Thursday, July 2, 2015

Day 2

There is really no good excuse for how late I am with this post. I was ridiculously lazy again today. I had no desire to go out in the heat. I'm also still trying to catch up on some older personal emails that have been backed up due to my focus on school district matters. So I spent far too long today working on that.

I did manage to go out at dinnertime. I got a surprise call from a friend and we went to a place I've never been for dinner. I've been there for breakfast, so I knew the food was likely good, and I was not disappointed. Now that we've lost Earl's I think Frankie's may become the new place to go.

Here is today's card.

I can take no credit for the design of this one. It was something I made last summer, at one of the Monday Coffee and a Card sessions at Crafty Capers, a local stamp store in town. I adore that snowman! I don't think I've bought him yet, and I'm not sure how much longer I can resist. 

I love the dimension in this card. I'm not sure you can tell, but the snowman was stamped on a separate sheet. We used a cutter to get a straight line to his body, fussy cut around the top half/two thirds of him, then created another straight line. That makes the ground line for the trees. The whole  piece is raised with 3D foam to give it depth. The stencilling of the snowflakes was done first, before it was laid down, and before the tree die cuts were placed in the background. This card did take a little longer than some of our Monday cards, because of the extra cutting. Still, I loved it and I can see myself trying it again, at least in some form. 

I don't have card details today, because I can't remember the products used. I know the stamping was done with Memento, the stencilling was done with Tim Holtz distress inks, and the colouring was done with Tombow markers. I think the snow on the trees is liquid applique. 

1 comment:

Kristie W. said...

This is so cute! I adore that snowman!