If you’ve been following me for a while, especially since the beginning, then you know how much I love fall and how much I hate to rush through it the way that the media and retailers try to force us to. I like to enjoy each season, but especially fall, since I live in Southwest Florida, with basically only one season. However, for some reason, I am jumping into Christmas/Winter cardmaking like a flurry! So I’m declaring this a “Snow Day”!
Wednesdays are always fun days, because that’s the day that Freshly Made Sketches puts up a new sketch challenge! This week’s wonderfully innovative sketch is by our ‘Clean Team’ designer, Jen Mitchell. I rotated the sketch (see the original design below) to accommodate my fun snowman.
This adorable and buildable snowman is from the Snow Day stamp set. I love options, and this stamp set with 12 pieces has lots of options! I love this clever description that Stampin’ Up! provides on the ordering page:
Unlike a snowman made primarily of snow, a paper snowman
* Doesn’t require actual snow.
* Won’t make your hands cold.
* Won’t slowly melt into a sad little puddle.
Create a snowman. Create a snowman army. The sky’s the limit!
I stamped the scarf and hat separately, and then adhered them to the stamped snowman to create more dimension. TIP: Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for easy and perfect alignment of the stamped images.
A little glue and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter gives some grounding to the snowman and Rhinestones Basic Jewels placed in the center of the snowflakes balances the shimmer and shine. But, truly, the star of the show is still the adorable snowman!
The design team at Freshly Made Sketches did a fantastic job of covering a lot of seasons and occasions with the sketch! Be sure to check out their inspiration cards and play along with us this week.
Thanks for stopping by today!
SUPPLIES: Stamp Set: Snow Day: Paper: Sky Blue, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White and Polka Dot Parade DSP; Ink: Sky Blue, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green and Soft Suede; Tools and Accessories: All Purpose Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
SNOW DAY STAMP SET
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Wood mount stamp set – 131892
Clear mount stamp set – 131895
Stamp brush set digital download – 135251