Snow Day!

Snow DayHello!

How ironic that I made this card using the cute Snow Day Stamp Set on the first day we get snow for the season!  I find that so funny!  What do you think?  I really don’t believe in coincidences but I guess you can’t consider cardmaking to be more than that.  Oh, well…  onto my card!

This card was made for the PPA challenge this week. I tried something different with this card.  I layered embossing powders!  Have you tried that yet?  First, I embossed the snowman in Smoky Slate, then I added his arms in Early Espresso and his carrot nose in Tangerine Tango.  I really like how it turned out and it allowed me to sponge the background in Night of Navy and Pool Party.  I just added a few snowflakes (or are they stars??) with some rhinestones and it was done.

Tip of the Day:  Layering the embossing powders looks great!  Just make sure that you give enough time for the embossing powder to harden before going onto the next color.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Take Care, Snow Day
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink:  Night of Navy, Pool Party, VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Scallop Punch, Large Oval Punch, Corner Rounder Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Natural Trim Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Smoky Slate Embossing Powder, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder

Well, I hope you like my card today!  If you do, would you please leave me a comment?  How much snow do you get during this season?  Grand Rapids has been very unpredictable for the last few years, so I really don’t know what to expect this season.  Our average, I believe, is in the neighborhood of 70″, but it is usually an inch or two at a time so it really doesn’t seem like it.  I love the snow – as long as I don’t have to drive while it is falling!  It is so pretty and I like it better than rain.

I hope you are enjoying your Fall weather and would love to hear from you!  Till next time,

Keep calm and craft on!




8 thoughts on “Snow Day!”

  1. Debbie – I love that you have this snowman looking up. I haven’t seen that perspective on the stamp before, and I love it! Great choice of colors, too! Thanks for playing along with The PPA challenge this week.

  2. I have to agree with Brian! The fact that the snowman is looking up to enjoy the snow falling about him is very different than what I had seen in previous cards. I have not tried to succession embossing with different colors, just the same color for added texture (works great for the glass crackle effect). Did you find that the colors did not run into one another? Your card indicates no problem with that. I love the sponging for the background. Well done, Deb!

  3. Wow…Debbie this is awesome! I too love that snowman is looking up. Brilliant! I especially love the rounded corners at the bottom and left the top even. Your sentiment and snowflakes are fabulous! Yes, they are snowflakes. Great color combination! So very nicely done! I love snowmen! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Debbie, such a cute pose on the snowman. He reminds me of Snoopy doing the Happy Dance! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

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