Friday, May 18, 2018

CAS Christmas May 2018 - SNOWMAN

Hello friends.  This month's challenge over at CAS Christmas is to add a SNOWMAN to your Christmas card.


This was a hard challenge for me...because I am such a snowman lover and have way too many images to choose from!  Took me almost 2 weeks just to decide which one to use...geesh!  I finally ended up choosing a really old wooden red rubber stamp from Stamp City that I bought when I very first started stamping.  It really is a cute, cute image, but I chose it mainly because of it's small size so that I could make a shaker card.

I stamped the image in black and then embossed it in clear embossing powder.  After coloring the image with a few Copics, I lightly blended around it using Salty Ocean Distress Ink.


I used MFT's Peek-A-Boo Rectangle Die to cut a window on the top layer of my card and then attached acetate to the back that I had dry embossed with a Darice snowflake embossing folder.


The embossed acetate looks so cool, but I had a dickens of a time trying to photograph it, so here's a photograph of just the acetate:


The acetate I use (Judi-Kins Embossable Window Plastic) comes with a thin piece of tissue paper behind each sheet, so I left it on when I embossed the snowflakes and now I have a really cool piece of embossed tissue paper to use on another project!  But anyway, hopefully you can get a better idea from this photo what the acetate really looks like over my snowman.  I finished off the shaker part of my card with some clear sequins and my tiny sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh's Happy Snowman stamp set.

You have until the 24th to play along with this challenge and there are so many cute, CUTE snowmen cards from the DT and in the gallery to inspire you...check it all out right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


13 comments:

  1. This is just darling Marcia! The embossed acetate is so clever. What a delightful shaker card!!!

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  2. So sweet! I love each perfect detail from your peek-a-boo frame to the twigs sticking out the top of his head! giggles!! I love the look of embossed acetate it gives delightful texture to your shaker!!

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  3. He's so cute Marcia :) I love the shaker and that embossed window looks wonderful. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

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  4. This is the cutest snowman, Marcia! He certainly is a keeper! And he fits perfectly in the peek-a-boo window! Love the embossed acetate and the shakers make it even more fun! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

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  5. Oh ...the cutest of snowman and love that you made this adorable shaker card x

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  6. I love your snowman and I love the shaker card. I just made one with one of my really old snowman stamps too. Great framing, lovely colouring, and gorgeous irridescent sequins. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

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  7. Such a sweet snowman card, Marcia! I love that you created a shaker and your embossed acetate is such a lovely touch! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Christmas ~ Barb GD

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  8. SO ADORABLE! Love this little guy ... and he makes a perfect shaker! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

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  9. He IS the chosen snowman - sooo ADORABLE, Marcia!! And the shaker makes him look even cuter! I never thought of embossing shaker window acetate. You're so creative! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx

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  10. Adorable snowman shaker, Marcia! Beautiful colouring and love the embossed acetate. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Snowman challenge. x

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  11. Marcia, your snowman image is just too stinkin' cute! Love the shaker card you created with the pretty snowflake EF!
    PS: Oh and I must head over to MFT to look at that stitched window frame :-)

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  12. Love this reindeer snowman, Marcia. And glad you have the opposite problem of too many snowmen stamps versus me with too few. lol . Thanks for playing with us at CAS Christmas this month!

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  13. Adorable snowman, Marcia! Just love the shaker window with the embossed acetate - must try that!! Congrats on your outstanding design recognition!!

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