Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Be Jolly!

Hello and happy Tuesday... I think. Yesterday it was about 70 degrees here. I had the furnace turned off and the windows open. It was wonderful. Today, not so much. We had rain over night and with it, a cold front. It was still raining this morning, and there was even some sleet mixed in. It's only around 40 degrees now. Oh joy and rapture. At least I was able to air out the house yesterday.

So, with the weather reported, on to my card. I'm going to enter this for both Retro Sketches #37 and also for CAS-ual Fridays #78.

 and the inside:

Here are the challenges:

I used the Retro Sketch and the element from CAS-ual Fridays, which is to add torn paper in your design. The sketch calls for three images and I thought: "Hmm, that snowman is made of three parts. That works for me!" LOL! I stamped and embossed him on watercolor paper, colored and cut him out. I also stamped the sentiment on the watercolor paper. The reason is that the center panel is glitter card stock. It may be hard to see in the picture. You can't stamp on that and not have your ink smear all over the place. (That wasn't the look I was going for. ☺) For the inside, I also tore the glitter paper to look like snow covered ground, then stamped the snowman and sentiment.

Well, that's all I have for now. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your day. Thanks for stopping by!

Chris ☺

Card stock: DCWV (blue, white glitter); Strathmore (watercolor)
DP: MME - Colorful Christmas 
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Freezy Fellas; Christmas Sampler
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black; Versamark
EP: Inkadinkado
Markers: Marvy Uchida
Bakers twine: MME
Adhesives: SA by 3L (MyStik; 3D foam squares); American Crafts (foam dots)


Sherry Eckblad said...

Your card is totally adorable and I love that snowman. Wow, 70 degrees I would love that. I think our high yesterday was 30 degrees. Today was a little warmer I think we hit 40.

gale said...

aww so cute! I love that funky snowman. The paper tearing looks pretty retro and cool. lol

maria f. said...

What a cute card - love your treatment of the inside too.

Anonymous said...

Christine, your card is lovely! Super cool use of the torn strips, and the coloring is fantastic too!
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Lisa A. said...

Christine, your snowman is wonderful!! Love the colored, torn strips...a sweet addition, and wonderfully done!! Thanks for sharing your creativity this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


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