Dec 10 2008

Diva Coffee Break Designers 105

Last week I had to miss playing the DCBD challenge because of stamp classes, but this week’s sketch was too fun to miss!  Selene Kempton did the sketch design for this week.

So, since I’m still in shock over seeing my beloved Merry & Bright stamp set on the retired list, I thought it would be appropriate to pull him out and and use him for this week’s challenge.  I also have a bunch of this small snowflake pattern paper from Ski Slope Designer paper left.  I used a lot of the other designs…just not this one.  For me, the colors of Chocolate Chip and Old Olive are a little non-traditional…at least with snowmen!  But I do like how this turned out!

First, I stamped the snowman with Basic Brown on Whisper White and colored his hat and scarf with Old Olive and Chocolate Chip markers.  I added a little Tombow Multipurpose Glue and Dazzling Diamonds around his body to make him sparkle!  I layered the white on Old Olive and pierced the upper left corner with the piercing template.  For the base card I used Old Olive and layered the Snowflake pattern onto Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I used the Chocolate Diamond patterns from the same Ski Slope designer paper instead of ribbon.  For the bottom greeting, I wanted to have the Merry & Bright words continue…so I used Christmas from Fundamental Phrases.  I also pierced a row across the front of the card to the word Christmas.  So my greeting to everyone is "Merry & Bright Christmas!"  Thanks, Selene, this was a fun and quick card sketch to use!

Make sure to check out the rest of the Diva Design Team’s creations this week! 

Selene Kempton
Heidi Michel
Chris Austin
Dannie Graves
Dee Tollaksen
Julie Semones
Kristin Moore
Lisa Freeman
Vivian Swain (off this week)


6 People have left comments on this post

Dec 10, 2008 - 10:12:15

This is adorable Connie! Great Job with the sketch! I’m excited to see the different uses! 🙂

Dec 10, 2008 - 10:12:35
Chris said:

I love your card. Snowmen must be the thing to use. I don’t have one myself so I will have to use something else. I will let you all know when mine is up.

Dec 10, 2008 - 08:12:02

VERY cute Connie!! I love the color combination you chose! looks GREAT!


Dec 11, 2008 - 08:12:33

So sorry to hear your snowman is retiring before his time, but the card is great! I forget to add the glitz and it really makes a difference. Note to self. . .

Dec 11, 2008 - 10:12:14

everything about it is great! Love the chocolate and brown and the non-traditional twist! I’m always doing non-traditional holiday cards (much to the dismay of some of my customers!). Great great job Connie!

Dec 11, 2008 - 05:12:04

Your card is so cute! I love that little snowman. Great job with the sketch.