Saturday, November 29, 2008

OCC Challenge - Snowmen/Snowflakes

Happy Saturday and thanks for stopping by Jennifer's Sweet Designs. It's Saturday which means its another fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Our November host, Denise Marzec, has challenged the OCC to incorporate a Snowmen, Snowflakes or even both on your card/project.

Since I LOVE both snowmen & snowflakes, I had to incorporate both on my design. Instead of creating your normal card, I chose to create a pop-up card. I found a wonderful tutorial on Splitcoast, which you can find here. The instructions are step-by-step and they include pictures you can't mess anything up.
The snowman image is stamped using black staz-on on watercolored paper. Using my aqua painter, I used the tops of my ink pads to watercolor the image. For extra detail, I added some liquid applique and heated it to make it puff up like snow.
Once the image was complete, I added it to the base and glued it all together. For some extra fun, I added some Martha Stewart snow glitter around the base. Since it still needed something, I added the snowflakes around the image and added a light dusting of glue & more of the snow glitter. To finish the card, I added the label and sentiment.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Today we get to enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner. My husband had to work on Thursday so we are planning a big feast with our family & friends.
Enjoy your weekend,

27 comments:

bolha said...

Stunning!! You made the snow look fabulous.
x Natasha x

Lynda Benden said...

AWESOME card Jen! I love the snow and your coloring of the snowman is GORGEOUS! I'll have to check out that tutorial, yours is beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful, Jen! I love all the snowflakes and that snowman is totally cute and you colored him beautifully. I love the country feel of how he's drawn.

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous Jennifer! Love all those snowflakes!!

Marja Sch said...

Wow a real winterwonderland. I love all teh snowflakes. Hugs Marja

Allison said...

This is gorgeous. Love the snowflakes.

Amy Sheffer said...

What an awesome project, Jennifer!! All that sparkle helps create such a fantastic scene around your expertly colored snowman!! Love, love, love this!! Have a great weekened :)

Nancy said...

Wow...just wow!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so cool, Jennifer! Love all the snow, and your coloring is AMAZING! Just beautiful!

Terri said...

Wow, this is the cutest! Amazing coloring and love the design, tfs!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is awesome, Jen! I have always wanted to try one of these cards!!

Poppy said...

aww wow love it ,have a lovely weekend.
poppy

Nancy said...

Oooohh...I love this!

Cindy Haffner said...

Jen rock on this is so gorgeous.

Viv said...

Sums Christmas up this Jen! He's gorgeous and it's SOO frosty and sparkley. Love it!
Have a happy Sunday! Love Viv xx

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is excellent! What a great idea! TFS.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Jennifer, this is just too precious. You have done a fabulous job coloring this little guy and your design elements are perfect. A perfect card, thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays.

Svana ValerĂ­a said...

i just love all the snow and snowflakes !!i see snowflakes when i close my eyes haha
this is so pretty

Rhonda Kelly said...

Fabulous pop up card! Love the snowman, they are my favorite...and all those snowflakes..wow...great job. TFS

Debbie said...

This is so stinkin CUTE girl! LOVE IT!

KiMMiE said...

This is gorgeous Jennifer.

I have tagged you on my blog and would like to award you at the same time, please visit me to collet them!

Love,
Kimmie x

Linsey said...

Oh, how very adorable, Jennifer! I love your pop-up snowman card! And look at all those magical snowflakes! Beautifully done! I'm going to try and play too--I adore both snowmen and snowflakes! :) TFS! hugs~

Linda said...

This is very cute, adorable as usual. I love to visit your blog, its such an inspiration. I finally visited the "Our Creative Corner" blog. Where have I been?? I can't believe I didn't check it out sooner, glad I finally did.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Holy STUNNING Woman.........WOW.....This is JUST Beautiful!!!! WOW!

Vicki

WhimsicalThoughts said...

WOW- I feel like i'm in Winter wonderland! AWESOME job!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

GAW-JUS Jen!!!

cpeep said...

The snow adds so much to this!

Carol
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