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Monday, November 07, 2022

Snowman Magic, Penguin Place, Christmas Card, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Yup, another "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" card. This is not what was in my head but this is how it came out on paper!  I am not fond of it at all. But as you know, I share them all with you. Mostly because I shouldn't suffer alone!!! LOL

I'll share with you how I made this card and I'm hoping that I will find some other DSP or something to make it better.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. So far so good! LOL

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer. I had used my Blending Brush to scrub on some color. Here's the deal there. I had uses Granny Apple Green on it a few days ago and yesterday I added some Shaded Spruce. I was going to clean it up so I was scrubbing it on some scrap paper and I liked the color so I used that on the Basic White piece.  And again, so far so good.

Then I took the largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set and die cut the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Santa "Express" 12" x 12" package. I cut it in half. I also die cut a Blushing Bride circle and cut that one in half as well. I taped the two circles together leaving a little bit of an edge showing at the bottom.

I cut a 1/4" piece of Evening Evergreen card stock for the band across the edge of the circles. I didn't measure how long, I just snipped off what I didn't need.

I also die cut the ribbon looking pieces using Blushing Bride and Evening Evergreen card stock. I taped the two pieces together and centered the top one as much as I could. I cut it at 1-5/8" long from the tip to the straight edge. I taped that just under the edge of the Evening Evergreen strip. 

A Blushing Bride tree was die cut. I am not sure where things went wrong but it was right around here.

Using Basic White card stock, I die cut the snowman. I die cut two bodies and one of them I die cut the face and I saved the nose which I colored using my dark Pumpkin Pie Blends pen. I stamped the scarf using Soft Succulent ink and die cut it. The arms were die cut using Basic White card stock and colored in using the Bronze Blends pen. A Basic Black had was die cut and a sliver of Daffodil Delight card stock was added for the band on the hat. I glued the arms to the snowman body without the face. In the face area of that snowman I colored it in with my Basic Black marker. Then I glued the two snowmen together. I glued the nose in place. The scarf and hat were added and using my Basic Black marker I colored in a few buttons. I added Dimensionals to the back of the snowman and set it aside.

I had die cut three snowflakes from the "Snowman Magic" bundle using Basic White card stock and se them aside.

The words are from the "Penguin Place" set and were stamped on the bottom right corner using Evening Evergreen ink.

So to create the ugly part, I set the half-circles on the top layer to see where the tree should go. The tree was glued in place and then the circle was taped in place. The ribbon piece was added next and two snowflakes were glued to it. Then the snowman was added. And the last snowflake was added to the upper right area. And for a final touch, I added a crystal rhinestone to the center of each snowflake. The top layer was set on the front of the card using Dimensionals and the card was done.

I am not fond of this card at all, though I do like the snowman. LOL

Thank you SO very much for stopping by to see today's interesting Christmas card,

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