Yippee! The sun's been shining again, however it has also been a tad breezy ... in fact, the wind was so strong earlier it was shaking the birds right out of the trees. Still, it's been a great drying day :))
Today's make features one of my all-time favourite stamps - Sugar Nellie's Snow Loved - an oldie but a goodie.
To make the topper the happy couple were stamped with Memories Black dye ink on to smooth white card (from Papermill Direct) and stamped again on printer paper to make a mask. After colouring the snow folk with ProMarkers (using a mix of blues, aquas, greys, greens, reds and brown) I did something I've been nervous of trying, I die cut it to leave the bottom of the image outside the oval shape (Cart-Us Ovals). And it's easier than I thought!
The inside and back have been stamped with the snowflakes too ... I heard a card decorated like this, on all sides, described as a 360 degree card ... another new term for the crafting jargonictionary :))
Other materials used:
Dark blue mirror card; Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder; Crafters Companions Die'sire Snowflakes dies; dark blue gems
I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's two challenges - CHNC Challenge 135 - snowmen or snowwomen and
CHNC Challenge Extra for August - where anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
Pixie's Craft Snippets Playground - #83 - the oval of Baja Breeze is admittedly the only snippet used here ... and it's quite a wrench to see it finally used up.
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges - Christmas in July ... I know, it's August but this challenge is open for another five days :)
That's me done for today and I won't be around tomorrow. I'm off to my favourite craft centre, Cardwells, where there is going to be a craft fair and craft demonstrations going on. Of course, I'm going to be good and not tempted at all to fill a basket with crafting goodies ... on second thoughts, it would be rude not to :))
Take care and have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing,