Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I have had a blast!


Today is my last post as a Guest Designer with Flamingo Scraps. I have had a blast this month and I thank Suzanne so much for the invite and privilege to create along with her Designer Team for the Flamingo Scrap "Christmas In July." For this project I used the new "Winter Fun" collection from Carta Bella. I love the unexpected cranberry being used along with the pretty blues and creams. Really nice winter colors.

 
These papers remind me of winter, frost. and snow. I knew when I received this months
 kit that I wanted to do something with a snowman. I started off by stamping the three snowmen
 from the Flakey Friends stamp set.
 
Using a waterbrush and ink I lightly colored in the head ware, scarfs, and stick arms.
 
 
Using the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Dies, I cut each snowman using the 4th largest die.

 
Before removing it from the die, I lightly shadow inked all the area around the snowman leaving a pretty white framed border. 
 
 
I then used a liquid glue and marble glitter to fill in the snowman's head and body and let it dry.
 
 
 From there I cut three small rectangles of the coordinating papers and attempted to have a slightly different template using the same sized papers for each card.
 
 
I also placed the solid blue paper in an embossing folder for extra texture and interest
 
 
To finish the outside of each card I added three different sweet winter verses and matted them using a punch and more of the coordinating designer papers.
 
 
 
  
Don't forget the most important part. Always sign and date the back of your creations.
 
 
I hope you enjoy my cards!
 


 
 
 
Well, this closes out Flamingo Scraps "Christmas in July." 
Suzanne, the Designer Team, and guest Designer Team all hope
you have found some needed inspiration to get you started on your Holiday projects. 
Please visit and "like" the Flamingo Scrap Facebook page here.
 
Making these cards were "snow" much fun! lol
  Happy Scrappin!
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

Cathy said...

these are all fabulous Cheryl, I love the stamp set you used and the papers are beautiful!! well done :)
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Z-Scrapper said...

Thank you Cathy. I bought this stamp set last year but never used it until I saw these beautiful papers!

Barb S. (FL) said...

OMG, these are adorable. I love how you glittered the head and body - a 'must' remember thing for me to do..
TFS,
Barb S (FL)

Shirley Ross said...

Love the cards and you used my favorite - SNOWMEN!! Great job, Cheryl!

Z-Scrapper said...

Thank you Shirley. I think this has to be one of my most favorite sets too. I am a sucker for a nice snowman or Santa!