It was the Christmas Spectacular demo weekend at the Glitter Pot this past weekend and I went on Saturday to see the designer's demos and displays. I've just ordered some new SU! goodies so I wasn't looking to buy very much at all. However - a new snowman stamp set is always going to be hard for me to resist! Jenny Mayes had some fabulous cards on display using a really sweet - and special - snowman set and it just had to come home with me.
Here's my CASEd version of Jenny's card. I cut part of the front off from a square white card blank, added patterned paper to the back inside of the card and added an acetate panel to the card front - I cut a separate strip of white CS and sandwiched the acetate between the card front and the CS strip. I tore a strip of white CS, stamped the "Snowflakes are snowmen waiting to happen!" sentiment and glued the torn strip to the patterned paper inside the card. I then added Stickles along the torn edge. When the Stickles was dry, I added contrasting paper to the card front and some pleated ribbon. I stamped the snowman on watercolour paper, coloured him with inks and a blender pen, cut him out and glued him to the acetate. I punched a few white snowflakes and glued those to the acetate also.
Here's the inside and you can see why I think this set is special - it has front and back snowman images - what a fab, fun idea and a great unexpected surprise for the card recipient!
Here's a close up of the back of Frosty. I used a clear Stardust pen to add twinkle to the snowflake he's holding behind his back.
I kept things very simple for the envelope - I just stamped a snowflake from the set and used circle punches to mat and layer. I had such a goofy grin on my face while making this card!
Stamps: Butterfly Kisses 'Frosty' clear set
CS: PaperMania white 5 1/4" square card blank, SU! Riding Hood Red & Whisper White, acetate
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Basic Black & Pool Party, blender pen, Sakura clear Stardust pen
Tools: X Cut snowflake punch, Woodware small snowflake punch, circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, rhinestone jewels