Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #173

Wow, we had so many beautiful entries for the sketch last week over at Stamping 411, and it's time for a new sketch that is super versatile, so I hope you'll check out all of the Operator samples and even play along yourself!!

Here's the sketch:

SSC173 And here's my card:


I wish you could see this card in real life, I actually think this card is so cute! If you click on the picture it should get bigger and you can see some of the details.

I used the Northern Flurry embossing folder for the first time on this card, love it! For the "let it snow", I stamped my words (from the Punch Pals set, inked them up separately and stamped them one on top of the other), then I punched the 1" circle, then I placed just that circle on a snowflake in the embossing folder and ran it through. It's hard to see in the picture, but I like the effect.

For my snowman, I used Shimmery White card stock (what else, right?!?!), stamped him in Black StazOn and watercolored. I added some Bashful Blue around him for a sort of "glow". Then I ripped a piece of SW card stock and added it to the bottom with some glitter for the snow. Other card stock colors are Bashful Blue & Real Red.

Oh yeah, and I did sway from the sketch a bit…I needed to balance the blank space at the top so I moved my shape up to the right corner, but that's the great thing about our sketch challenges, we're just using them to get the creativity flowing, if it ends up a little different than the sketch, that's a-okay!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you'll play along this week!

10 thoughts on “Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #173

  1. Oh Kerin! This is so super cute! I would never have thought to do the snowman that way, but I’m totally casing this card! What a great idea!
    And I am so remiss in not sending my thanks for the absolutely beautiful card you sent me a couple of weeks ago! I love it and love that you thought enough of me to send it! It’s proudly on display in my studio so I can show off my talented friend!

  2. Wowza! Love, love, love this little guy. The blue highlighting makes all the difference! I am CASEing for sure (just after I buy the stamp set….LOL)!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. This is so cute. and I had to enlarge to see the snowflake in the circle, but it is darling and I’m sure it pops right out in person. Great idea. TFS.

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