Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Let It Snow! (Please!!!)

Hello crafty friends and visitors! It's mid 90's here, and I'm hardly in the Christmas spirit. But keeping to my promise, I've made my monthly Christmas card. Here's a little simple card to cool you off.

The white patch you see over the Let It Snow sentiment (Tim Holtz inked in Distress Archival) and upper right hand corner is actually really strong sunlight filtering through the trees. I chose this frosty whimsical snowman from a pack of die cuts my sweet friend Autumn of SewPaperPaint sent me in a pile of pretty wrapped gifts this past Christmas. Isn't he adorable? Thank you, Autumn!

 I used Broken China Distress Oxide to make my snowy background. A sprinkling of dimensional snow flakes are from my stash. I think I used an embossing folder on heavy vellum and fussy cut them out. I stamped the sentiment several times second generation.

I added some DecoArt Snow Writer to the top edge and in a puddle under Mr. Snowman, and sprinkle it with DecoArt Glamour Dust.  So strange to see that combination of products on my desktop. By the way, if you don't have Ranger Grit Paste, Snow Writer is pretty much the same product. Or if you don't have Snow Writer, Grit Paste will stand in nicely.

Here's another look; I brought him inside before he melted and took his portrait in my studio light. That's it for me today...one more card for the Christmas stash!

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Thank you for stopping by today and for all your kind comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily


  1. What a sweet card! I'm ready for winter anytime!

  2. Superb shimmer to your snowman and what a fun Xmas card. Unfortunately I think you've linked to more challenges than we allow at Less is More as our limit is 5 including our own and do remember that all important 'white, unpatterned, clean' space which we love to see on our CAS cards. Thanks for sharing with us. Sarah LIM DT

  3. What a great CAS Christmas card Sara Emily! Love the touch of snow here and there...
    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. The snowman is really adorable, I love the way he sparkles, and the way he is holding the lovely gift. Love the 'cool' background you created too! Well done on getting another card done for Christmas, you are certainly ahead of me!! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Hehhehe - YES - your Snowman is adorable Sara... which makes your card a WONDERLAND WHIMSY!! Xj.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Sara Emily!! The sparkly snowman is fabulous!! I love his twig arms!! The background looks amazing!! I love the touches of snow and flakes!! Stunning Christmas card, my sweet friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Funny snowman! It's always a surprise to see your Christmas card! A fresh touch in our hot end of May (though I'm happy the sun was invited on your card!).

  8. Your made a wonderful snowy background for your cute sparkly snowman Sara Emily! Julia xx

  9. Love your snowman card, Sara Emily! Earlier today I was thinking about you and didn't remember seeing a Christmas card this month. A little white later, there it was in my in box! You're doing a great job keeping up with your Christmas cards :-) Love the snowman, he's just adorable! So sweet of Autumn to send to you. Your background is very pretty and I love those snowflakes and your little puddle of snow under him. Thanks for the tip on the grit paste and the snow writer, have both but haven't tried the snow writer yet. Hugs!!

  10. Love your sparkly snowman Sara Emily .. he is so cute!! The background is gorgeous and I love the snow flakes and touches of snow. Gorgeous card!! Have a lovely day!! xx

  11. Love how you have used this gorgeous snowman, it's a gorgeous card which looks beautiful in the dappled light. Xxx

  12. Even though winter is the LAST thing on my mind....this card is gorgeous! Totally Hallmark worthy- have they called you yet? They should! Truly beautiful Sara Emily!
    Love & Hugs,Jackie

  13. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Let's Craft and Create.
    ~DT Janis

  14. What an adorable snowman! He's got the perfect amount of sparkle about him and the dripping snow looks fabulous - so frosty and magical. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

  15. LOVE this card! He's adorable and all that sparkle is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  16. It's wonderful, Sara! Sometimes are more "simple" creations are the best in surprising ways. Your snowflakes are BEAUTIFULLY done, and the dimension and shine in your snowman is amazing. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! hugs, de

  17. It is a snow ball's chance in *#!! that it will ever snow here!
    Beautiful card and I do love the snowman.
    Sandy xx

  18. Love that frostiness! Could have done with that last week!!! Hugs, Chrisx

  19. Cute card! Thanks for joining us here at Word Art Wednesday. We hope you will join us again soon. Leaving you with this encouragement found in Psalms 31:24 (KJV) " Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD."

    JO ANN

  20. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional stencils” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…


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