Texan Snowmen

November 25th, 2007

I didn’t think I’d get a chance to stamp today, but when I saw the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS today I just knew I had to find time.  Today’s Featured Stamper is Bev Gerard, better known as Tex.  You can see her SCS gallery here and her blog here.  She is an absolute sweetheart and a fabulous stamper to boot!  I’m so glad that she is my friend!  The idea of the FS Challenge is to CASE (copy) a card from the Featured Stamper’s gallery and just change 2 or 3 things about the card to make it your own.  Here is the card I chose to copy.  I love that Ronnie image she used, but when I went looking for something to use in that layout I ended up going with the group of snowmen from Flaky Friends.  Here’s my version –


Once I had my main image selected I started looking through my stash of patterned papers and decided on two from the daisyd Snowflakes & Holly 6×6 pad I purchased from eclectic Paperie.  The rest was just fun stamping!  I did something I hadn’t done in a long time – I colored with blender pens and ink from pads.  Once I got addicted to my aquapainter I stopped using blender pens almost entirely, but somehow this image just seemed to call for them.   I used Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, both Real and Rose Reds, Brocade Blue and a little Summer Sun.  Cardstock used is Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke and the snowmen are stamped on Confetti White – an old favorite I haven’t used much lately because of my recent attachment to shimmer white.  Brocade brads are the finishing touch.

I really like the way Tex had the sentiment on the card base itself at the bottom, but I couldn’t make mine fit that way and had to adapt a little.  The sentiment is embossed with black craft ink and clear ep.  It was fun to get this old set out and play with it again – I still really like it.  And I’m very happy with how this card turned out.  Thanks Tex for the wonderful inspiration!

Do y’all realize we have exactly one month till Christmas?  Four full weekends.  I don’t think it’s sunk in for me yet.  I better start making lists – to do lists – gifts to buy lists – gifts to make lists – my Santa wishlist – cards to mail lists – etc etc etc.  *deep breath*  *in*  *out*.  I think the holiday season has officially started…so Happy Holidays! 

5 Responses to “Texan Snowmen”

  1. savorthejourney Says:

    Whoa! One month ’til Christmas?!? Jami … I don’t know if I can breathe!! eeeeeek! Okay … back to your delightful snowman card …. I cannot tell you how much I love your card! I’ve always wanted to get that set … yet it has somehow gotten overshadowed on my lists … and for the past couple of years .. I’ve been sure that it would retire, so I haven’t given in! Aaaaack! How’s anyone to know this is one of my favorite SU stamp sets?!? *boink* No matter what … I love your card … every little bitty detail … Thank you, for turning one of mine into one of yours! xoxoxoxxo’s


  2. Sandra Says:

    Do you mind me asking how you did the shadowing behind the snowmen??
    Great coloring!!

  3. Tina Says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Doris Says:

    Loved the snowmen and the color scheme you used–great card!

  5. leslierich Says:

    Oh, wow! This is way, way too cute!! These are the friendliest snowmen ever and the paper is gorgeous!

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