Monday, October 1, 2007

Three Little Snowmen

One of which is quite shy... see him peeking out from behind the ribbon? And isn't that just a purty little knot? The ends lay flat and the center is not all mushed up. How did I manage to accomplish this feat of crafting brilliance? Well... there is a trick to making the perfect knot and Kristina at kwernerdesign.com/blog has posted a video tutorial that you must check out: click here to see it. Not that my knots were terrible but they did need a little help. Now, if I can only find the instructions for making the perfect bow...

Quick notes: the card base is 4.25" x 8.5" piece of Brocade Blue cardstock folded in half. I used the second largest die from the QuicKutz Nesting Flowers die set to cut the scallop circle of Brilliant Blue. I then embossed it using the CuttleBug Snowflakes embossing folder. The edges of the Brilliant Blue scallop circle, Close to Cocoa mat and Chocolate Chip mat were all sponged with Close to Cocoa Classic ink. I matted the scallop circle on the Close to Cocoa piece and then knotted the Chocolate Chip Taffeta around both pieces. After that I adhered the three snowmen with Stampin' dimensionals, two on top of the ribbon and the third under the knot. Adhered this to the Chocolate Chip mat and then to the card base. Stamped the sentiment from So Many Sayings in Chocolate Chip Classic ink to finish the card.

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Supplies used: Holiday Blitz stamp set; So Many Sayings hostess stamp set; Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Brilliant Blue and Whisper White cardstock; Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip Classic ink; Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon; Stampin' dimensionals. Tool used: QuicKutz Nesting Flower dies; CuttleBug machine; CuttleBug Snowflakes embossing folder; sponge.

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