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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:

Anonymous said...

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

Cathy M 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

JB-Crafting Supplies said...

Lovely card and the snowman is so cute.

Alex 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

Anonymous 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