Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bah! Humbug! #43 --- Snowmen

Oh my gosh! I just noticed I haven't posted for almost a week!  Where did the days go?  I do remember spending one luxurious day coloring images..... now I'd better get busy making them into cards! I missed a couple of favorite challenges, again, but I'm able to get this one in for the Bah! Humbug! Challenge.  This week we are celebrating SNOWMEN!  Snowmen and Snowladies are some of my favorite people and they are such cheerful characters on Christmas/Winter/Holiday cards.  

It's not hard to find adorable stamps of snowpeople, but it is difficult to match the unique creations of Sassy Cheryl.  I am using one of her many characters, "Cappuccino, Anyone?"   

I kept the card quite simple.  The snowflake background is made with Martha Stewart's new snowflake "punch all over the page."  I bought one of the first ones she offered, but it was difficult to line up the pattern to make a lacy grid like this one.  The new style has the pattern engraved around the base, like on the border punches, so making this nine-snowflake pattern was easy-peasy!  Michael's had a bunch of these new punches.

Here is the new MS punch and you can see the patterns all around.

I colored the snowman with Copics.  Hmmmmm, that trademark green apron has me thirsty for a Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte!  The card base and oval die cut are made from a semi-glossy red card stock.  The image is also cut with a Nestie.  

I hope you all are having a great week and taking good care of yourselves.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to hop over to Bah! Humbug! for more cheerful goodness in the form of snowmen!


Kathyk said...

Fab card - love the effect with your new MS punch - wish we had Michaels here in the UK!


Colleen said...

Like your funky snowman, must keep my eye out for the new Martha Stewart punches.

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Max said...

Lining up punches can be a tricky business ... and very frustrating if it goes wrong lol! Love your image for our snowman challenge. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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