Monday, April 8, 2013

Snowman with Nontraditional Holiday Colors

The April sketch is ready to inspire us over at 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown. There's several layers on this super fun sketch. I decided to rotate the sketch so I could create this snowman card. I also decided to break with tradition and use colors that are not typically holiday colors.  I began by cutting the handmade snowman from white cardstock, adding highlights with blue ink and then dressing him in a hand cut vest from that gorgeous gray patterned paper. I cut a hat from black cardstock and used a strip of the gray patterned paper as the hat band. Using the reverse side of the gray patterned paper, I created the yellow scarf and the buttons. I cut the arms from a scrap piece of brown cardstock then adhered the snowman to the patterned background using dimensional adhesive. I matted this on black cardstock and then matted this to a yellow strip that I trimmed with a black scallop edge. To give the yellow strip a bit more interest, I added punched snowflakes with gem centers.  I printed the sentiment with my computer and added three black pearls to the bottom right hand corner. I mounted everything on a gray cardbase. Inside I added a  writing space. I used a white piece of cardstock, with rounded corners and punched three snowflakes in the bottom right hand corner.

Supplies:
Cardbase: ? no name on it, Patterned papers: Carolina Breeze by Teresa Collins, Stampin' Up (vest/scarf), Cardstock: DCWV, pieces from my scrap stash,  Snowflake Punch: EK Success,Ink: Studio G, Pearls/ Gems: Studio G, Adhesives: Scotch ATG, Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares.

10 comments:

  1. I love your take on the sketch! The dimension in the snowman is just fab, and I do like the non-traditional colours! Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  2. Love the bright yellow scarf Brenda!

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  3. There's absolutely nothing wrong with using colors other than red and green for Christmas cards, and you've definitely proven that with this one! Your hand-cutting skills continue to impress me. I like that you rotated the sketch, too! I'm glad you joined in this week's challenge at 52{C}CT, and I hope you'll join us again soon.

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  4. Love the non-traditional colors Brenda. I loved snowman right away and eagerly read to see where I could purchase that die - or what Cricut cartridge it came from - but you handmade it...WOWWWWW - so fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT.

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  5. LOVE the sentiment and your fabulous coloring, Brenda! This is so darling!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  6. What a fab snowman, looking so cool in his hand-made waistcoat! Love him! Great take on the sketch, rotating it and using the grey and yellow. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT again

    Louise xx

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  7. so cute. love the yellow accents throughout!

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  8. Fabulous card Brenda, your handmade snowman is wonderful, love that waistcoat! I love the non traditional colour scheme too! Thanks so much for joining us again at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

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  9. What amazing details in your card. And to hand cut all those things and have them look fabulous? Wow! I really love the colors and your super-cute snowman! Thanks for joining in at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

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