Saturday, 3 May 2014

Spring Snowfall Warning

Today the temperatures outside have plummeted and it looks as though some snow may be on the horizon for the realm. I found myself in the crafting chambers with a cozy fire burning in the hearth to stave off the chill, and couldn’t resist sketching some blueprints for a snowman should we get enough of the white stuff to construct one. 

I started this card by stamping the snowman image using the Tim Holtz “Christmas Blueprint” set and colouring him with Distress Markers. I then ran a gluestick over the entire image and glued a used dryer sheet overtop.

I tried to add some glitter (hoping it would stick to the gluestick glue), but only a few flecks actually stayed stuck; most of it just fell off. On the main panel, I stamped the sentiment with the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set and embossed it with a pearly white embossing powder. It didn’t make it as white as I wanted it, but it still looks okay. 

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the My Pink Stamper “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set and added the bell that was from a cheap Recollections brand set.

The envelope was stamped with some snowflake flourishes using another Recollections brand set.

This card will freshen up and make the following challenges less staticy:

After my sketch was complete, I wandered down to the kitchens to make myself some tea and hope that spring would finally come and maybe stay for a month or two.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

14 comments:

1CardCreator said...

What a fabulous card, I love the stamp you used and the envelope is gorgeous, I love envelopes! Thanks for playing along at CHNC Challenge Extra. ~Diane GDT

Debbie said...

Love this, very clever with the dryer sheet, I haven't done that before! Thanks for joining The Corrosive Challenge!

DebbieM - TCC DT

cheiron said...

Such a great card. Love the texture and the hint of sparkle. Thanks for playing along with us this week in the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the image. A fab Christmas card with so many wonderful elements. I like the way that the sentiment turned out I think it is just right for the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Debbie said...

Such a striking card.Great stamping and a lovely finishing touch decorating the envelope.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Jingle said...

Your card is very cute! Love that snowman blueprint image! So fun! You may want to check out today's winner post over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/anything-goes-winner-post/

Deborah said...

Beautiful card and bow, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Deborah A

Sandra H said...

Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Buddies "Baby it's cold outside" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Carla said...

Love it! Sassy snowman! Thanks for joining us at Craftitude Challenges!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 85: use embossing powder, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Regan said...

Super cute! Love the bow! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!
{hugs}
Regan

Allison Kostiuk said...

Love you beautiful card, Crystal. What a great idea to use a dryer sheet, I love how it makes the snowman blueprint look!

aaemie said...

Totally love this snowman stamp, TFS with us at OCS!!

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