Thursday, July 18, 2019

Frosty the Snowman

Hi Y'all! How are you? I am doing okay, a little down. Found out my wonderful doctor is moving in September to the other side of Texas - WAAAAA! Just when I found a doctor who was helping me.... Well, back to the drawing board on that. I've got a Christmas card to share today. 

This is another one of my attempts at making a Clean and Simple card. I tried to choose a sketch that would be helpful and limit my embellishments, layers and give me white space.

I used Bugaboo's current Stella Says Sketch #712 (resized to 5 x 7 (A7) in PSE), as well as a Bugaboo digital stamp for my focal image.

My card base is Recollection Heavy Duty 110# white card stock. I dry-embossed some Office Depot 110# index stock with my well-used Darice Snowflakes A7 embossing folder for my background mat. I used my corner punch to round all corners. The red, white and blue snowflakes ribbon is from my stash and quite old. I have one tiny piece left. Over the years it's been used also for fireworks and flowers. I like how it's mimicking the asterick-like snowflakes in the image.

 I stamped the outside Artistic Outpost sentiment from their Frosty & Friends set in VersaColor Royal Blue pigment ink and clear-heat-embossed it.

I die cut both the Office Depot index stock the image is printed on and the blue SU card stock mat with my Spellbinders Matting Basics dies. The image layer is popped up with dimensionals to accomodate the ribbon. I used my ProMarkers to color the image and then enhanced it with snowflakes of pearly dots made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen, applied Stickles to the ground, and brushed glitter onto Frosty with a Crafters Companion Sparkle Pen. It's a lot more sparkly in person!

 On the back of my card, I used an Impression Obsession siggie stamp, red-heat-embossed over VersaMark ink and punched out with a Fiskars punch. Also a scrap of blue from the front and some blue snowflake wrapping paper from MD Anderson (designed by a child patient named Kelly).

I used sentiments by Flourishes and Corning Heritage Farms, stamped with VersaFine Majestic Blue ink, on the inside of my card.
 I really enjoyed creating with this Bugaboo image. I think that's because the drawn lines are thick and dark and the image is just cute but not in a cutesy way. I really like coloring with this type of line drawing. I have so many Bugaboo digital stamps. I'll have to search through them for more like this one!

And a final view. Hope you enjoyed looking. Now to the challenges I am entering this card into:

1.  Bugaboo Stella Says Sketch #712 - Sketch is shown above.
2.  Bugaboo Catch the Bug July Inspired By a Movie Theme Challenge - "Frosty the Snowman" animated cartoon.
3.  CAS Christmas July Challenge: Snowflake - Snowflakes in my image and embossed on my white background.  
4.  Aud Sentiments #231: Bingo - I chose Ribbon / Digi Stamp / Diecut, and I included a sentiment on the front of the card.
5.  Outlawz Color Tuesday July 16-29: Tic-Tac-Toe Board - I chose Kid's Stuff / Dry Embossing / Blue.  
6.  613 Avenue Create #223: AG + Opt. Use Your Country's Flag Colors - I played the option of red, white and blue (my Country's flag colors - USA).
7.  CHNCCB #446: ACG + Opt. Use Some Red - I played the option and have used some red.
10.  Cut It Up #178: Christmas in July - I have used Spellbinders Matting Basics dies.
16.  Colour Crazy Week 26: AG with Colouring - I colored my inage with ProMarkers.

That's all for me! Until next time, Stay Crafty, My Friends! XOX


Jacq said...

Love this Frosty the Snowman card Aimeslee, so cute! You did a fabulous job with the clean and simple and I love that you decorate the back of your cards, I would never have thought to do that!
Thanks for playing along with us at The Outlawz Colour Challenge!

The Outlawz DT

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Hi Aimes!! Wonderful work with the sketch. Cute colours on your image. The embossed background adds a nice touch.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Totally cute scene! I always like to make up a story to go along with scene cards, and in this one the girl is fussing at her mother for taking pictures! :)

I love the vibrant colors you used, and how the embossed snowflakes support the snowy theme.

Thanks celebrating Christmas in July with us at Cut it Up!


Crafting With Darcy said...

Aimeslee, I love your Christmas card! The Bug image is so cute and I love how you decorated the inside and the back!!
I feel for you about your doctor moving. It's really hard when you find a doctor or dentist that you really like and trust.

Furrbster said...

This is a really great layout and lovely colouring,

Thanks for Bingoing along with us at Aud sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Donna Ellis said...

This is beautiful, Aimeslee, with those brilliant colors, dimensional snow falling, and that delightful snowman being built. It must feel cooling to make something like this in the middle of your heat wave! Yikes! That is almost downright depressing to have a doctor move like that. It's so hard "breaking them in" and getting a trust factor going with them. Hope you are able to find a new one. Or did he sell his practice to someone who might be as good as he is? I feel for the folks in the midwest with their awful heat wave and high humidity - something they are not always accustomed to. huggers, de

Laurie said...

what a cute Christmas card! Love the embossing and how you colored it. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Jessica Navarro said...

I think the little banners you added really make this card pop! Great colors and super cute!

Anita in France said...

The bold colours really make this little winter scene pop, Aimeslee ... and the detailing you added is so fun with these cute images! Anita :)

ionabunny said...

Very cute. Like how you used the sketch and white space. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

Narelle Fasulo said...

Beautiful card. Love everything about it. The embossed snow flakes are beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Narelle DT

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Loll said...

Adorable card Aimslee! Sweet image Bugaboo. Love the bold colours you've used and the details with the dry embossed snowflakes on the lower half of the card and the pearly ones falling in your winter scene. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

sweet art designs said...

Wow, your colouring is Amazing!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

nnalorac said...

Super cute Christmas card.thank you for sharing with us over on dis digi designs challenge. Carol xx

Bonnie said...

This is such a bright and pretty scene, Aimeslee! Beautifully colored! I love how you decorated the back of the card too! Very clever. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Min said...

What an awesome creation! Just LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for playing along with most recent Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Blog Saturday Challenge AND our Stella Says Sketch Challenge!! We hope you'll join us again for our newest challenges! We can't wait to see what you create!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Min - Bugaboo Stamps DT

Margo said...

How adorable !
Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge
Margo DT

Christine Alexander said...

great winter scene with the children playing in the snow. Love the bright colours :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Cath Wilson said...

Oh my gosh, you're really into this Christmas in July thing, Aimeslee...eek! I HATE making Christmas cards because I always feel as if it saps all my creativity, but maybe this would be a good way to get round it - if only I was able to overcome the dread I feel when doing Christmas. I love Christmas itself,'s just the cards I struggle with :-(
I love your snow children and bright and colourful. And of course, the inside is beautifully decorated, as ever!
Cath x

Trina P. said...

Sweet little winter scene. Adorable image and beautifully colored. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. x

Lori said...

Such a cute winter scene; love the dry embossing snowflakes! Great use of color! Thank you for participating in the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Challenge Blog. Happy day!

BożenA said...

Lovely winter card
Thank you for joining our fun at HLS Xmas.
Bożena DT HLS

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Ink Stained Roni said...

Very nice card...I like how you decorated it inside and out :) Thanks for joining in on the fun at Lost Coast Designs!

Bobby said...

Thanks for sharing your card with us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.

laurie said...

What a fun snowy scene!Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers!