Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Best of.....Snow(man)!

I was so excited when I saw the new "Best of" stamp set for November, because every stamp was devoted to snow! The snowflake is absolutely gorgeous, the snowman couldn't be any cuter, and the hedgehog building a snow-hedgie is adorable! Top it off with a 'Let it Snow' greeting, and the stamp set couldn't be any better, in my book.

Today's card features the snowman, obviously. You could turn it into a snow-woman just by adding a tiny punched flower to the hat! The image is easy-peasy to color, and it fits perfectly in the Extra Large Oval punch, which fits perfectly in the Designer Frames oval embossing folder. (Imagine that!)

I added some sparkle to the snow with a swipe of the 2-Way Glue Pen and a sprinkle of Dazzling Diamonds glitter*.  The buttons on the snowman became rhinestones and a rhinestone was added to the center of the white heat embossed (on vellum) snowflake. The snowflake was then cut out with a Festive Flurry Framelit.

*I've heard glittter referred to as 'the herpes of the crafting world', which is kind of sad. I love the sparkle that it adds but, I admit, it can be messy. My solution is to keep the Dazzling Diamonds in a medium stamp case like I use for my embossing powders.  I sprinkle the glitter on with a plastic spoon (kept in the case), tap the excess back into the case and let it dry for an hour or so.  Then the dried image is brushed off with a stiff brush, over a waste basket, so any loose bits are removed. This method really helps keep the mess to a bare minimum.

Stamps: Best of Snow, That's the Ticket
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, White Cardstock Vellum, Season of Style DSP Stack
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green (2012-2014 In Color pack)
Accessories: Big Shot, Designer Frames (oval) folder, Snowburst folder (retired), Festive Flurry Framelits, Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Extra Large Oval Punch, Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Blender Pens, Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Hi Cindy, I have come over from Stampin Connection and am your newest FOLLOWER. Love your blog and projects. Hope you will come visit me on my blog and FOLLOW ME if you wish. Happy Stampin' Louise

  2. Love, love, love this card!!! Frosty is the first stamp set I bought from S/U, still have it, but I ordered this. I hope you don't mind, but I might have to borrow your design.

    1. Christine, I never saw the original Frosty (I joined in 2009), but I fell in LOVE with him when I saw this set. So glad you like the card - borrow away, friend!

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