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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Daily Special - Christmas in September

Yo! Everyone!! Check out this stamp. It's pretty funky. I had bought it on Ebay long, long ago and I initially thought wow, what a weird group of snowmen. . .especially, the first one. . .her hair looks rather "fried". . .she needs to see her hairdresser.

It's a stamp from some obscure company. I initially thought to myself . . ."why did I buy this stamp?" but it's grown on me. . .I actually think the snowmen are cute now and really glad I bought the stamp.

I colored the images using the Prismacolor markers then applied SU Crystal Effects. Do anybody still use dimensional glazes on their cards like Crystal Effects? I love the stuff. I like how it makes the images 3D looking and shiny. It's also a good way to cover ugly coloring. Haha! If your coloring turned out a little messy, just add a dimensional glaze over it and it actually looks okay after you apply it. To create the 3D snow, I used Liquid Applique and puffed it up using a heating tool. Before heating it, I added glitter to it while it was still wet. It's amazing that the little things you do to a card can add "excitement" to what would have been otherwise a drab looking card.



Card Details:

Stamp: Imaginations 0841, Inkadinkado Christmas stamp set
Ink: Prismacolor Markers, SU Pixie Pink
Paper: DCWV Square Scallop cardstock, Provocraft Christmas Stack, Mint (unknown) SU Whisper White, Pretty In Pink,
Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon, SU Crystal Effects, Liquid Applique, Clear glitter, JoAnn Brad, SU Ticket Corner Punch

14 comments:

Stamper Gail said...

I absolutely love this stamp and your complete card design. I'm a huge fan of any kind of snow people, so I'm going to be on the look out for this one.

Karen said...

Great card! Love the pink. Those snowmen are cool!

fran said...

Love this card! The colors - the snowmen - and the sketch!

Fe-Fe said...

I think the snowmen are great, such fun. A lovely card too!

Debby Winters said...

What a super cute card! They are quite the unusual bunch of snow people but cute non-the-less! That first one is definitely having a bad hair day!

Tracy.H said...

I think they are cute! Great card! :0)

malieta said...

These snowmen are so dang cute!!! especially the one with the shocked hair style! I love the pink Maria!
Malieta:)

Rita said...

What a great looking card! I love the scalloped edges, the pink with green & red are fabulous! I never would have thought of that combo...great job, luv everything about this card!!!

Debbie G said...

I think the stamp is adorable Maria and you did a fantastic job on the card!

Michelle said...

What a super cute card, Maria, those snowmen are adorable!

Juliann said...

I love this card...I love the colors, so non~traditional! Just gorgeous!

kathy said...

I love all your retired stamps. Makes me wish I found stamps earlier then I did

Jen said...

aloha Maria,

I dig this stamp - the snow people are so funny, like you said, especially the girl one - she does need a hairdresser, huh?! thanks for sharing with us. you make anything look good!!!

Ida said...

This is really a fun card. The snowmen are really different but I like them (even the one with the "fried" hair!). Great card. Ida