Friday, January 2, 2015

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Heeheehee!  I simply could not resist that title!  Are you tired of hearing that yet?  I hope not because I have three adorable snowmen to share with you on one card and a gorgeous giant glittery gold snowflake on another.  That's right!  I have two cards for your viewing pleasure today!  The theme this past week for Stampendous has been snowmen, snowflakes, all things related to that fluffy white stuff!  Here's my first card:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Jolly Holiday Paper Pad by Recollections
Copic® Markers (B0000, B000, B00, B01, YR61, YR65, YR68, YG00, YG01, YG03, BG53, BG57, V12, V15, V17, BV08, BV11, BV13, BV17, RV52, RV55, RV66, R02, R05, R08, B32, B34, B37, C3, C6, C7,C9, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37)
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp image and color, trim to desired size
Create standard A2 card base with a tent fold and create a mat for the image from the same paper
Trim patterned papers as shown
Add spoonful of snow to trimmed image and heat from underneath, shake off loose bits after heating
Adhere all layers as shown

And, for card number two!  I absolutely adore how this card turned out.  I think it's gorgeous!  There's a certain elegance about it that I love.  

Here's what I used to create this card:

Neenah® Classic Crest™ Natural White Cover Stock
Echo Park® Everybody Loves Christmas "Snowman" 12x12 Paper
Blue Metallic Cardstock of Unknown Origin (Sorry!)
May Arts Ribbon® Twine
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon® Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

First I created an A2 card base with a tent fold in the natural white cover stock
I trimmed my patterned paper to fit with a thin edge of the card base showing
I trimmed a piece of the metallic paper to the desired size, determined the area I wanted cut and then die cut my snowflake
Using temporary adhesive, I adhered the metallic paper to the patterned paper and stamped my snowflake through the die cut piece with the VersaMark™ ink
I removed the blue metallic paper, added my embossing powder and heat embossed the snowflake
I took a small scrap of the the natural white paper and stamped my sentiment and embossed it in the same manner as the snowflake then punched a hole in one end
Next I adhered the blue metallic paper to the patterned paper and added my twine and the sentiment by tying a simple bow
Finally, I adhere everything to the card base

Such a simple yet elegant card!  I hope you've enjoyed both cards today and, boy, are they on the different ends of the style spectrum!  The first being fun and the second being almost graceful in it's style.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll see you again soon with more inspiration from me to you!  Have a wonderful day!



  1. The metallic/pearl card stock looks like Stardream. I have a bunch of it and it is gorgeous. This card is very elegant. I love the colors. The toboggan card is so adorable. We used to have a real wooden toboggan when I was a kid. We lived in an area where the hills were huge. The only thing I hated was taking it back to the top of the hill. LOL

    1. When I was growing up, we had an intersection in our neighborhood that would get closed off and all the kids would go sledding down that hill! It was awesome! Like you, I hated the climb back up but there was a barrel at the top of the hill with a nice warm fire going and that was always something to look forward to. Then, of course, it was a repeat process until we just couldn't climb that hill anymore. It was a wonderful time in my childhood that I will never forget!

  2. Love the first card but the second card stole my heart!! GORGEOUS!! That unknown blue cardstock is simply delicious!! Have you ever purchased paper from the Paper Temptress? That looks like a blue cardstock that she carries. TFS!

    1. Barb, I haven't, but, it's always good to find new resources! You're enabling my paper addiction! Shame on you! Heeheehee!

  3. Lea, these are just fabulous! Your coloring bring our the playful snowmen stamp and that lustrous paper with the snowflake andn die is AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this week! Love them!

  4. This is jaw-dropping gorgeous, Lea! So elegant!


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