Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Circle Snowman CASE

This cute little guy is making the 'rounds' these days (Get it?  He's made of circle punches... hee hee!).  Believe it or not, I made this card at our local coffee shop where I like to hang out with my DH on weekends while he listens to Leo Laporte's The Tech Guy show on the radio.  I do quite a bit of my crafting sitting here across from my handsome hubby - be it designing something new, assembling something I started at home, or cutting card stock to prep for an upcoming stamp camp.  Anyway, onto today's post...


I first saw him on Corinne (aka Roxy) Sommerville's blog, then on Dawn Griffith's, and a little while later on Renee Van Stralen'sedited to add:  Corinne cased this cute snowman from Sharon Field, and Sharon's card was inspired by a card designed by Heidi Van Laar, which appeared in Papercrafts Holiday Cards and More Volume 5.

I have this thing about matting/borders, so I basically decided to CASE Corinne's card (Copy And Steal Everything) and put a Chocolate Chip card base behind the card front.  I love the snowflake from the set Season of Friendship, so I stamped it onto the Crumb Cake card stock.  I debated on adding some glitter to the snowflakes, then decided against it.  Unfortunately the sponge I grabbed wasn't completely clean, so my Marina Mist sponging of the snowman circles and snow has a few stray colors mixed, but this is my prototype, so I'll be sure to use a cleaner sponge when I make more of this little guy.

I don't send many Christmas cards, so I think this will be our Christmas card this year (and we'll make him at my next stamp camp with the gals at work, too).  Thanks for taking time from your busy day to visit my blog today!

Stamp Sets:  Season of Friendship, Seasonal Sentiments
Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Inks:  Craft White, Marina Mist, Basic Black (classic pad & marker), Cherry Cobbler (marker)
Punches:  1 1/4 inch, 1 3/4 inch and 2 1/2 inch circle punches, snowflake for arms, large star for nose
Accessories:  2 way glue pen, ultrafine clear glitter, stampin' dimensionals, eraser from a new pencil (to stamp eyes)

10 comments:

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Very pretty, Cheryl--he looks kinda irridescent with the touches of other colors. . . .

Yapha said...

So cute!! I hadn't seen him before, but he will be perfect to make with my kids' class!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

He is very cute... and Roxy cased hers from me (Sharon Field) :) It's all good!

Monica said...

This snowman was in Papercrafts Holiday Cards and More Volume 5 - designed by Heidi Van Laar - he's very cute

Heidi Baks said...

I may have to make this snowman too - I just love him!

Adriana Benitez said...

So cute! And how fun that you and your hubby do things like this together (or at least out together, doing your own thing...)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love this card! Ho ho ho fun!

Tanya Boser said...

Wow! That was amazing how you tracked the inspiration on this card! And it is an adorable card :)

Shelley said...

Super cute card!

Tiya-B said...

what a great card, and i love your blogging about it too!