Saturday, November 20, 2010
Penny Black Frosty the Snowman in his Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland
Hi and welcome to my Blog :-)
I made another CAS Christmas card for my stash. Now I know it doesn't snow where I live at Christmas-time - but I just LOVE snowmen and snowflakes. There's just something special about them that really floats my boat. And I collect things that have snowmen or snowflakes on them - stamps, paper, ornaments - oh, I could just let my head go if my wallet would allow it! And I just LOVE this Penny Black stamp - the snowman looks so joyous and I smile everytime I look at him.
I did actually colour him a little with a light blue and grey Derwent Coloursoft pencil plus OMS, but it doesn't show up all that much in the photo - but hope you can see it a little. I added some orange pencil to his nose. I added some Polar White FlowerSoft with Aleen's tacky glue along the bottom then used the end of a blunt sewing needle to add little dots of the glue to the snowflakes surrounding him, then added FlowerSoft. I find it easier to use a sewing needle to make small dots than using the glue straight from the bottle and getting big, messy blobs.
Here is a little close-up of the FlowerSoft:
The embossing folder is one of the folders from the Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set. The blue snowflakes are the leftover punchies from using my Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge punch. I love how you get several different sized snowflakes from using it - so handy for embellishing a card. I added blue rhinestones to the centres and popped all these snowflakes up on 2mm mounts (dimensionals).
The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I diecut a white snowflake using my Snowflake #2 die and added a blue rhinestone to the centre, then added some Frosted Lace Stickles. Here is a close-up:
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow with some Vintage-style gift bags.
Stamps: Penny Black Frosty PB-3248H, Sentiment (retired) from Elzybells
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, embossing folder from Winter Wonderland set, Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 die, FlowerSoft Polar White, Aleen's tacky glue, Derwent Coloursoft pencils, OMS, paper stumps, Frosted Lace stickles, Kaiser blue rhinestones, gingham ribbon, Bow Easy, 2mm mounts, Cardstock: white
Punches: Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge, Stampin' Up corner