Hi Crafty Friends,
It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Amy Ottmers our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off the month with one last challenge.
Snowman what's new! - Winter is coming in the Northern Hemisphere which means snow and snowmen. Create a card today which includes a snowman.
I recently purchased some Slimline dies from Trinity Stamps which I wanted to play with, and this challenge was perfect for them. To create my card I used Trinity Stamps Happy Snowman and Slimline Surprise die sets. The Slimline Surprises die set includes dies to create a Sliding Pop-up Card, slimline style as well as a few other dies to create hidden zipped pockets etc.
For the background of my card, I blended Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans & Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks onto white cardstock before die cut the main die from the Slimline Surprises Die set. I then splattered white paint over the background to create snow.
I die cut the bottom piece of the Slimline Surprises die again this time from White Glitter cardstock and added it to the bottom of the panel.
I added the sentiment "Let It Snow" to the top of the card which is from The Ton's Easy Expressions Holiday stamp and coordinating die sets.
I die cut and assembled the snowman using white glitter cardstock. Prior to adhering this snowman to the card, I die cut trees using The Ton's Pine Tree Coverplate die from two different colored green cardstocks. I arranged the trees behind the snowman, so it appeared that there was a forest behind the snowman.
I stamped a sentiment to the top of the sliding panel, and another sentiment to the area which is revealed when the slider is pulled.
I kept this card as a flat card rather than adding it to a folded card, as this is the style of card which is nice to be displayed flat with the snowman standing up.
I die cut a white panel using one of the rectangle panels from Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Card Panels & Windows die set.
I added two of the trees from The Ton's Pine Trees Coverplate die to the bottom of the card.
For the sentiment I used MFT Stamps Stacked Merry Die-namics and then added the Christmas sentiment from MFT Stamps Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.