Thursday, January 9, 2014

Just How many Snowmen Stamps do I own?????

Stamps 32 & 33  Oh so fun.  I am FINALLY able to enter an MFT challenge and use MFT stamps.  I scooped up a bunch of images and sentiments and dies on their big pre-christmas sale.  Love all my newbies.  This is for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 158 and the New Challenge @ Mod Squad. That challenge gave a list of 12 items that we got to choose three from.  I chose Distressed image, layered image, and Die cuts.

IMG_3425Here’s the sketch, Here’s my take.  The main image is from MFT Who’s that Girl-Snowman.  the little guy on the banner going across is the third image from the cube I have been using.  The cube is now DONE.  It will likely be going bye-bye.  I stamped the main image with Versafine black after first stamping the image into a VersaMark pad.  Then used fine detail black embossing powder.  It seems that is the ONLY way that stuff is going to work.  I then used Lyra Aquacolor crayons with water brush to color the image.  I cut the image out with a circle die.  I added some eyelet coals for dimension.

I thought the banner going across needed to be subtle and stamped it in SU Going Gray.  It looked a bit too plain and I went in with a rose romance marker and colored select parts.  I had no blue brads and white didn’t fit on here so I took the white snowflake brads, dipped them onto the brilliance blue metallic pad, covered them with clear embossing powder and heat set them.  Yep, that worked.  I had forgotten about that trick.  But I haven’t used eyelets and brads much over the last few years.  I ran the two back ground pieces through embossing folders of different size dots for interest.  Upon adding the circle piece it looked too stark and perfect and I distressed the edge all the way around and then scrunched it into the corder and chopped part of it off.  Ah, I like that look so much better.  Rather than mess with a ribbon for the bottom piece and to give a bit more pop I ran the same color strip with embossing across the bottom.  oh yes, I really like this now.  Another birthday taken care of.

Supplies used:

Image: MFT-There She goes Snowman: Cube stamp

Cardstock:  SU in color bluish and Rose Red

Embellishments:  square eyelets and Recollections Snowflakes-colored

Color Medium: Lyra Aquacolor Crayons and water brush

Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, The Paper Studio Medium Large Dots


  1. Great colors and dimension! Thanks for playing along in our first Mod Squad challenge! Sean

  2. The eyelet "buttons" on the snowman are so clever! I like your take on the challenge. The different sized dots in the background give it a subtle zing.

  3. Aww...what a cute snowman with his buttons! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad!

  4. What a fun card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge!