could re-size if I wanted. She said it is an Impression Obsession stamp. I decided I would loosely case her card shown here. She does the most beautiful work and I think she loves snowmen as almost as much as I do.
I did re-size the image, colored, masked off and did some sponging, leaving it so it looked as if the star was shining down.. I then added my trees. The star is punched and I added falling snow. My recipe is below.
My card is entered into the Jingle Belles challenge where they want cards based on favorite holiday traditions. When our children were young, on Christmas Eve night my husband always read Luke Chapter 2 about the birth of Jesus. It was a special time for our family. In that chapter, it says there were shepherds watching their flock by night and the glory of the Lord shone about them. I think that is the light I made in my card. My snowman is seeing that same wondrous light.
I want to enter the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge where they want to see trees on your card.
I will enter another card into the challenge at Korttikarkuri-Let's Get Inky-Stamp a happy Christmas
The Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Monthly Theme Christmas challenge for October was an inspiration photo that included trees so I entered there.
Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words set, image from stiz2003 (IO), Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Scenic Selections (trees)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy cardstock
Ink-Memento Night of Navy and Gray Flannel
Accessories-Winsor & Newton Chinese white watercolor paint (for falling snow), Copics, Tim Holtz ink blending tool, EK Success edger punch/starry sky (for star)