Friday, September 25, 2015

FTHS Snowman Back to School Card

If you've been to the From the Heart Stamp blog or store recently, you know that Faith Skrdla is working on a project to make 100 snowmen illustrations. She has her snowmen driving cars, holding signs, hugging each other, blowing kisses and even going to school! These wonderfully imaginative digi stamp sets are only $1 each! It's definitely worth taking a look at her store.
To make this card, I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to size up the digi (the set is named "Back to School Snowman") after importing it, and I added the sentiment below it and grouped it with the image. The sentiment and the accents on the red paper were all included in the snowman file Faith created. There's also a sweet sentiment for a teacher in this set.
After printing out the snowman and sentiment along with an extra snowman to make the spotlight feature, I then arranged the apples, books and pencils to make a background and drew a rectangle around them before doing a print and cut of the background on red cardstock.
I cut out the image and sentiment using Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles. I stamped the "Back to School" (from the Hero Arts stamp set "Good Work") in blue ink on my 5X7 inch white card front. I popped up my red background rectangle with foam squares, added a border strip cut with Quickutz "Notebook Sheet" border die and then got to work on making my spotlight feature for my image. I colored the duplicate image I had printed with colored pencils and added some Anna Griffin glass effects to the snowman's glasses. Then I decided what part to cut with my Spellbinders Classic Cirlces die and cut that out with my Cuttlebug. I then adhered that "spotlight" circle with glue tape to the image on the lattice rectangle. I popped up the rectangle with foam squares. Then I added an accent tile I tied with orange floss.
Close up of the spotlight feature. This was my first time to try this technique. It was fun!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Sweeties (M,P1) #35 Photo Inspiration
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #103 Use Dies
Dream Factory (M,P15) #24 Fack ju Göhte
Kreativeinkauf-challenge (M,P15,E3)  #30 Children
Oddball Art Stamps (M,P15, E5, Must use a digi stamp) Fall is in the Air
Scrap it with a song (M,P1) Choose a song by the DT I chose "ABC" by the Jackson 5
Silhouette Challenges (M,P1,E3,SIR) # 29 Anything Goes
Sunsational Stamps (M, P last day of M, E3) School
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #77 Always Anything Goes with optional twist Kids Rule/ Back To School (Week 1 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #52 Always Anything Goes
  Little Red Wagon - W - #308 Happy Fall Y'all
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #26 Add An Image (digi or stamp) PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - No Designer Paper
Whimsy Inspiration -Monthly 3rd Wed posting3E, SIO  - #86 Anything Goes or Halloween

WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #202 - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge  W - #280 - Fall has Arrived
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - M, 1E/week - (September) Back to School
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - M - September - Back To School
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.94 -   Always Anything Goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.107 -  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  September - Back To School
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 14 (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - No.67 -  (W1 of 2) - No Design Paper
Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Verve Stamps Inspiration Challenge: Autumn Lovelies



  1. Carrie this is fab! You totally rocked the sketch and did the 'twist'!! Thank you for joining us in the I (heart) Sketches with a Twist weekly challenge at From the Heart Stamps :-)

  2. Great card. Thanks for linking up with Scrap It With a Song.

  3. An adorable card -- love the spotlight feature!! Thank you for sharing with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  4. Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Little Red Wagon!
    Donna (DT)

  5. Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges!

    I do love teacher cards...having two daughters that teach...this is darling!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  6. I really love your card and take on SIWAS challenge! Thanks for playing with us, hope to see you again :)

  7. Beautiful card for our Blog Hop at SIWAS
    Thanks to joining us this month

  8. Ohhh i LOVE it, Carrie !!! Great take with our Sketch and tWiSt # 119 this week @ From the Heart Stamps. I like your take on this image with the spotlight technique and the background fits perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us !!

  9. Too cute Thanks you for joining in our September challenge at Sunsational Stamps!!

  10. How great to see you chose my song at the bloghop at SIWAS ! Love your card, very cute ! Thanks for playing along !

  11. SO super darling! I LOVE the fun way you spotlighted the image! Thank you so much for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  12. This is just so adorable! I love the spotlight image idea...I may have to try that. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  13. What a lovely strong pop of red on your card. Nice job! I'm so glad you shared at City Crafter Challenge this week.

  14. So cute this card. I like the spot of colouring.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  15. What a funny card! Thank you for playing with us at SIWAS!

  16. Cute. TFS and joining Jo's for Funday Friday

  17. Super cute card! Thanks for playing along with
    sketch challenge # 119. Check out your newest blog follower-me!
    Doni (DT)

  18. Super cute card! I love school theme and colours!!! Thanks for plaiyng with SIWAS

  19. Very nice creation. I really like the color scheme. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart and good luck in the draw.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  20. Darling image, and great use of the spotlight technique! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  21. He is a cutie:) Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB! You ar eon a roll with 3 submissions in one of our challenges!

  22. Great "spotlight" design for our Sketch #119 at From The Heart Stamps. So glad you entered and look forward to more of your designs.

  23. Wonderful card and great image to use! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  24. Carrie your back to school card is so cute. Very nice image. Thank you for joining us at Pattie's Creations. Judy DT

  25. This is so cute!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent here at CCCB!!

  26. Wonderful card Carrie! Super cute image & I love how you've used the spotlight technique.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  27. Love this card super cute! Great idea for a card. Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique Challenge blog! - Annalisa (DT)

  28. What a sweet Snowman! Love your adorable card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #26!

  29. Loveeeeeee this! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs and Paper Sweeties!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. He is a cutie, thanks for joining in with us at Frosted Designs, Elizabeth x

  31. This is super cute! Your fav student will treasure this card forever!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  32. Eine sehr schöne Schulärzte mit einen echt witzigen Motiv die bringt gleich gute kauen, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe grüsse Bettina

  33. Love how you used the spotlight technique for your image and that ABC charm is just fabulous.

  34. This is wonderful!!!! And it really matches the topic!!!! Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge Blog!!!!


  35. Super fun card and love the spotlight technique. Thank you for joining Oddball "Fall" challenge, hope to see you joining our new challenge also.