Monday, November 19, 2018

Simon Says - Let It Snow

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I made a card featuring the super cute Snowman from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Cool Yule Thinlits who decided to ditch his monocle and bow tie and borrow a scarf and specs from his mate, the handsome Deer and you can tell he's cold by the colour of his nose

I trimmed Distress Watercolor card to measure 5" x 7", coloured with Stormy Sky and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks using a mini round blending tool and spritzed with water to create a snowy effect.
I stamped one of the snowflake images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Swirly Snowflakes with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink
and two snowflakes from Mini Swirly Snowflakes inked with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White and Silver Embossing Powders. 
I mixed Ranger Biscotti and Blue Patina Perfect Pearls with water in Mini Mister bottles, flicked on to the background and repeated with Brushed Pewter Distress Mica Spray.
I die-cut tags using Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Tag dies from white card. I coloured the tag on the left with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and added a tag overlay die-cut from the snowflake acetate sheet from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas/Noel Paper Stash. I coloured the tag on the right lightly with Black Soot Distress Oxide and added strips from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Holiday Knit Thinlits die-cut from card coloured with Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink to resemble a cosy sweater. I added the white negative snowflakes from the tags and Red Eclectic Element Thread bows.
I die-cut the Cool Yule snowman from white card and card coloured with Black Soot, Festive Berries and Stormy Sky Distress Oxide inks, added accents to his hat band and scarf using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen and fixed in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
I die cut "SNOW" 3 times from white card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Thinlits and layered to create dimension. (I have a sneaky feeling that the "S" is upside down but hey I won't tell if you don't) I die cut the stars from Simon Says Stamp Silver Glitter card and added to the tags, the Snowman's hat and the die-cut letters. 
I added an Idea-ology Christmas Quote Chip and Christmas Remnant Rubs. I scuffed up the edges of the panel with Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, matted the panel on to paper from the Idea-ology Christmas/Noel Stash pad and fixed to an 6" x 8" White Card Blank.

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...
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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Gorgeoius card Kath :-) I have spent ages admiring this! the background is stunning and I love the little tags and the little snowman with his cold nose haha, super cute :-)

    hope you have a great week :-D
    Lols x x x
    I will be flying up to Glasgee on Saturday! Canny wait! Hope to meet up with you on my next trip, maybe in early spring ;-)

  2. This is fabulous Kath, love the design and wonderful layers.
    Linda xxx

  3. Kath, this is wonderful! Love the colors you've used and all the wonderful layers of snowflakes and color. I really, really love those bright red glasses on the snowman!!! WOnderful! hugs, Maura

  4. The snowman really is super cute and I just love the gorgeous background you created - frosty, cool and wintry - just perfect for an adorable snowman! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. SUper cute kath! I love the Cool Yule polka dot scarf! Just perfect for winter!

  6. I love the gray/blue color with the pop of red. Making your own background paper is so fun, I love to do that also. The snowman is just so cute too!

  7. Such a fun card! The background is stunning, I love how you created the beautiful snowflakes with the inks and embossing powders 😁. That's a super cute snowman too πŸ˜€. Wishing you a wonderful week! J 😊 x

  8. Love your fantastic Christmas card! Kath. All the holiday elements and details are awesome. :)

  9. Gorgeous card Kath! Such a pretty background and the tags and snowman are wonderful.