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Monday, January 30, 2017

Magic Five - Snowmen Quintet

Hi all - time for another Merry Monday challenge!! 


This week, Debbie hosts challenge 233 - she asks us to use five of anything on a Christmas card. I flipped through a bin of stamp sets and decided to make a quintet of snowmen in various sizes using four different stamp sets by Hero Arts. Here's my card:

Snowman quintet
Supplies: Stamps - Hero Arts CL800 Frosty Wishes (largest snowman & sentiment), CL541 Snowman Christmas (two medium snowmen), CL727 Lisa's Mix and Match Messages (small snowman with top hat), CL885 3D House Essentials (smallest snowman); Whimsy Stamps Penguin Fun (cap with matching die)
Die - Stitched Rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
Paper - Hero Arts Sea Mix Layering Paper (medium shade), Neenah Solar White
Other - Copic Markers, foam tape, Fired Brick & Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

I was delighted to find a mix of snowmen facing different directions for some interest. Isn't that littlest snowman just the cutest? I started stamping the two smallest ones, made a mask and then stamped the next two. Made a mask of the medium snowmen and stamped the largest one. The largest one comes with a separate top hat but I decided to mix it up and use a knit cap from a Whimsy Stamps set. BTW, that Whimsy set has five penguins so it might see action this week too! I blobbed my first stamping of the smallest snowmen so I used that panel as a guide for the final product. The MISTI came in very handy for this process - just popped the guide in and arranged the next set of stamps, replaced it with the "good" panel and stamped again. It still took a while to set up the card, create the masks, then stamp and color the images - probably about two hours total. I should've stamped extras while I was at it but didn't. No worries, I kept the guide and masks so I can easily pop out more cards later.

Thanks for stopping and be sure to stop by Merry Monday to check out the great inspiration from the Design Team. And thanks to MM for the honorable mention for last week's card!!

18 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

cute congregation of snowmen, Linda - and congrats on your card win from last week's challenge!

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable!!!

Marcia HIll said...

Awwww...what a sweet card with all 5 of those adorable snowmen Linda! I love the graduated sizes too! Cute, cute card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Susan Joyce said...

Love how you configured the Snowman from the 5 different sets of stamps and the largest ones beanie. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Greta said...

How clever & cute, Linda!

Lin said...

How fun, Linda! Love your collection of cuties! Great sentiment to go with them, too!

Rosemary said...

just love your snowman quintet, linda!!! the hat on the biggest on is just too cute!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun idea! and such a cute array of snowmen! LOVE the knit hat on the largest one!

The Paper Toile said...

Cute! I love all of your adorable little snow babies!

Jean said...

These could not be cuter! What a wonderful group of snowmen!

Linda said...

Love your little group of 5 snowmen. So adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

I love your adorable little snowmen friends, wonderful card. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Debbie Henderson said...

I love this Linda, so adorable with all the snow people! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Aww - such darling snowpeople!! What a cute, cute, card! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

OMG, this is just the cutest! Love snowmen.

PJ said...

Super cute card, I love all the different sizes of the snowmen.
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Betty Keefe said...

congrats on your HM on Merry Monday!!!

Greta said...

Congrats on the HM at MM--well-deserved!