Sunday, November 27, 2011

PP74: A Vintage Snowman

Hi All! It's so good to be back. I took off last week to prepare for a workshop and I sure missed hangin' out with y'all. But, you were in good hands. Rita filled in for me and did a fabulous job. Thanks so much Rita!! The break must have done me some good, because my card this week came together pretty easily. It sure helps that Lesley put together a sweet little sketch for us to play with.

When I saw the oval shape, I immediately thought snowman. There are some really pretty prints in the Deck the Halls DSP that I thought would work perfectly on this sketch as well. I settled on a really pretty blue design and that was the inspiration for my ca
rd.

I went with a vintage-y look for my design...which is something I don't often do. I love the softened look that the sponging does for the edges and it works so well with this stamp set. I added a bit of snowflake embossing on the background and some Jingle Bells to my sentiment. Isn't he just adorable?

What do you think? Are you inspired by the sketch? If so, be sure to hop on over to the Paper Players Blog and upload your project. While you're there, check out all the other fabulous cards the Players have put together for you. I see that the Tiny Tags were popular this week ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick, Tiny Tags & Season of Friendship
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Whisper White; Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake & Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Jingle Bells, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch,
Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Blue Brads, Linen Thread, Sponges and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

13 comments:

Kim S said...

I love the crumb cake and the blue, and the twine with the bells - it all comes together so sweetly!

Angie said...

Great job, Julie! Love the color combo and the snowman is so cute!

Ann Schach said...

The colors are just super, Julie! nd the snowman was the perfect choice for the oval! What a great winter card!

LeAnne said...

He is a cutie! Love the vintage look!

Linda Callahan said...

This guy IS adorable! Love the soft colors - and I love the tiny tucked in with the twine!

Nance Leedy said...

Adorable Julie...good to have you back this week! I love the soft blues and taupes of your card and the criss-cross thread treatment is fab! Especially with those sweet jingle bells!

Erika Clark said...

What a cute card! I love your colors, and that cute snowman fits the bill perfectly!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your card Julie. Your snowman is a real cutie and the colours work great together and for the vintage theme.

Anne Marie said...

Ok, Julie...I'm going to get all "punny" here...this is SNOW much fun! Love the soft colors and that snowman is always a winner in my book. I will never get rid of that stamp set...it's just perfect for Christmas. The tiny tag and the bitty bells are the perfect touch. Have a great day! Hugs! :)

Lesley said...

I think this snowman is simply adorable Julie. Love the DSP and the colours!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a cute card Julie! That snowman is adorable and love the tiny tag! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Noelle said...

This is so pretty! I love the combination of the dry embossing and the DP. Great card! :)

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie - This is so adorable. I just love the color combo and all your details. I have to ask how long it took to string the jingle bells. I have to put on my readers to get those on. Fabulous card - very jolly!