I'm entering this cute Snowman into this week's IO's challenge. You can find all the information and DT creations here at Impression Obsession's Blog. It's getting close to the cut-off for this challenge. I didn't have any IO "Snow People" or any other IO snow things except their large snowflake Cover a Card.
However, while I was at Crop Circles yesterday, I found this cute snowman by IO hanging out in the store ! Of coarse he came home with me. He looked familiar and now I know why ! One of the Design Team members has already featured him along with another person entering this challenge ! So this guy is making another appearance !
To create the background I used Impression Obsessions Cover a Card - CC035 Snowflakes. This is one of their 'negative' backgrounds where the image is actually not inked ! They are so cool ! I stamped using my Mega Block & Versamark and then embossed with white. I blended a little Aged Mahogany & Tumbled Glass Distress Inks over the embossing. So the image picked up the red & blue ink.
I stamped the Snowman - Impression Obsession G7640 and embossed with Silver. I stamped out the hat a 2nd time and also embossed with silver and then embossed again with Kaleidoscope to add extra thickness and sparkle. I painted his ornament, scarf, carrot nose and a bit of trim on his hat with Tom Bow markers. I cut out the snowman and the extra hat was popped up. After the card was put together, I added lots of glitter.. holograph, red & mermaid stickles and then some chunky glitter around the edge of him for a glitter-snow effect ! You can see all the glitter better in the close-up below.
I'm also a little short on IO Christmas sentiments. The one I have would have worked well, but it would have covered up more of the background and I wanted it to show !
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