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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christmas in July - Baby it's cold outside...

It’s time for my favorite event of the year, Christmas in July over at Catch the Bug. A week of daily challenges, and day 1 is a really easy one,  Baby it’s cold outside.

I used a snowman for my card. I sponged blue DI on the background, added drops of water for snow effect and also white frantage. I cut the panel with a MFT stitched frame die.
A subtle detail, which is almost invisible in the photo, is that I masked off the snowman and stamped a few trees with white ink and heat embossed with frosted embossing powder. Quite nice in real life.
The sentiment is a combo of dymo and a Tim Holtz die cut.

This card is also for:
Tuesday Throwdown - #401 - Stitching - Real or Faux (Stitched frame)
Creatalicious Challenges - #143 Anything Goes/Option No Patterned Paper
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

20 comments:

meg said...

when you enlarge the photo you can see the trees shimmering in the background, love the detail on the sky and of course the fun snowman

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely snowman and background. I enlarged the photo and I have seen the three trees :), they looks great! Love the combo of dymo and diecut sentiments, thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs

Mrs.B said...

Great card Pia and I enlarged the photo too, I think the trees will sparkle, so pretty. Love the cute snowman.
Avril xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable, Pia! I love your snowman scene! I hope I feel well enough to join this event as I always enjoy it and I love Bugaboo images!

cotnob said...

A super card Pia, a fun snowman and you have created a fabulous background for him.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Chrissy said...

What a great snowman Pia and I love the background..I can just make out the trees when I clicked your image and they make a lovely subtle shine..Have a great weekend..

luv CHRISSYxx

Donna said...

Darling card and your snow effects are fabulous!

Laurel Kerr said...

Fabulous snowman card Pia.. It is very cold here..Loz

Donna Ellis said...

Such a magical, colorful, beautiful background, Pia, for your darling snowman. Do you make many snowmen in your area? We only get a touch of snow every decade or so, but we enjoyed making them in New England when living there. Your skyline reminds me of standing at my doors as a child, and watching the snowflakes come down in the wintry night. Beautifully done! hugs, de

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Ohhhh...I love your card...that snowman is so cute and I do love the sky background you created too!
Hugs,
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Bugaboo DT

Tammy said...

What a cute snowman image and I love the snowy scene you created!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the snowman and great sky
Carol x

Lisa Lynn said...

Pia, this is beautiful. Love your background.

Marina said...

Lovely frosty and fun look.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh that snowman is such a cutie! You've done a wonderful job creating the snowy sky scene behind him too! I really love how you've done your sentiment as well! HUGS

aussie aNNie said...

Your water colour background is fabulous, lovely just for this snowman.

Janis Lewis said...

Cute! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Larelyn said...

Love, love your snowman. They are my favorite holiday image. thanks for sharing on The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Melanie said...

A lovely Christmas card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional no patterned papers” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

Monika Reeck said...

22 July I was flying to Indonesia meeting my Mom and Dad
and I have no chance to join Bugaboo event
and this card is cuuutee
I love that BG you made and love the color combo on this card Pia
sweeet sentiment font
hugs
Monika