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.
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.