Friday, 12 December 2014

Jump for Joy!

Bringing you a little smile today.  I still can't seem to stop making Christmas cards.  At this rate, I will have some cards ready for next year! LOL
I saw this sweet little digi snowman from Digi Stamp Boutique and just had to have him.  I love his joyous smile.  Then, I saw this challenge at Splitcoast- Get to Work, use something from an office.  I decided I would place this little guy onto a postage stamp background.  Do they even use postage stamps in an office anymore?  Oh well, went with that anyways.

So, I began by printing off the snowman, coloured him with Copics markers, added some sparkle with my Stella Winks pen to the white areas and cut him out.  The postage stamp die-cut is from Spellbinders.  I sponged it with Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress ink while still in the die.  By doing that, it leaves such a nice white border.  I splattered on some plain water then some water mixed with Perfect Pearls for some shimmer.
Got out my rubber mallet again and did some random embossing on my card front (sorry it is hard to see from the photo)  I really like the look.  For those of you that have not read about that before, I place my cardstock into an embossing folder and hit it with a rubber mallet.  You can add the embossing to just the areas you want instead of having an all over embossed look.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon- SNOWFLAKES

Simon Says- BLING (added Stella Winks)

 (playing with Distress inks)

The Crafter's Cafe- CHRISTMAS

Hope my card gives you a little bit of joy at this busy time of year.
Thanks so much for coming by to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps- digi, Mama Elephant/ Distress ink/ Stella Wink pen/ Spellbinders/ pop dots/ sponging tool/ Perfect Pearls/ eb folder/ rubber mallet


  1. A fabulous card and such cheery colours!! xx

  2. Ha...he just exudes "joy", Karen! What a delightful card! Love the colors!

  3. This is so delightful, love the inking and soft faded embossing, thank you for sharing with ATCAS

  4. Beautiful inking, Karen!! Love the clean and crisp colored image against the white card stock! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Bling It On” Challenge!

  5. Ohhhhh that is the cutest wee snowman!!! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Favourite Technique" challenge!!

  6. Wonderful card, Karen! I especially love the little pom pom and the postage stamp panel. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  7. This snowman looks quite joyful! I like the postage stamp background-it's very nifty.

  8. So adorable Karen. Love this little guy ,,, no wonder you couldn't resist getting him. And he did make me smile :) Cute on the postage stamp! Thanks for playing along with us at ATCAS.

  9. This is so cute Karen. Great card.

  10. Awww, so cute Karen! Love your deep, rich colours on your image. Really makes him pop. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  11. Oh so so so cute Karen. Love that little guy. Thank you so much for your adorable Christmas card. Made my day. Mwah!

  12. Such a happy little snowman. Love the stamp die cut. Thanks for playing at The Crafters Café for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  13. Your CAS style is delightful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  14. Such a fun, happy card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATCAS :)