Thursday, August 7, 2014

Merry Monday #120 - Use Ski's, Skates, or a Sled


Good morning friends.  Playing along with Merry Monday's today, and what a perfect opportunity to use one of my new stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp Co.!  Most of you know I LOVE snowmen, and this little guy holding a pair of skates was just perfect for this challenge.  Take a look:



 Isn't he just the cutest?!!  I stamped him 3 times, and fussy cut him twice (his whole body once and then the hat, scarf, mug, & skates separately).  I used Crystal Effects on the parts I colored with my Copics, and then while waiting for those to dry, I used a new Memory Box stencil (Winter Flurry Frame) around my snowman image.  I used Bashful Blue and Marina Mist inks on the stencil and love the soft look of the snowflakes!  Here's a closer up view:



Isn't that SO pretty?!  I know I am going to be using this stencil a lot!! :0)  And here's a closer up view from the side so you can see the layering I did on the snowman:



I haven't used this technique of layering in quite a while, and it reminds of the shadow boxes my mom made for my room using Holly Hobbie (anyone remember her???).  Must be where I got my love of fussy cutting.  I know some people don't like doing it, but with a good pair of snips, I find it fun and relaxing! :0)  The sentiment is from the stamp set ("Snowy Hello"), and it includes another adorable snowman image, and then a lot of different sentiments and snowflakes.  I added some glitter and clear sequins to finish my card.

LOTS of really pretty cards over at the Merry Monday site, so make sure you check them out and play along too...Christmas isn't that far away!!  You can find all the info you need to play along right here .



Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!! :0)


9 comments:

  1. Super cute card Marcia, I love this adorable little fella. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  2. I love the snowman, and the stencil! So cute! Beautiful card. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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  3. This is adorable! Love that snowman!

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  4. He is the cutest, Marcia! I love the dimension you created and the stenciled frame is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. This is just darling. Those glossy accents are a great touch.

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  6. Super cute, Marcia! Love the snowman and the stenciled snowflake frame! Just perfect for this week's challenge!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  7. Love the snowman, and the stencilled frame is the perfect backdrop. xx

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  8. I love the stenciled background and the dimension on the snowman is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  9. I sure remember Holly Hobbie - I loved anything Holly Hobbie when I was a kid! This card is fabulous! I love that stenciled background and your snowman is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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