Hello and welcome! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week we're getting you all started on Christmas cards if you haven't already. Many crafters do work on Christmas cards year round to have a variety ready when the time is here, but I am not one of them. Some years I make my first ones in July, but this year, this is my first Christmas card of the year.
The challenge was chosen this time by Mervi, and she wants to see "Cute Christmas". We have a prize by Pinksy Doodles, the winner can select some digital products from her Etsy shop, you can see one of the items up in her shop on my card, the pretty paper which comes in a set of several colors, I chose to work with this pretty pink.
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I'm sure many of you recognize this cute snowman as Penny Black's "Snowy", a stamp my husband picked out for me many many years ago. His big hat and scarf are perfect for paper piecing.
The snowman was first stamped onto the white card stock, then again on a 'post it' note and fussy cut to use as a mask. I also used a handmade mask over the bottom portion so I could ink up the sky. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide with an ink blending tool. When the masks were removed, the pretty sky and snowy valley and the snowman were revealed. I stamped Snowy again on the pattern paper and fussy cut the hat and scarf to add to the snowman.
The sentiment is a favorite from Penny Black's clear set Season's Gifts, stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and I added a few rhinestones as embellishments. It's hard to see but I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush on Snowy's hat (the furry part).
The white image panel was adhered to the same Pinksy Doodles paper to give it a frame and then onto a white card base.
Oh old fellow Snowy's smile never ends, gorgeous one Ellie;-))mReplyDelete
Thanks Mervi! He's always a joy to work/play with :)Delete
I love this, the paper piecing is fab and the card is really cute.ReplyDelete
Really, really like this one Ellie, Snowy looks fabulous paper pieced in pink. Despite being a really early PB stamps he remains so very popular with crafters the world over.ReplyDelete
Thanks Brenda! He's an oldie for sure but still so popular!Delete
oh wow Ellie - I'm not normally one for pink but this looks so lovely-great idea to paper piece the snowman's scarf, it looks amazing.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lynn! Clare's papers were perfect for him!Delete
Adorable Christmas card!ReplyDelete
Soooooooooo cute! LOVING that snowman!ReplyDelete
So so cute and sweet! Love the delicate colours!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Alice!Delete
That is adorable! I haven't started working on my Christmas cards at all. I probably should soon though. I like to use non-traditional colors in my cards too. Love the pretty pops of pink. Pinned.ReplyDelete
Thanks Joanne! I've always loved pink for a non-traditional Christmas color!Delete
Can't go wrong Ellie with everyones favourite snowman and a great choice with the pink papers, great background too.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Kath!Delete
It is lovely and loving the pink, xxxReplyDelete
I absolutely love this Ellie - the paper piecing in this colour really suits Snowie. Thank you for using Pinksy Doodles papers. Clare xReplyDelete
Cute image and love the added pink. Great look and thanks for sharing over at Alphabet challenge.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Christmas card! I really need to make a start on mine. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC.
What a delightful snowman and such lovely colours! #MMBCReplyDelete
Such a cute winter card! Love that the scarf and hat are paper pieced to match the frame. Perfectly done! Thank you for playing with us at Alphabet Challenge and hope you come back soon.ReplyDelete
paper piecing perfection ... love those polka dots ... so very glad you shared your SNOW-y creation with us at Jingle Belles.ReplyDelete
such a pretty and sweet card design, that snow girl is beyond cute and you've built the perfect scene for her to inhabit! so pleased you could join our snowy fun at JINGLE BELLES!ReplyDelete
So cute...Snowy looks just fab in pink polkadots!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!