Morning, y'all!! Happy Wednesday! I have something fun to share with you today...the Serendipity Stamps team is celebrating Christmas in July! I could use a little cooling off...it's been over 90 in the evenings around here. YUCK!
I fell in love with the Snowman with Birdhouse image the second I saw it, so I knew that's what I wanted to use.
Whatcha think? Isn't he the CUTEST?? Sidenote: I have to say (if you can't tell) that this entire card was inspired by Anna Wight...she's a rock star!
Ok, anyway, I stamped Frosty in Black Stazon on Hot Press Watercolor Paper. It's so nice and smooth, so you get a great stamped image, which is important with images like this one. Then I watercolored him with reinkers and a waterbrush, and a hint of Blender pen in tiny spots. I decided to make him a little bit of a "Texas Snowman"...if you've never seen one, they're always a little brown from mud, since we never get enough snow to make a real one. *grin* Once he was colored, I distressed and sponged the edges, and added some Liquid Applique as snow accents. Then I matted the image with Chocolate Chip and stitched around the edges.
After sponging the edges of my Kraft card base, I layered some Bo Bunny Double Dot paper with crazy stitching around the edges. The main image was popped up on dimensionals. Following Anna's tutorial, I created a glittery crystal snowflake from a Maya Road Chipboard snowflake, and adhered it to the card with dimensionals. Then I wrapped some twine around the yellow layer, and secured it by threading it through the snowflake and a button and tying a knot.
I hope you've enjoyed my little bit of Christmas in July...I know I did! Make sure you check out the other samples from the Serendipity team.
Also, Mary mentioned that there will be a Christmas in July sale very soon! So make sure you sign up for the newsletter here to be updated as details are released. Have a fabulous day!