Thursday, July 11, 2013

Jingle Belles SPARKS

I definitely got to some challenges this morning - all of them for Christmas challenges that are out & about this week. Christmas in July it is! The current jingle belles challenge is to use cardstock only, and as I dug out my new Paper Smooches "Swanky Snowdudes" I realized their sketch this week was perfect!
(And where did I get my new PS set? From Barb, of course - and she has more!) 

Supplies: Paper Smooches "Swanky Snowdudes;" Salty Ocean Distress ink; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Sakura Stardust glitter pen; Picket Fence distress stickles

I stamped Mr. Dude twice, cutting out his head & scarf to pop up on foam tape for some dimension. I used the Ranger foam ink thingy to ink the torn "snow" edge, as well as the edges of the panel. The snowflakes are stamped onto scrap paper, and the 2nd and 3rd impressions onto the background. (Full disclosure - the back of this panel has the full-strength WAY TOO MUCH stamping I tried first, lol). The centre of each snowflake is dotted with the Stardust pen, and then I used Stickles on the snowman and here & there on the sky for even more sparkle.

Here's the PS SPARKS sketch:

You can play along at SPARKS until Sunday, and at jingle belles until Wednesday July 17. 
I'll be right back with - ANOTHER Christmas card. 


newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Cute card love the little snowman image.

Jenny said...

I almost got my snowdudes into action for this sketch too!!
it is the perfect scene set-up... :0)
Jenny x

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, as if this ♥FABULOUS♥ card was not enough to convince me i totally *need* that stamp set... they went and named it "swanky snowdudes"! BEST! TITLE! EVER!!!!! :) :) :) always pleased when you join the fun at JINGLE BELLES, it kinda makes my day, in fact! ♥♥♥

Dana said...

Oh soo cute!! I love how you popped the snowman!! And i love all the sparkle!!

Andrea W said...

I would love a snow storm about right now!!! I love how you took a very simple sketch and added so much detail. Fantastic card!

lostinpaper said...

So so cute, I just love that lime green scarf and hat!

Debbie said...

What a cute little snowman!! I'm impressed! I'm not sure I could make a card with no DP!!

SmilynStef said...

What a cutie ... love the bits of dimension ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh Jessi, this dude is so cute!! The little dimension in the scarf is perfect. I LOVE the added Stickles, too. So awesome, my friend! Thanks for playing along with Paper Smooches SPARKS!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Christmas in July! FAB! I love the distress ink on the edge making the snow pop! And I love that you've popped the snowman up on foam dots-- FAB x1000! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team!!! Hope you will play along this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:) I apologize for not leaving a comment sooner-- time flies!