Today’s card was created for the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts, and I have no idea where the idea came from. The colors this week are Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate and Very Vanilla. I still haven’t figured out the connection, but based on those colors, I got a snow scene stuck in my head, so I used the gallery rules “or similar colors” to my benefit by switching out very vanilla and using white instead. No one likes dirty snow, right?
I had so much fun making this card. It all started with a little fluffy mounds of snow and clouds by using a sponge dauber and white craft ink on Smoky Slate cardstock . The snowman and snowflakes, from the Snow Day stamp set, were also stamped with white craft ink, but to get more definition on the snowman’s shape, I did some shading with Smoky Slate ink and a Blender Pen.
The little hat and scarf were cut from a piece of Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon. I left a little rectangular piece at the top of the hat to fray, and also frayed the ends of the scarf. The scarf is actually fed through two slits cut in the cardstock to make it look like it’s really wrapped around the snowman’s neck.
The sentiment was heat embossing with White Embossing Powder on a piece of Elegant Eggplant and hand cut into a banner shape, and then adhered to a short piece of toothpick.
For a final touch to the snowy scene, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Is this little guy cute or what???
Okay, it’s time to go visit Pals Paper Arts to see what our Resident Artists have created to get your mojo going so you can play along with us this week! We’re excited to see what you’ve created with these colors!
Thanks for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: Stamp Set: Snow Day; Paper: Elegant Eggplant and Smoky Slate; Ink: White Craft Ink, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate and Tangerine Tango; Tools and Accessories: VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Blender Pen, Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Dots and a Toothpick.