Friday, January 10, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches Die Cut Challenge: Snowman

Stuck on U Sketches has a Die Cut Challenge today.  The theme is to use a Snowman.  There are a plethora of snowmen out there, but I kind of warmed up to the Tim Holtz Sizzix die, Build a Snowman. I like how you can move him around a bit to show expression. I raised his hands up in the air to go with the theme "Joy".

I used Echo Park's Time and Season Digital Paper collection that I got at Jessica Sprague.com to make the background papers. I also added a yellow background to the lantern to give it a glow.  The snowflakes are from a Silhouette file.  I just typed the "Joy" sentiment on paper and glued it to the snowman, for the colors really matched.  (Maybe not so much as time goes by, but for a Christmas card, I thought it would do.  I used distress markers to color the parts in because, it was just easier to do so.  I also liked being able to make the white and red polka dot scarf.  I love these markers for when you go over the color again, it gets even darker, which allowed me to shadow and add dimension to the pieces.

This may be late for a card for Christmas 2013 but hey, I have a head start for 2014 now. ;)  Head over to the SOU Sketches blog to see what everuone else came up with. Maybe you will be inspired for a really early start too.
 

10 comments:

Melin said...

What an adorable card! I love the paper you chose. Something I never would have thought to use but it looks perfect! I love the red border and accents. Makes it all just pop perfectly! Great job!
-Melin
My Blog: MyPaperCrafting.com

Vivian Lake said...

Love the pp paper you chose for this card. This is so adorable!!

Monica said...

omg.. I used the same die.. I just bought it this week to go specifically for this challenge. I love your lantern with him. love it.

Nanne said...

Such a cute card Holly.. Great choice of die cuts and your snowman turned out adorable..
hugs
Nanné

Sylvie said...

Holly, this is just awesome! I love the TH die and you did a wonderful job with it! Beautiful!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Neat dies!
I'm partial to the lantern! So neat!
Have a great weekend Holly!

Helen Gullett said...

Sweet card! Love the lamppost or lantern :)

Tracey said...

Super adorable scene you have created Holly, great snowman die..I love the light too! Happy weekend to you. Hugsx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

I love the way you made this card ! The snowman and scarf are super cute !!

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Ганна Грудень said...

Great card! I love your details! Have a nice day!)