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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