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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Snowman - New release

This is a scheduled post to show you one of the new images you can find in the Bugaboo store today.

I colored the image with Promarkers in shades of grey.

I wanted to use some of my more neglected dies, here are two shapes which I combined together to make a frame. I always admire Donna's (Creative Smiles) ability to use her dies in so many creative ways. I know I didn't do a revolutionary thing here with my dies, but I was inspired by Donna's work when making this silver frame and wanted to share that with you.

I added a doily underneath it and attached it all to a fully covered card front with a DP from Bo Bunny.

A piece of ribbon and string for the metal charm with the Christmas sentiment and a die cut snowflake in the opposite corner.

26 comments:

meg said...

The doily peeping out from under the frame is a lovely idea the ribbon and string a great finishing touch beautiful colourway too.

*Vicki* said...

What a stunning card Pia!! Really love that frame you've created around the snowman image which is absolutely adorable too! :) Beautifully done! HUGS :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is both cute and stylish Pia. Love it sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card Pia, love the blue and silver combo. Must admit I've got this die and haven't used it for a while, makes a great frame too.
Avril xx

Chrissy said...

I love your frame Pia and fabulous mono colouring on your Snowman..what a great card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Laine said...

So cute and fun Pia.
Laine
xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Pia, such a fun snowman and beautiful frame - your dies combine perfectly.
Pauline
x

Donna Ellis said...

Whoa! I love that amazing sparkly, silvery, winter-festival-feel in your delightful card, Pia! The BoBunny background is amazing, and the use of your die cuts is gorgeous! The background colors remind me of a snowy dark night in the northern countries during winter - silvery, yet darkest blue! Love your little ribbon doo-dad in the corner. What a surprise to see my name in your post! Thank you, Pia, for the "shout out" - I appreciate it! An unexpected blessing today, especially since I'm always smitten by your artwork! Thank you! hugs, de

scrAPpamondo said...

I would never have thought that these were TWO die put togheter! It seems only one! Has been a great idea!! Love the blue dp on the back and the liquid pearls for the snow! Great work!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Fabulous card Pia! Love the shades of gray for coloring and the dark blue DP really make the silver frame pop!

Brenda

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

I love Donna's work at Creative Smiles also. I'm one of her biggest fans. Your layering of the frame looks remarkable, as does your card.

Karen Steele said...

This is gorgeous Pia! I love the image and it is framed beautifully by that lovely silver frame :-) The background paper and embellishments all co-ordinate brilliantly together. Super card!

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and snowman image Pia..Loz

Imke said...

Silver and blue looks great togehter - pretty snowman Card, Pia !

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful job on the new release snowman, loving the silver die cut and the shades of grey colouring. Fab. card!
hugs
Glenda

Marina said...

I think I recognise this Bo Bunny PP- I have very little of the 6 x 6 pad left ( I think it is the one with wooden ski's...?) Anyway, this is fabulously frosty.

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card Pia, I love that snowman image! Gorgeous silver & blue colors too!
Tammy

Paper Profusion said...

Love the colour combo Pia with super diecutting. Love the snowman's wrapping up attire too!! Sorry I've been MIA recently .... life etc. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x

Monika Reeck said...

I feel cold looking this snowman
cool that you did not colorinh him only woth grey
and the DP is perfect Pia
lovey charm too
and nice border there
adorable christmas/snow time card
hugs
Monika

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the silver frame and agree about Donnas great use of dies-your image looks very chilly in greys
Carol x

MaryH said...

Hope you are enjoying your blog free holiday. I think we all need to have a little 'blog & card free time' - I've enjoyed mine. Even though some of it was due to health issues, it still is good to not have it become a 'chore', but rather something I enjoy. Only problem is Mo-Jo goes on holiday too! I love this cute Snowy, and the silver scroll frame adds to the iciness of the scene. Also like the navy & silver design pattern behind his frosty self. It's a lovely Christmas card, with the silver snowflake embellie. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. TFS & have a great upcoming week. Hugs

Donna said...

Stunning card, like how you framed this adorable snowman!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, cute, Pia! I love the adorable new Bugaboo snowman! Your monochrome colouring is beautiful! Hope you had a fantastic break and I look forward to seeing your creations when you start regular blogging again!

Kim Heggins said...

Just so cute...love your sweet snowman hanging out with that adorable little bird sitting on his head, simply fabulous!

Mervi said...

Fabulous card, elegant and beautiful.
Hope you enjoyed your holiday and sun;-))m

Mimi said...

Way to go, using the dies to create a frame... I have never thought to do that! Talk about doubling your stash! This is very "Pia" to me... I'd be able to spot it in a large group! Such a well-balanced card with just the right accents (twine + ribbon, bold purple background, great image!)