Easy Peasy Christmas Cards #38 ~ Snowman

EasyPeasy38b_SpikeIf this is the first time you’re just joining us and want to know what this is all about, please click either the Easy Peasy Christmas Cards tab at the top (if you’re viewing directly from the blog) or click here to take you to the Easy Peasy Christmas Cards Page OR go to the Easy Peasy Christmas Cards Pin Board on Pinterest to see them all!

Alrighty…now don’t adjust your screen the picture above is kinda blurry. I was really fortunate to receive a hand me down camera for Christmas and have been having fun with it. I took the picture with a different lens and as funky as it looks…I know I need to be doing a little more work on my technique!

Since I had dove straight into my trip to CHA from the holidays, I haven’t had a chance to catch up on things until this past weekend and boy was it great! I know I need another weekend like that but it was a wonderful start! I was inspired to make a card in between chores and had made 3 Easy Peasy Christmas Cards, photographed them and drafted the 3 posts! (I know! Totally crazy, eh??!) WAHOOoooo! I’m grateful that I could get a little ahead! My work schedule this term is a little more hectic, trying to make a card and post it Thursday evening won’t be as easy for me.

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Card face measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
-stamp snowman with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with clear detail embossing powder
-using an ink applicator or sponge, add Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Broken China and Faded Jeans
-spray London Blue Ink Spray, White then Perfect Pearls Pewter Mist (make sure each colour is dry before spraying next colour) [I don’t suggest heating between each as you can accidentally reheat the embossed areas making it seep into the paper and loosing it’s fine detail]
-when the card is dry, use a baby wipe or moist paper towel to go over the embossed areas

What started me on the colour mist idea was that I was making backgrounds in my art journal this past weekend. (I tell ya, art journaling can be quite therapeutic! No rules or boundaries. You don’t even have to show anyone your work! It’s all just for you :) ) As I was spraying, I wondered how I could use a little bit of colour spray on an Easy Peasy card and that’s where Mr. Snowman, surrounded by falling snow, came to be!

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Thanks for visiting today! Have an enjoyable weekend!

Love,

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6 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Christmas Cards #38 ~ Snowman

  1. Hi Spike, finally realized I could sign up for your Easy Peasy Christmas Cards instead of the hit and miss method. Super cute snowman I love the techniques you used. I really need to branch out and do something different. Awesome card and I’m looking forward to seeing the next two as well.

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