Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Snowmen in April


It's hard to believe it's been a year since I posted a card and almost as long since I've made one. Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of crafting?

Here's the first Christmas card of the year created for this week's challenge over on the incredibly inspiring Merry Monday Christmas Challenge blog. This week is challenge 103 and you must use a snowman.


If you're looking for a great challenge with lots of inspiration, Merry Monday is the place to be. I just love what the design team shares each week, absolutely stunning creations.


So I inked my card panel to create a sky and snowbank then placed a stencil over it and created snowflakes by just coloring in the stencil with a white pen. On a separate piece of paper, I stamped the Stampendous Snowball Fight with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with my Copics. After adding a little sparkle with a clear Spica pen, I fussy-cut the image shaping the bottom into another snowbank, popped it up using dimensional foam tape and my card was done.

Wow, it's easy to get out of practice but this was great fun. Thanks for visiting.


39 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness....these guys are too cute.

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  2. Great to see you creating again, this is one fantastic card. Love all the elements you used especially the cute image. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Your comment made my day.

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  3. So, so cute!! And I love your coloring...you have definitely NOT lost your touch! :0)

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    1. Marcia, Thank you so much. You are very sweet. I really appreciate your kind words.

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  4. A super cute stamp you have highlighted beautifully! Love the colors.

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    1. Thanks Nancy for your very kind comment. I appreciate you looking at my card.

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  5. EEEK! Such cute snowmen! Love the scene you created around them. Thank you for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

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    1. Kristie, Thank you! I really appreciate your comment and the chance to play along with Merry Monday.

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  6. Lovely card, Melinda!! Cute snowmen and beautiful coloring!!
    Groetjes Tinie

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    1. Tinie, Thanks so much! Your comment means a lot.

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  7. Very cute card Melinda, your snowmen are adorable. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  8. Love this card. What a cute image and I really like the way you did the background.

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  9. This card is so soft, subtle and cute all in one! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.

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  10. I love your snowmen, Melinda! They look like they are having so much fun! Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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    1. Wendy, you are very sweet! Your comment made my day. Thank you.

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  11. Beautiful! I'm in awe of your coloring skills! Welcome back to the crafting world :) Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen, for your wonderful comment. You made me smile.

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  12. A year away from crafting? Well, you wouldn't know it by looking at your card. It's beautiful!!

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    1. You are very kind! Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my card.

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  13. This is just sooo cute .... love those jolly little snowmen! xx

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  14. This is amazing, Melinda! Love these snowmen and the scene that you've created for these delightful snowpeople! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Hope you'll be back soon!

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    1. Bonnie, I really appreciate your sweet comment. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Such a cute card, Melinda. I love how you made the snow scene. These snowmen are adorable! Love it!

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  16. Gorgeous card and perfectly colored!

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  17. So adorable & creative! Love the colors you used!

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  18. I like these two snow people. Beautiful job on the coloring.

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    1. I appreciate your comment. Thanks for looking.

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  19. You haven't stamped for a year? Wow, that is a long hiatus! Love your snowy friends card. They look like they are having such a great time.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Loved your card.

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  20. Wow, no card making for a year. I can't even get my head wrapped around that! But what a come back of a card! Your snowmen scene is adorable!

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