Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CPS 232 and CFC 16

Hi all!

Well, I posted late last night but was lucky enough to complete 3 cards last night! So, this is the 2nd of the 3. I was so excited to play in my room that I was surprised at how quickly the ideas came last night! :)

For this card, I joined in the fun w/the sketch challenge over on the Card Positioning Systems site. You can find them and play along here. I LOVE sketches and this one was a GREAT one! I'm sure I'll use it plenty of times and different variations! Here's the sketch we had to work off of:

Also, the CAS-ual Fridays site had a challenge that had us work on embossing skills. Out of all the techniques, embossing is one of my absolute favorites! So, I combined that challenge on this card, too. If you want to play along w/them, you can find them here.

So, here's my card.

To start, I grabbed a scrap of red pattern paper from the Recollections Bright and Basic Paper Stack. I love using scraps like this! Then, I took some white cardstock and using black pigment ink, I stamped the snowman. He's from Stampin' Up. Then, I used my glaze pens to add some coloring to his scarf and hat and face. Then, I cut 3 strips of white cardstock. I grabbed some snowflake dollar stamps and stamped them randomly using white pigment ink. Then, I embossed the snowflakes w/clear embossing powder. I then took broken china and chipped sapphire distress inks and distressed the snowflake panels. LOVE distress inks! Once I adhered the panels, I mounted the snowman w/dimensional adhesive. I then added some faux white stitching along the border of the card. For the sentiment, I couldn't find a "Merry Christmas" stamp that I liked so I free-handed the sentiment w/my black glaze pen. My final step was adding a sticker of a blinged-out snowflake. Not sure where I got that but I liked the final touch. This was a FUN sketch! LOVED it!!!

Thanks for stopping by...and for the sweet comments, too...


  1. What a fun card, the white embossing on a dark color is so striking! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Super cute!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Too cute! Love everything about this card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Fun card! Love the coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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