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Monday, September 15, 2014

A Personal Scramble - Frosty Snowman

About every two weeks, over on the Hero Arts Flickr Group, we have Scrambles.  These 90 minutes sessions can bring a spark to one's creativity; you have no time to overthink a design - just go for it.  Well, I've tried having "personal" Scrambles when I need a jump start to get a card done.  I think of a theme and off I go!

Today is a regular day off work and I decided to have such a Scramble.  My theme - to use an embossed background I just received from my friend Heather.  It's a beautiful snowflake background on a soft blue card stock - thanks again, Heather!  I just received an order from Hero Arts which included three of their Special Bundles.  The one I used today contained a clear stamp set CL800 Frosty Wishes and a die set DI105 Snowman Die Cuts.  I just love this darling snowman and the dies made it super simple to put together.  This card was made in less than an hour.  I must admit the Stickles on my snowbank weren't totally dry when I took the photograph... And if I was Scrambling for real, I would've had a problem because my photo software wasn't cooperating!

Here's my card:

Frosty Snowman
I stamped the snowman on Copic paper and added a light border inside the black stamping using Copic Marker B00.  I stamped the scarf using Salty Ocean Distress Ink, then added some B00 over it.  The Stickles on the snowbank photographed a bit pink, but it's really Diamond white.  The holly embellishment is by Jolie.
Heather and I were trying to make 2 Christmas cards per month throughout the year so we wouldn't be so pressed and stressed come December.  Well, I got behind immediately but managed to catch up a bit - I now have 14 cards made including this one - Woo Hoo!  Just 4 more and I'll be caught up through September.  How are you doing on your Christmas cards?  Do you wait until a certain month or do you try to do a few at a time throughout the year?  Whichever way you work - hope it's going well for you! 
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stampingandstitching said...

Linda, this is such an adorable card! The snowman is super cute and I love the way you've coloured him and added the sparkly holly to his hat! Love the sparkly snow too! Lol as you know I'm not doing too well on my Christmas cards but hopefully I'll get there eventually!

Nicole Parmentier said...

This snowman is so cute! I love the embossed snowflakes in the bg!