Friday, September 21, 2007

Blogger's Challenge #13....Let it snow?


NO! But I have this little snowman looking up and wishing that it was! I've seen a couple of stamper's blogs lately that had been using a stamp made by a company other than Stampin' Up! which had a whole new perspective of a snowman. When I saw it, I immediately thought of Cold Play, SU's build a snowman set!


Our challenge this week was embossing...any kind any way. I love the look of heat embossing and always have. Even back in the day when I would use my toaster and my clothes iron to melt the powder! I now have much better tools! I stamped the hat with Real Red CRAFT ink and sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat to melt and set. Then, I masked the hat and stamped the snowman circles around it and added the face. It needed something more, so I added a carrot nose with Only Orange CRAFT ink and clear embossed that, too. I mounted it on Real Red cardstock and trimmed it with the Perfect Layers tool...the best tool when layering! I embossed the snowflakes on the Soft Sky background and checked it out....it still needed something else. So, I got my hobby blade out and cut a slit along the snowman's neck and added the Soft Sky double stitched ribbon. I adhered the piece to the Soft sky background and I really like it mostly because it's different!
Make sure to check out the other Blogger's Challenge participants...They are just super stampers! Each week, I am humbled!

Have a super Friday!


Lisa

19 comments:

Pat Huntoon said...

LIsa, I love the perspective! You are right, too, the ribbon is the PERFECT touch.
Pat

Connie said...

CUTE, cute card, Lisa!!! I love snowmen!

Connie

Lisa said...

What a cute card Lisa! Aren't you glad stamp tools have advanced from the days of iron's and toaster to emboss!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Very creative with the overhead view! It's an adorable card.

Basement Stamper said...

very cute little snowman and snowflakes!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Such a GREAT way to use Cold Play!

Sara said...

how adorable! Never thought to use this set this way!

rozie640 said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable is that snowman, is he trying to catch snowflakes on his tongue? Very cute!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

I have seent hose others too but this set is just so much cuter! Love it!

Ida said...

Lisa, Very clever use of SU's set to create the snowman like you saw from the other company. I also enjoy embossing (isn't it fun to watch the powder melt?). Great colors and I love the scarf. Ida

Lori said...

I love the way you used this set to create a different kind of snowman. The embossed details are the perfect touch.

Sheryl said...

This is SOOOO cute! I never ever thought of making the snowman "look up"--I will now though! TFS

maggie fellow said...

I saw that "other set" love the SU take on it - very cute!

Julie Campbell said...

Great idea! I thought yours was the 'other set' until i looked closer! How cool!

Summerthyme Studio said...

So sweet Lisa. I love the ribbon and the combination of the red and soft sky!

Vicki

Stefanie said...

Love, love, love this Lisa!! I thought the same thing when I saw that other snowman stamp. You really did a great job making the visualization a reality.

I also love his ribbon scarf. Too cute!!

Lila H said...

Super cute idea!!! love the heat embossing!

Karen said...

too cute Lisa!! love looking down on the snowman - cute idea!!

Tex said...

Well this is just darling! Look at that cutie snowman ... looking upward for the snow to come! Darling card, Lisa!

~Bev