Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Few Frosty Friends!

This has got to be my most favorite stamp set ever. I just love the snow men and the style of it. It is Close to My Heart's Frosty Friends(D1073). It is being discontinued after Dec 31st and the sadness is weighing heavy on my heart! lol! Here are a few Christmas cards that I have made so far with it. I can't get over how versatile these little dudes are!

Card #1 ~ Festive and Cheery...

Card #2 ~ More vintage or nostalgic look....

Card #3 ~ More traditional look...

Card #1 ~ Patterned Paper is Karen Foster Christmas Stripe, Snowflake is Sizzix Sizzlet Snowflake #6, Kiwi circle is 1 1/2", Peace on Earth stamp set (D1243), Wavy border done with CM's Wavy edge cutter. Inks: Archival Black, Chocolate, New England Ivy, Sunflower, Cranberry, Sweet Leaf. The image was water colored with water brush and ink pads. If you squeeze the pad while it is closed, enough ink is transferred to the lid to make the perfect little color palette to lift your ink from.
Card #2 ~ all CTMH on this one... Everlasting Level 2 paper pack, Ponderosa Pine CS, Colonial White CS, Cranberry CS, Pewter Spiral clip, Vintage Post Card stamp set (D1207), Peace on Earth stamp set (D1243), Chocolate Waxy Flax, Inks: Desert Sand, Archival Black, Cranberry, Ponderosa Pine, Autumn Terracotta, Grey Flannel. Sandpaper, Water brush. The green striped piece was done by scoring lines at 1/4" intervals. Once all your lines are scored, flip over and sand across the raised lines and it takes the color off the raised areas and leaves you with a great textured piece of CS.
Card #3 ~ all CTMH on this one too... Everlasting Creative Basics paper pack, Ponderosa Pine CS, Cranberry CS, Colonial White CS, Peace on Earth stamp set (D1243), Edge Distresser, Water brush, Corner Rounder/Scallop Maker punch, Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Inks: New England Ivy, Ponderosa Pine, Chocolate, Cranberry, Honey, Autumn Terracotta. Silver embossing powder, heat gun. (oops, I lied ~ silver snowflake is from Michael's)
All cards are 5x7 size.
Until next time... Happy Christmas Card making! Better Get'm done!
Only 17 days left till Christmas!

1 comment:

Mary said...

I love the snowmen cards. You are so good at this scrapbooking and card making stuff. I learn something new everytime I see your blog!