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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

So I Had This Coupon!!!

Those darn coupons just tend to burn a hole in my pocket. You just can't let them go to waste now can you??? It's like wasting money if you don't use them!!! Rational thinking isn't it??? LOL



I was shopping at Michael's. Yes, I had a coupon and I just HAD to use it too!!!



This little guy is from the Inkadinkado company. I just couldn't resist buying it. I LOVE snowmen!!! Hey, I woke up to 68 degrees in the house this morning. I LOVE it!!! Winter is on it's way (hopefully after a long fall, I do love that season too!). I'm anxious to make a real snowman. The first sticky snow and I'm out there! Driveway to shovel? Not until the snowman is done!!



Ok, back to the card. I used glossy card stock for the upper words. That stamp is a jumbo wheel by Stampin' Up! I used a VersaMark pad and embossed the words in clear. I sponged on the blue. I wanted a nice bold white looking letters. White embossing powder would work but it's really not the same. The snowman was stamped using Black Staz-on and watercolor paper. I did blend the green on the earmuffs and the shading around the scarf and larger snowball. But for the most part the colors came directly from the markers. I don't do that very often and it sure does make coloring a lot quicker!



I'm not overly thrilled with the background on the snowman. I am thinking I should have done the snowman on glossy card stock and embossed in black and then colored. But coloring on glossy card stock is a difficult surface to color on. It takes a lot of time and patience. Ink does not dry fast on glossy card stock. I'll just leave it the way it is because I have other projects I'm working on and will be posting on here when I get them finished. You all get to share my new stuff with me!!


Thank you for stopping by,
Wanda

11 comments:

Sara Paschal said...

Wanda, this is just great, I love how you used the wheel on glossy cardstock (looks so cool)! BRRRR....

Cathy said...

The snowman is so cute. I love the coloring you did on the snowman.

Corie said...

This is just adorable.

I agree your MUST use your coupons, it would be such a waste not to.

jodene said...

I so wish I lived near a Micheals. Very cute stamp. Great card.

stampin_melissa said...

Wanda, you did a wonderful job with this little guy! I love the rosy cheeks on a snowman! Too cute! TFS!

Ijsbeer said...

I like the card. I love snowmen too. Haven't made one in ages but we certainly had enough snow last year:)

ktstamps said...

Beautiful card. I will have to CASE it! WOW! kt

Julie's Crafty Corner said...

Lovely card and the snowman is so cute.

Alexandra said...

wanda, he is sooo adorable and the coloring is awesome! And no, you cannot let a coupon go to waste, that would be tragic - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Barb g said...

Love this snowman card, Wanda...and the 'Snow' panel is just about the best I've seen, using the resist type technique. Thanks for sharing. Barb g

Kathy said...

My husband alway says you have to sepnd money to save money - lol - so keep those coupons coming. Really cute card