I would give ANYTHING for a little snow, or at least what might resemble cool weather, even 80 would be nicer than the wretchedness we have going on here. The past week we had record high lows. meaning the lowest low since Monday was 80. It's pretty disgusting.
It's nice to be able to push out some Christmas cards this week, even though I'm not really ready for winter, I actually hate snow. There's just no pleasing some people.
Anyway, here's my card:
I used a new technique I tried out, I don't know what it's called but it's sort of a faux paper piecing and it was done in Silhouette Studio. I "cut" out the scarf, carrot nose, hands and feet and "colored" the pieces in with digital paper then re-layered each of the pieces after offsetting in black to redraw the outlines on.
The only real cut is around the green "mat" around the snowman. For the rest of the layers, the main blue mat, the first cream frame in and the next blue in is cut out, the others are also "faux" cuts, saving a good bit of paper so the background laters are actually only 3 pieces, not 5 as it looks.
The bubble snowflakes are also from a regular cut file, layered and color matched then converted to a print n cut. I think the circles would be way to intricate as a regular cut in this size.
Digi: Bugaboo Stamps - Chubby SnowmanDigital Paper: Sassy Designs, Inc.
Geometric Flake from Silhouette Online Store
Tim Holtz Paper Twine
I used Digi Darla's Challenge #71 Sketch:
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Wednesday - Humor Me
Clearly iStamp #3: Christmas in July
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #138: Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar July: Color Challenge
Digi Darla #71: Sketch
Fairytale Challenge #72: Christmas in July
Here Come the Boys Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time #172: Use a Digi
Platypus Creek Digitals #36: Christmas in July
The Cutie Pie Challenge Cute & Cuddly