Friday, July 31, 2015

Christmas in July #2


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I am back with my second entry into the Christmas in July Challenge at Cards in Envy.  This time I used some DCWV patterned paper that already had the adorable little snowman on it.  I dry embossed it with my Darice - Snowflakes folder.  I brushed some gesso over the snowflake shapes and then wiped off the excess with a baby wipe to give some soft definition to the fluffy flakes. 

I went over some of the lines of the image with a silver gel pen and my Wink of Stella pen to give some shimmery accents.  I also drew in some faux stitching with a metallic gel pen.       

Some sequins and a shimmery faux raffia bow gave a festive look, too.  I mounted it all on a blue card base.   

This was one of those simple, just for fun, kind of cards, but I think the snowman looks quite jolly.  Hope you like him, too.  Today is supposed to be 96 degrees here, so I don't mind making Christmas cards to help me remember what cold feels like.  lol.... 

Stay cool and have a great day!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Cards in Envy - Christmas in July
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. DL.ART July Linky Challenge
4. Scraps of Life by Scrappy Mo - July Rudolph Days - Christmas Cards


scrappymo! said...

Such a delightful card! Your embossing looks wonderful and gives such lovely texture to your adorable snowman!

Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

Karenladd said...

This is jolly and fun and so festive! The added texture from the embossing folder and sequins makes it even more adorable. I am so impressed that you've got the start of a good holiday card stash done already!

Sue D said...

Very cute snowman card. I like the use of gesso. I hope making this card made you feel cooler.

wendipooh13 said...

great winter card and love the snowman!!! thanks soo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!

Sybrina K said...

Janis, All three of your CIE entries, but this little snowman just stole my heart! Love how you turned your pretty paper into such a work of heart. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

Sandy Trefger said...

Really love this one! The snowman is so cute and I love the embossed snowflakes! Thanks for sharing this one too with us at Cards in Envy!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Janis! Super cute and the softness of the colours is lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

D.Ann C said...

Popping in for my kitty fix... this one got quite a chuckle! (PS - always love your cards, too.)