Thursday, October 4, 2012

Frosty the Snowman

Hello!  It's hard too believe that it is already time for week three of Twelve Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style over at The Funkie Junkie Blog.  Linda has created a beautiful tag to inspire us.  For my creation, I was inspired by the crackled snowman, the bow, the snowflakes  and the words "Joy" and "Frosty." The red card base was heat embossed with gold embossing powder for a snowflake background.  Not owning a snowman die, I thought I might create a snowman from punched circles.  The circles were painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint and distressed with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  The heart and hat were cut from white card stock free hand and coated with glitter glue.  I am excited about my new Sissix "On the Edge" Snowflake border die used along the bottom.  "Frosty" was spelled out with an alphabet stamp and a "Joy" was stamped from a much larger stamp from Stampington and Company. I wanted to give the snowman some arms, and decided to be inspired by the flourish on Linda's tag and add some chipboard swirls as arms. I decided to add a bow, again, inspired by Linda's tag.  As  a last step, Stardust Stickles were used over many of the card components to make them glisten.Very different from Linda's tag, though greatly inspired by it, indeed.  Linda also has a beautiful boutique called The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you can purchase really neat card making supplies at discounted prices. (My other two tag posts have been updated to include a mention of this as well.)  Why not take a moment and check out her beautiful offerings?  Thanks for dropping by.  Best wishes, Yvonne


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love the red with the original! Glad you are playing along with her....I will try to in a few days! Wonderful card Yvonne!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous festive card Yvonne and I just love the flourish arms, so creative.
Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Kudos on your snowman, Yvonne! Very creative, I love him, especially the flourish arms. The bright red BG is so festive and the on-the-edge snowflakes are the frosting on the cake! Yet another wonderful entry into the 12 tags challenge. I'm so happy to have you joining in the fun with me on this challenge!