Saturday, 24 May 2014

Snowman Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT May Stash Challenge

This week at 52 {C}CT we've got a stash challenge for you.  We all love using our newly acquired goodies but I bet we've all got some older items that are being neglected!  I know I love it when I use something I've had for ages together with a brand new item.  So while I was thinking about new and old that wedding related saying popped into my noggin - "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue".   I thought that would be fun to use as guidelines for a stash challenge.  I'm asking for you to use at least two of the categories - but go for it and use all 4 if you're able to! 


The three snowman stamps I've used on this card are ones I've had for many, many years and they've had a lot of use - just not recently.  Out of interest I checked my blog and found that they've not seen ink since 2010!  I do love snowman stamps and these are particular faves and I was very happy to ink them up again!  I punched snowflakes from white velvet paper that I've had in my stash for years so the stamps and paper are my old items.  The circle dazzler embellishment I used to dot the i in 'Christmas' is my new item.  I borrowed the 'merry Christmas' die from my friend Angela and I used blue CS and inks. 

I stamped the large snowman onto watercolour paper using black VersaFine ink and heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder.  I coloured him in using inks and a water brush, fussy cut him and attached him to the Island Indigo card base - I glued him flat at the bottom but popped his upper part up.  I've added glitter glue to the hat, holly berries and the snowman's nose.  I die cut the 'merry Christmas' from Pool Party CS, glued a piece of Midnight Muse CS behind the lower portion and glued it to the front of the card.  I added the punched velvet paper snowflakes and sprinkled on some rhinestones.  To complete the card front I added the circle dazzler embellishment.    

I stamped, heat embossed, coloured and fussy cut the images for inside and the envelope.  I added glitter glue to the hats and noses too! 

The rest of the DT have wonderful samples to inspire you so do check out their work.  Then get rootling through your stash for those old, buried items and play along with us at 52 {C}CT!  Just remember to use at least two of the categories when you come to make your card, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Stamps: three snowman stamps from Hobby Art, Imaginisce 'Be Merry' Snag'em stamp
CS: SU! Island Indigo, Pool Party, Midnight Muse & Whisper White, watercolour paper, white velvet paper
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Island Indigo, Pool Party, Garden Green, Real Red, Smoky Slate & Basic Black
Tools: Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas' die, Fiskars snowflake punch, heat tool, water brush
Embellishments & accessories: clear embossing powder, Star Dust, Orange Peel & Xmas Red Stickles glitter glues, Creative Expressions Circle Dazzler, SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals

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RitaR said...

Super cute snowman! I always look forward to seeing how you decorate the insides of your cards and especially how you decorate your envelopes!

Louise van Vuren said...

Sorry I'm late, Ruth, I've been away for the weekend visiting my MIL in hospital. This is another fab card, love that image, he reminds me a bit of THE Snowman. With the two shades of blue and the glitzy details this is Christmas card perfection. Love the stamping on the inside too. Thanks for the challenge

Louise xx

fabiola jaques said...

super sympa Ruth, joli ensemble très raffiné, biz

Danielle Vincent said...

What a dapper looking snowman Ruth! He looks quite pleased about something. Maybe its all those lovely snowflakes you've added to your card. Very fun and wonderful card! Hugs D

Jacqueline said...

LOve this card Ruth - you do snowmen so well - Jacqueline xx

Deborah Frings said...

Ruth, I have to say that I love this challenge - it was lots of fun. I think your snowman is so jolly and I love the dimensional snow on his hat. I do like the shades of blue too. Congrats on using all four elements!

Patricia H. said...

What a darling snowman! This cheerful fellow is sure to bring a smile to whoever receives this card!

Asha said...

Wha a fun card, Ruth. Mr Snowman in his fancy hat .... what a hoot! Sorry I'm late visiting.
hugs, Asha