Jul 01 2011

Stamping 411 – Snow Much Fun

Time for another great sketch challenge from the Operators of Stamping 411.  AND, I have a sad announcement to make.  I've come to a hard decision to give up my Stamping 411 Design Operator position.  I've really enjoyed working with the other operators on Stamping 411…a truly class act of women with enormous talent!  Don't worry, I'll still be playing along with the challenges as much as I can, but just not as a designer.  I know I'll miss it, but also know that it is the best thing for me right now!  I wish the team the BEST!

 

 

But…on to my last card as a Stamping 411 Operator!   I LOVE this new set from Stampin' Up!, Snow Much Fun!  I flipped the direction of the sketch only because my snowman was facing the other way.

 

 

Last year my Christmas cards were done in these colors, so I thought I'd recreate them for this card!  I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then layered on Whisper White.  I added another layer of Crumb Cake that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  I stamped the snowman on Crumb Cake cardstock with Black Stazon.  Then I used some White Craft Ink Refill and my AquaPainter to color him a whitewash color.  I added Basic Gray and Cherry Cobbler to his scarf, hat and boots.  That was layered onto more Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler Cardstocks.

 

I used the Tasteful Trim XL Die to make the "snow" along the bottom and stamped the greeting in Black Stazon.  It is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the front of the card.  I added Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon tied across the front.  And I also added a trio of White Naturals Designer Buttons with Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine tied inside for my "snowballs".  lol!

 

I had SO much fun making this card for Stamping 411!  I hope you enjoy it, too!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Design Operators did this week!

 


11 People have left comments on this post

Jul 1, 2011 - 09:07:13

I love this little snowman card…it is so cute!
Hate to see you leave the 411 team.  But I will watch for your cards!

Jul 1, 2011 - 11:07:49
Paula Rough said:

Wow Connie,
This is a fantastic card. I've never tried coloring with the white ink refill, great idea. Thanks for sharing so much and I'm sorry to see you go, you'll be missed.

Jul 1, 2011 - 11:07:41
Chris said:

I like your card and I like your style of stamping. You will be missed!!

Jul 2, 2011 - 02:07:01
Stephanie Perry said:

Sad to see you leave Stampin 411 but we all have priorities in life that change what we  are able to do!  So take care and I hope all goes well with you!!

Jul 2, 2011 - 09:07:34
Linda said:

so cute I may need to add another snowman to my collection, lol

Jul 3, 2011 - 07:07:33
Kit Marie said:

Darling card… like all your creations.  Love the "whitewash" look.  Thanks for the inspiration!

Jul 3, 2011 - 11:07:46
Kathy t said:

Connie -once again you rocked the sketch 🙂  I love this card!  

Jul 3, 2011 - 07:07:41
Lee said:

Just ordered this one Connie. I can't wait to do this card. Love it!!!
Miss you already!!! Hugs!!!

Jul 3, 2011 - 10:07:05
Margaret said:

Love this card, especially the whitewash snowman (never thought of that….) I will miss seeing your creations on 411. Hope to continue to see your inspiring work!

Jul 4, 2011 - 03:07:56
Jen Timko said:

Love this snowman and what you have done to color him!  Another fantastic card!  Thanks for all the inspiration you have provided as a Design Team Member at Stamping 411!

Jul 5, 2011 - 08:07:59

You really did rock this sketch Connie! (as you do every week). We will surely miss you!  See you next week.