Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Birthday Snowman

     I'm still working on getting my stash of birthday cards restocked so here's another fun winter card.  The snowman image is from Melonheadz.


I used the colors from the challenge at Color My Heart.


     I used my ProMarkers to color the image and added a bit of sparkle with gel ink.  This time, I did something a bit different when it came to cutting out the image.  I took two of my new border dies (Spellbinders), placed one on each side of the image and used them to die cut it, trimming it top and bottom with my paper trimmer.

     The background polka dot paper is embossed and glittered, and the ribbon came from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The snowflake is a die cut, too.

     Challenges:
Craft for the Craic
Creative Moments
Double D
Inky Impressions
Kitty Bee Designs
Southern Girls
Star Stampz
Through the Purple Haze

     I hope those of you back East are managing to dig out from under the many inches of snow which piled onto you last weekend and that power is back on at your house.  If you're still snowed in, what a great excuse to craft all day.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

27 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card, love this snowman, especially the die you have used to showcase him.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

Super image and card, what a great idea to use 2 dies to get one, love it.

*Vicki* said...

Your colors look so pretty here and what a darling snowman!! Wonderfully put together card here Connie! ;) HUGS

PattyT said...

Wow what a cute card. Love the snowman.

Darlene said...

What a fun creation Connie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Fabulously fun card! I love how you cropped your brilliantly colored snowman with two different dies--great effect! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week--please join us again soon!
:) Marie

Donna Hanley said...

Great image and I like the way you used your dies. Those big shoes made me laugh. The blue snowflake and the ribbon are an ideal choice for this one. Too bad all that snow from the east couldn't be transported to the west coast and let it melt to help with your drought situation our there. Enjoy the day.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Aww he's a cutie! Love the colours you've used!
Hugs
Dawn xx

jimlynn said...

Really unique way to use the two border dies on this and it framed it out perfect! Cute little snowman too. Love your card Connie.
Lynn

Vicki robertson said...

Beautiful coloring on this cute snowman image, Connie! Thanks for joining the Double D Challenge!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Really cool die cut and fabulous design. hugs, Teresa

Shelly Schmidt said...

Cute image- I love snowmen : ) The border dies are a unique way to frame the image too. Loving the blues, and really cute snow socks.

Sue Reynolds said...

Hi Nana, glad you joined us this week for the Color Dare Challenge. Your card is adorable. Please come back for next week's color challenge.

JanR said...

Love seeing a Melonheadz image! Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

Jen Benner said...

Super cute card!! Thank you for playing along with the Close to my Heart Color Dare!

Planetsusie said...

What a great card! I love that image and your cool blues are perfect for it. Thank you so much for entering the TTPH (Anything Goes) Challenge this time, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Chrissy said...

Super card Connie..I love snowmen in any shape or form and this guy is awesome..
Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Southern Girls challenge..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Catherine Nowak said...

Wonderful card! Love your snowman! Thank you for joining us on Color My Heart.

P.G. Lamb said...

What a beautiful snowman card! You matched this week's colors pretty good too! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare.

Donna said...

What a cute card! Love the die-cut that the snowman is on and great colouring job on the image. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Marilyn Schleppy said...

What a cute card! I love the snowman. Thank you for sharing.

Gretchen Stumme said...

What an adorable snowman, Connie. I love all the layers and accents. Thanks for taking a Color Dare.

Lori T said...

Such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at Star Stampz, hope to see you again soon. Good luck Hugs Lori xx

M DelValle said...

Sweet card! Love the colors and design. Thank you for joining us at Star Stampz challenge blog. Maria

Karen Oliver said...

What a lovely card, lots of pretty little details. Love that quirky snowman, he has great attitude. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge.

Bettina L. said...

This is so cute. Love the snowman and snow. Thanks for sharing at Star Stampz. Hope to see you back for all about love challenge too. Bettina DT Member at Star Stampz xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh there's a sweet surprise for you over on the Southern Girls blog! Congratulations. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT