Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jolly Snowmen

Tuesday's theme in Catch the Bug's "Christmas in July" challenge series was a recipe challenge. Participants need to use 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, and 1 string/twine.

I chose Operation Write Home's Sketch #232 for my design:

I printed the "Two Snowmen" image from Bugaboo Stamps onto a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper, and colored it with my Inktense pencils, using a damp paintbrush to blend the colors. After that had dried, I matted it with a piece of dark teal cardstock.

I stamped my greeting (stamp set name unknown) on a piece of white cardstock, using Ranger Archival French Ultramarine ink. I die cut & embossed it with a Spellbinders "Standard Circles LG" die, then punched a hole in each side with a 1/16" hole punch. I threaded crochet thread through the greeting circle, wrapped it around the bottom of the mat, and taped the ends on the back. Then I glued my greeting down, to hold it in place.

I cut & adhered 2 pieces of patterned paper from my scrap stash to another piece of the dark teal cardstock. I adhered my focal panel in place, then marked & pierced 3 holes along one side, for my snowflake brads (source unknown). I mounted the finished card front to a white A2 card base, and now have another card ready to go to Operation Write Home!

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. Oh, these snowmen are adorable! Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. What a fun sketch! I love your adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

  3. I love blue for Christmas! Wonderful card, great layout! :)

  4. Great colouring, I just LOVE that blue snowflake paper, very nice! Thanks for joining us for Christmas in July recipe challenge good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT


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