Now this was definitely somewhat challenging for me as I don't use charms often (I can never decide where to place them and how to attach them) but luckily still have several of them stashed away. I have always loved this cute double charm with mitten and snowflake and kept hoarding it. I know we're in the midst of Summer and it just happens to be the hottest week of the year so far, but I decided to make a "Christmas in July" card anyway. It also helps cool you off a bit knowing that the cold days will follow in not too long :-)
I heat embossed the cute snowman by Penny Black - Snowy - on Bristol Vellum paper, then colored with Distress inks. I inked the edges using the same Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass distress inks I used for coloring. The pattern papers are from my stash and all the little sentiments are from the Penny Black set Holiday Snippets. In addition to the same blue inks I also used Wilted Violet Distress ink for the sentiments to bring more color to the card. Edges were distressed and I tied the charm onto my card with some Jute Twine and sticky dots keep the mitten in place.
Above is a better view of the charm and sentiments. I ended up having to stamp one of the sentiments onto a scrap of card stock to cover up a badly stamped sentiment, but I like how it turned out. As you can see the hat has lots of sparkles, I used Hero Arts' Irridescent Ink that came in one of their My Monthly Hero kits. But this specific kit (the October 2018 kit) has sold out.
I'm sharing with these challenges - there are lots of Christmas in July themes:)
Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas in July // Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Christmas // The Male Room - Christmas // Crafty Sentiment Designs - Christmas In July // Shopping Our Stash - Christmas in July // The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Christmas // CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog - Christmas in July // International Art & Soul - Christmas in July // Crafty Calendar - Christmas in July // Di's Digis Designs - Christmas in July // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - use PB stamps // Send a Smile for Kids - Christmas for Kids
Lemon Shortbread // Crafting from the Heart // Get Creative Challenges // A Place To Start //
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As I just told Wendy it was a challenge for me as well and got me digging for long forgotten stash. Snowy looks great as always and like how you stamped a snowflake onto his scarf to match your background.ReplyDelete
Have a good weekend, the news tells us it's hot out your way.
Thank you, Brenda. It's always a joy creating with "Snowy". Your news channel is correct, we're definitely having an extreme heat wave at the moment. Funny that just over 6 months ago we dealt with the Polar Vortex. Sometimes I feel like we're living in the most extreme part of the country (or world?)Delete
What a gorgeous card Ellie - love the multiple sentiments and all the wonderful sponging and distressing around this sweet snowman. Those charms are beautiful - I also use glue dots to keep charms in place when I use them, which is not often.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Maxine.Delete
Looks fab Ellie and I love the double charm, xxxReplyDelete
Thanks Wendy. Great challenge btw., and I finally got to use this cute charm!Delete
Adorable card and cute charm!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Thanks Marilyn. Same to you, too!Delete
Such a cute card! I love the charm. I need to remember to use mine more on my cards.ReplyDelete
Thanks Amy. I too never think of adding charms, but they do make it a little extra special!Delete
Lovely card Ellibelle! Love the distressing. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.ReplyDelete
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Thanks so much for stopping by, Gale! Happy to be able to join in at Crafty Calendar!Delete
There are two or three stamps that I simply love and this is one of them. Thanks so much for sharing with us at IAAS this time. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Christine DTReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Christine!Delete
Adorable! Great how you matched the colours and the snowflakes on the background and the cute snowman! The card has a lovely cold feel! :) Love so much the sweet charm and the way you shown it! I never use charms, too, but I have some... Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Alice. It was great to finally have a reason to use this charm!Delete
Brilliant card Ellie, everyones favourite snowman, perfect charm and a super background. Like you I hardly ever use charms.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kath. He's definitely a favorite of so many! My husband picked him out for me years ago :)Delete
Gorgeous charm and my favourite snowman!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card! I love the image and the blue shades you have used here.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining the Cute N Crafty challenge.
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Thanks for stopping by, Monica!Delete
A very "cool" card! The image is so cute and the icy blues are beautifully coordinated. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Place to Start!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Chana!Delete
Lovely Christmas card. Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge.ReplyDelete
Sooooooooo cute! LOVING that snowman!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Julie!Delete
That is such a cute charm and it goes perfectly with your card. Lovely frosty feel to it too.ReplyDelete
Super adorable!!! What a charmer! Thanks for linking to APTS blog for this month! From 1 of the resident designers, Becca SReplyDelete
Always cute Snowy freshens the hot air, really cool card;-))mReplyDelete
Such an adorable image and wonderful card! Thanks for helping us celebrate our 400th challenge at Shopping Our Stash!ReplyDelete
Super cute Christmas card, love the blues,thank you for sharing with us over on dis digi designs challenge. Carol xxReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your fabulous Christmas card with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', love it! That snowman image is still going strong after all these years, such a classic. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DTReplyDelete
Oh I love this, the ink colour choice, the stamped background and distressed edging. So much work has gone into this. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge at 'A Place to Start' and good luck. Tina Chianna DTReplyDelete
Love this winter creation Ellie, cute charms.ReplyDelete
What an absolute delight, love your colouring. Thank you so much for joining us in our Christmas in July challenge at The Male Room. SO sorry to be late in commenting, life got in the way!ReplyDelete
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I LOVE this card. The charm is adorable and fits this card perfectly. Love the inking on the edges. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana ForrestReplyDelete
Awww...I just adore Snowy - love the soft blues you paired him with!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
That's one of my favourite images and so beautifully coloured too. Thank you for joining us at CASS.ReplyDelete