Monday, November 3, 2008

Shimmery Sparkly Snowman

I inked up Anna Wight's Snowman for Peace, one of the new cling sets from Whipper Snapper Designs...I just love this snowman! I blinged him all up by with clear and blue Swarovski Crystals, layered him on some shimmery blue CS, and the snow is even glittery!

The card measures 4.25" x 4.25" square. I love square cards, and this size is nice because it'll fit in a regular invitation envelope. The layout is Julee Tilman's Mojo Sketch 59. I used PTI's Night Sky Shimmer CS for the card base and the punched snowflakes....sooo shimmery! The white panel is dry embossed through the Cuttlebug with the snowflakes folder. The snowflakes were punched out with a Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and popped up on dimensionals, then I added a small dot of crystal effects to the centers to glue down the clear crystals. The snowman was stamped once onto white CS with Versafine Black Onyx, watercolored with Basic Black ink, and his nose was colored with a Y38 Honey Copic marker. I stamped the hat and scarf onto Bashful Blue Designer Prints, cut them out, and glued them over the snowman. I added Dries Clear Adhesive to the snow under the snowman and sprinkled on some of Taylor's Starfire Glitter.

The inside of the card has a thin 1/2" strip of the Bashful Blue Designer Prints along the bottom edge, and I stamped some of the snowflakes from Anna's Snowman for Peace set along the top edge in Bashful Blue ink.

RECIPE ~
Stamps: Snowman for Peace (Whipper Snapper Designs)
Paper: PTI Night Sky Shimmer CS, PTI Select White, Bashful Blue Designer Prints
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Y38 Honey Copic Marker
Accessories: Clear and Blue Swarovski Crystals (from AC Moore), SU Small and Large Oval Punches, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Dimensionals, Starfire Glitter (Taylored Expressions), Dries Clear Adhesive (Art Institute Glitter)
Technique: Paper Piecing
Card Size: 4.25" x 4.25"


Enjoy your evening!

30 comments:

Gabriela said...

Stunning card! But than again the designer was Denise Marzec and those are Anna Wight stamps so how could you go wrong? Can't talk now, must CASE this at once. Your artwork is marvelous.

JenMarie said...

Gorgeous!
Love the snow and those snowflakes!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

BEAUTIFUL!! =)

Michelle said...

This is soooo beautiful ~~ I love the bling & the snowflakes on the inside :)

silkeledlow said...

Hi GF!!! Did you know I love snowmen too??? This one is adorable - fabulous card for the holidays!!! The punched snowflakes and sparkles look fab too!!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

What a lovely little snowman!
Dig that embossed bg.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love all the sparkly snow!! Almost makes me want it to snow here! Did you know that you are the reason I started decorating the inside of my cards? You rock!!
hugs,Jami

Dottie K. said...

Hi Denise, This is stunning. I love your snowman and flakes. This is one of my favorite cards. :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO super cute girl, I LOVE that snowman!!

Terri said...

Darling card, Denise. You know I am a "sucker for bling" so I especially love the sparkle you added to the snow! TFS!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Too cute Denise! Those black snowflakes are really cool!

Jerri Kay said...

Totally adorable Denise, I love your snowman and the snowflakes, a wonderful Christmas card!

LeAnne said...

He is a sweetie!
LeAnne

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Denise, this is adorable! I love snowmen and this card is a fave! Love the paper pieced hat and scarf and those snowflakes!!! Cuteness!

Wendy said...

Ohh another very pretty snowman card, Denise! I love all the sparkle and the crystals on the snowflakes! Nice job, girl!!

Have a great day!
Wendy

Susan (rainy) said...

This is just delightful! Love the sparkle!

Alexandra said...

What a gorgeous card Denise!! Love the snowman and the paper piecing, it looks fabulous *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

MamaDuck said...

Great job! Love that snowman! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Sweet card Denise, I just LOVE the NEW images and your design is so much fun!!

Have a wonderful week, Jennifer :)

Joan Ervin said...

Beautiful, Denise....love the snowman and all the sparkle....almost puts me in the mood for snow.. (but not quite...heehee!!!)

chelemom said...

This is a beautiful wintery, snowman card!!!! LOVE it!

Rose Ann said...

I love your snowman, Denise!! Beautiful sparkle, and snowflakes!! Wonderful card!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This card is so adorable! I love your work...you are so darn creative!

Marsha said...

I would never have thought to make black snowflakes. They look great. Cute card.

Kimberly said...

How cute is he? Love the snowflakes too!

Beate said...

Wow! Fantastic card. LOVE how you matched the dry embossed background with the punchouts. LOVE how the hat sticks out of the square.
Hugs and smiles

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Denise this card is sweet and yet elegant I love this snowman. What a wonderful card. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Julia Aston said...

Love the black snowflakes against the white card - very cute snowman Denise!

Carolyn King said...

SUPER adorable! Happy bday to your daughter!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty! I love that snowman and all his bling! The embossed panel is perfect along with those snowflakes too!