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Monday, February 13, 2017

Snowman for Merry Monday

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Hi everyone - back with another Merry Monday card! Why so late? LOL - it's almost 5pm here and usually I have a card posted long before now. Friends wonder how I'm so fast to post usually. Well, I get up on Mondays and read the new challenge with my breakfast, then I start to create. Today, my retired quartet Chord Company got together for brunch at my former tenor's house. We enjoyed sitting around recalling our adventures as a quartet, eating yummy food and even celebrating my birthday a day early. I got home about 2pm and thought I'd try to create a card for MM before I rehearse my chorus music. This week Linda challenges us to USE a SNOWMAN (or woman/family etc). Two weeks ago I made a card with 5 stamped snowmen but no worries, I have plenty of snowman stuff in the stash. Decided to go with an embossed one. Here's the card:

Snowman
Supplies: Hero Arts Celadon folded card and Powder Layering Paper & Neenah Solar White
Stamp - Hero Arts Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold Prints CG685 and Frosty Wishes CL800
Embossing folder - Tim Holtz Snow Flurries and Snowman Texture Fades 656944
Other - Copic Markers, Distress Inks, Target $ bin snowflakes, Michael's gems

Funny story about this embossing folder - back when Archiver's had brick and mortar stores and put on ScrapFest each year, Tim Holtz would come to teach a fabulous class. One year he gave us all the Sizzix Texture Fade set that included the snowman - it wasn't even out for sale yet. We were so excited to get it but typical me - it came home to find its way into a drawer for years. I was glad to let it see the light of day today!! When I embossed, I didn't get much contrast even after inking the snowman. So I shaded around him with some Copics and really liked the result. I also sprayed some Distress Stain and still found it lacking so I stamped a bit with the same background I used on the card base. Finally satisfied.

Well, I'd better head off to practice. Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful evening!!

15 comments:

Connie the Cootiebug said...

Your project looks terrific. I'm very new to playing with stains and stamps, etc. I've found your blog and a few others that I'm sure will keep me inspired and learning.

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

Marie B. said...

Well, I think you have made him quite stunning! I love the blues, and that background stamp! *LOVE*

Greta said...

What a great snowman & you ended up with a gorgeous card, Linda! Happy BD a day early! I always remember your BD since you were the closest I had to a BD twin in the HA group. Glad you got an early start on celebrating!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful snowman Linda - i think i have have him somewhere and don't think he's every been used!!

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Linda and Happy Birthday to you, hope you have a fabulous day.

Linda said...

Love your embossed snowman. He is so cute. Great colors too. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Linda said...

Oh and Happy Belated Birthday.

Rosemary said...

another fantastic entry for merry Monday, linda!! hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, your snowman silhouette is fantastic. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Jean said...

Happy birthday! And what a fun (and frosty) snow man!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful rich colors and layers of snowflakes! Love how you color the embossed snowman!!

Marcia HIll said...

What a FUN card Linda and loved your little story about the embossing folder too! And a very happy belated birthday to you too! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Merry Monday! :0)

Lynn said...

A beautiful card, and belated happy birthday wishes. Lynn x

Julia Aston said...

I didn't realize Tims snowman was an embossing folder too! You accented it nicely!