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:
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.