Do you wanna build a snowman?

There is one thing that I've never done at Christmas - and that's build a snowman. Firstly, I live in Australia and it's the middle of Summer at Christmas - so the only snow you'll find is in the back of your old freezer!  But that doesn't stop me making snowmen for my cards.  This one was made with an image from Meljen's Designs, and there's a huge 25% off sale on over there at the moment so go grab some digi images!!

To colour my images I used my Copics and sparkly embossing powder as snow.  It gives the perfect effect and subtle shine.  I also added silvery swirls and pearl dots.  I layered lots of vintage style Christmas papers, added some doodled borders and some of my new puffy stars.  I folded and distressed the ledger paper using some fine sand paper.  The edges of the red and green papers are distressed too.

Finally I spritzed glitter spray over the entire card to add a touch of sparkle.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Sweet Sunday Sketch - Challenge 230
  2. Fitztown Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
  3. Digi Galore - Anything Goes
  4. A Gem of a Challenge - Embossing
  5. Left of Centre Creative Challenge - Christmas in August
  6. Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - Add some Glitter and Sparkle
  7. My Perfect Life - Any Christmas Card
  8. Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog - Square or Rectangle Cards
  9. The Squirrel and the Fox - Inspired by a song or movie (Frosty the Snowman)


Ema M said...

This is too stinkin' cute and I love how the snow does sparkle like real snow! I would not ever have thought to use sparkly embossing powder. I'll have to invest in some because I really like that outcome. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
FCB CT Coordinator

Judy McKay said...

Very nice card. He is so cute. Great little details. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Judy DT

Vic said...

Great card - love the snowmans cute, glittery face.. perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitetr n Sparkle - Vic, DT x

Marina said...

I love your choices of paper to go with the cute snowman - it's a great design. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

Tracey Boley said...

Fabulous card .

Love your image being nice and glittery and great layout.

Thanks for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle

Tracey DTxx

TRACEY MO said...

What a cute snowman!

Thanks for joining us at fitztown today


Erin Stephenson said...

What a lovely project! Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle! We hope to see you next time and good luck!

maureenjscott said...

Love your Christmas card! Could do with some summer just now - it's looking very wintery out there considering it's August! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center! mo x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown.
Lynn, Fitztown Creative Team Member