Friday, November 19, 2010

Snow People for the OSC

WAHOO!!! It's time for a new challenge at One Stop Crafts. This week Lisa is challenging us to use the theme SNOW PEOPLE. The lovely crew at Robyn's Fetish provided super cute digis for us to play with. If you join in the flurry of fun, you could win some from our awesome sponsor. I'm posting a few hours earlier than my friends across the pond as Saturday mornings usually find me far from the computer. I like being ahead of the clock instead of a day behind. I learned a new to me technique at a card class recently and really love the effect. My snowflake background was made by running a piece of cardstock through an embossing folder. I flipped the piece over and inked up a brayer to coat the back of the panel with ink. The 'embossed' part stayed white. Um, I think this is debossing, right? Like I said, it was new to me. I love how it really makes the pattern pop and showcase the intricate details of the snowflakes. I can't wait to try it with my other embossing folders.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #80

Color Inspiration ~ Colour Create #58

Image Detail
Here's a close up of the debossed snowflakes. I added pearl centers and a smidge of stickles for extra sparkle.
 My little snowman is as cozy as can be.

Ins and Outs ~ Embossed SnowFlakes
Stamps: Robyn's Fetish Snowman, SU Jolly Jingles Wheel (inside verse)
Paper: SU (Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake), DCWV Winter Stack

Ink: SU (Early Espresso, Baja Breeze) and SU Markers

Accessories: SU Chantilly Crochet Trim, Pearls, Embossing Folders (Northern Flurry, Perfect Polka Dots), SU Punches (Word Window, Modern Label); Pop Up Dots, Brayer, Stickles

Techniques: Embossing


  1. What a great card and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your debossed snowflake. Thanks for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.

  2. Fabulous card, love the snowman and the snowflakes.

  3. Beautiful card!

    Lovely to see your work at Daring Cardmakers! Thanks for joining us!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  4. Hello Cat - it is great to see you playing along this week - and what an adorable card! I love the texture on the snowflakes - this is a great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  5. Absolutely awesome snowflakes! Love them! Cute little snowman too. The touch of lace is wonderful!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges. This earns you an entry in the Dec 1st drawing for 4 December stamp sets from Mark's Finest Papers and a $25.00 gift certificate!

    We would also like to invite you to play Inspiration Tag with us!

  6. Hi Cat, I just love your card this week! Snowmen are one of my fav images and all the embossing and debossing is fabulous! The lacy ribbon and stickles are a lovely addition to this supercute card. Fabulous colors too! Thanks so much for joining us again this week!

  7. Hi ya
    a gorgeous card, fab snowman, luv the snowflakes, great design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  8. Hiya Cat - lovely card - really nice embossing as well.

  9. Beautiful card Cat, love that snowflake detail and I adore that cute image.
    Lorraine x

  10. This is gorgeous and I love the "debossing". Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  11. Hiya Cat

    this is gorgeous, I love the snowflake! gorgeous design, thanks for joining us at tpc


  12. Wow what a lovely snowflake and snowman Christmas card! I love your take on the sketch this week! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Midnight Madness.

  13. wow Cat what a gorgeous card, I love the snowflakes...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  14. Lovely christmascard! Goregeous snowflakes and the snowman is adorable!

    Thank you so much for joining in on our challenge. We really appriciate your support and hope to see you again next week.

    Midnight Madness Design Team

  15. Great card with lovely colors. This snowman is really adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  16. Darling card! I love the background with the debossing. Darling image. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge.

  17. Hi Cat,
    Ohh how gorgeous. Love the debossed snowflakes, really cute
    Thank for joing us at SFTW
    Yvonne x


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