Tuesday, 24 September 2013

PSX Snowman

The challenge this week at Merry Monday is to use a snowman on your card - not too difficult when making Christmas cards, right?



I pulled out another old, old stamp to make my card.  This one is from PSX - one of my favorite stamp companies of all time.  I have many, many PSX stamps and will never get rid of them!



This snowman is particularly cute, with his scarf waving in the breeze and his birdie friends come for a visit.  I stamped Mr Snowman then masked him using Eclipse Masking Tape.  I then used more masks to sponge some snowy hills.  At the top I stamped the row of trees from Lovely as a Tree in Smokey Slate stamped off.  I then sponged some Soft Sky ink for the sky.  

After I removed Mr Snowman's mask, I colored him using inkpads and a blender pen.  There's not a lot of shading going on because the paper is not designed for laying down too much color.  I popped Mr Snowman up on dimensionals and layered him onto a Soft Sky base.  I then stamped a couple of tags and punched them out using the retired Jewellery Tag punch.  A tiny little Baker's Twine bow finished off the card.

Thanks for looking.  Have you checked out the rest of the Design Team's snowmen cards?  Such talent!  

Products used:

Stamps:  Snowman (PSX); Lovely as a Tree; Tiny Tags
Cardstock:  Soft Sky; Whisper White
Ink:  Black Stazon; Soft Sky; Real Red; Old Olive; Marina Mist; Smokey Slate
Accessories;  Jewellery Tag Punch; Blender Pen; Sponges; White Bakers Twine

13 comments:

Lesley said...

Love the masking you did here, Karren, Your snowman is adorable and I love the way you tied on the sentiment!!!

Wendy said...

I love the scene you created, Karren! Adorable snowman! He's too cute! I love PSX stamps too!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karren. Sweet snowman! Love the little bird that's perched on his hat - adorable!! Great scene with your snow, trees and sponged sky. The little tag is so cute - love it!! :) Loll xx

Karen D said...

You are right it is a fabulous snowman stamp.You have put so much work into the card and it is so worth it....gorgeous background.

Marybeth said...

Oh.... I do like this snowman! Beautiful background and love that tiny tag.

Bonnie said...

I love this snowman and the wonderful scenery behind him, Karren! I wouldn't get rid of this stamp either!

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card Karren, I love the wintery scene you have created and the vintage style snowman is wonderful.

Patti said...

So cute. Every snowman deserves some bird friends to keep him company!

Benzi said...

Wonderful PSX snowman and I love the scene you created. All just adorable!!!!!

LeAnne said...

Adorable...I would never get rid of this little guy either! You created a lovely little scene!

the primitive country bug said...

What a lovely card and super cute snowman image!
~Birgit

artful-notions said...

Beautiful masking! I'm in awe! And your snow guy is the cutest! Can't part with those favs!

Susan Joyce said...

Fantastic card Karren, love the row of trees, your cute snowman and the bling on the snow, sweet little scene.