Thursday, September 10, 2015

Viva La Verve Snowman Sketch Card

This card came about as I was playing around with digital paper piecing using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I had just done the September blog hop over at From the Heart Stamps, and one of the design team members had used the technique for her card. I loved the idea of using patterns I have in my program rather than just filling images in with a solid color like I usually do. I chose to play with From the Heart Stamps "Blowing Kisses" set for my image.
I've also been wanting to participate in Verve Stamps' Viva La Verve sketch challenges, so I made this card using the sketch they posted. (The monthly winner of this challenge gets a $100 gift certificate to Verve Stamps! That's the biggest challenge prize I've seen out there, and I love their scripture stamps!) I paper pieced the hat and mittens with one of my patterns (use the trace feature in the software, then release compound path so you can fill individual elements of the image, choose your patterns, fill in your elements, then group them back together, put them back on the original digital stamp you traced, group that together and then print your image. You can also do a print and cut, but I wanted my snow person cut out with my Spellbinders Splendid Circles die, so I just printed the image and then die cut it with my Cuttlebug. I then used my Marvy Snow marker for the pompon on the hat and for some snow around the bottom. I used Recollections Glitz glitter and then decided I wanted silver glitter instead, so I just added more of the snow marker and sprinkled silver glitter on top. That seemed to match the style better with all the silver effects I have.
I used silver reflective card stock for the snowflakes and long banner, and some silver artisan paper by Jolee for the short banner. I've had that artisan paper in my stash for an age and was excited to finally have a use for it!
The "Christmas Cheer" stamp is from Close to My Heart's "Very Merry Christmas" stamp of the month set from a few years ago. I wanted a little something more on the banners, so I die cut and stamped the set of mittens from Sizzix's "Mittens and Snowglobe Framelits Die and Stamp Set."
I needed a strip at the bottom of the main panel to match the sketch, so I used some snowflake Washi tape from my stash. Then I added some white snowflakes and sequins to finish it up.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge
C.R.A.F.T. W, 5E -#328 Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2WE5 (W1 of 2) #140 Anything Goes (+ a sentiment) 
Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #7 Anything Goes (new blog owner)
Crafty Girls Creations  2W, EAlways Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  (W1 of 2)  #164 Coffee Tea Or Any Beverage --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes 
Hanna & Friends - 2W, cute/stamped/person/animal (W2 of 2) #230 Kraft Paper
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E - Get Ready For Christmas
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #8 Anything Goes (Week 1 of 4
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #50 Always Anything Goes 
Little Red Wagon - W - #306 Digi Do
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #25 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land sells (I used Spellbinders)
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #200 - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #109 Tic Tac Toe (Week 2 of 2 ) (Die cuts, digi image and sentiment)
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #36  Bingo * Die cut, Sentiment, Bling
A Snowflakes Promise 2W, E3, Must be Christmas/winter themed #5 - Winter or Christmas Themed (Week 1)
Clear It Out 2W, 3E, Must use stash item - Challenge Theme: Anything Goes  Stash: Anything Goes (week 2)I used artisan paper I'd had for years!
Creative Card Crew 2W - #95 Christmas (week 2)
Cuttlebug Mania W3E - Anything Goes (Week 2)
Retarte 2W, E3 - #60 -  Anything Goes (Week 1)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown W- #261 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog ATG or bookmark
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Stamp + Punch/Die Cut
Sparkle N Sprinkle - M, E3, all crafts - (September) Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
Where the HeART is - M, 1st Monday of M, E3 - (September) Add some text
Whoopsi Daisy - M, SIO - (September) Add Embellishments
613 Avenue Create - W - #140 Anything Goes
Colour Your World with Lucy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #153 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #17 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  September - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Your Favorite Technique)
A Gem of a Challenge 2W (W2) Do you wanna build a snowman
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) - use a sentiment 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas W,must be Christmas twas the night before Christmas 
Little Claire's M,P15, 3E, SIO  Aug - Christmas in August
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.40 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - 2W, E1, Must be Christmas-  (W1 of 2)  - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #291 - Anything Goes
Dragons Lair Designs - M, E1 – September - Photo Inspiration* - Three of a kind challenge runs till mid September (3 silver snowflakes)
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.104 -  Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - 2W - No.93 - (W2 of 2) - It's a Special Occasion
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 12 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland W, 3E, must be Christmas – Add a Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2: ATG (with Christmas theme)
12 Months of Christmas Challenge: Christmas themed cards
Silhouette Challenges (M,P1,E3,SIR) # 29 Anything Goes


  1. oh such a cutie - love it. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge of 'Anything Goes' at Aud Sentiments. Annie xxx

  2. Hi Carrie! This card is darling! Thanks so much for the kind comment on my blog and for following me - I'm your newest follower as well! You asked about submitting a watercolor project in my Marbling challenge over at Mod Squad - you certainly may as long as it looks marbled! Have fun and I hope to see your entry! I'd also love to see you over at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Bring your friends! :)
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  3. A gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. This one's really lovely, Carrie! It's a great colour combination!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  5. Carrie this is sweet and a beautiful card you have made

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  6. Great job!!!!!!! It's a sweet card.
    Thanks for joining us at Retarte 60 in Stampartpapel. Good luck!
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  7. Hi Carrie, Blue and silver are real winter colours. I love your little snowman project. Well done. Thanks for joining up over at the Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge blog.

  8. Blue and silver are always so lovely together! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon again.

  9. Your little snowman is so sweet, Carrie! Great job with the digi paper! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  10. Your card is really beautiful, Carrie! I love those mittens...they are the perfect accent to that snowman image!

  11. sweet snowman card, reminds me snow is coming!! Thank you for joining the 200th Challenge Celebration at Word Art Wednesday! Ginny DT WAW

  12. Love the color combo on this sweet snowman card! Just adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #25!

  13. Cute card thanks for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons!

  14. So cute. I love the snowflakes! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

  15. Such a cute card!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  16. Cute little snowman, love the mittens too

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  17. What a lovely and cute design. Great details, digi and colors. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

  18. This is great! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan DT

  19. what a cute image. lovely use of kraft card. it works really well. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  20. Wonderful christmas card, love all the glitter and colours chosen, the image is so adorable too. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  21. So cute thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine color your world. Good luck and hope you will join us again .
    Caroline sn ct

  22. So cute thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine color your world. Good luck and hope you will join us again .
    Caroline sn ct

  23. Such a cute card, I love the Snowman. Thank you for sharing with us at craft challenge. Marlene DT

  24. Simply adoring the image that you used and the die. I love your wonderful talent in adding details to your creation. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Tamie DT

  25. Really adorable card - such a lovely design and the snowman is a real cutie!


    Di xx

    Cuttlebug Mania DT

  26. So sparkly and pretty and just so cute!!! Love the details that you added to this sketch and I think it is a really wonderful card!!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler

  27. Oh, how sweet and festive. Love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  28. Love all the sparkle and glitter on this card! I will have to give that technique a try!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  29. so cute1 I love the combo of blue and kraft! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love mags B x

  30. Carrie this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our 17th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
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  31. What a sweet Christmas card. love the image and your design.. Thank you for joining our #40 challenge at Artbymiran Challenge blog.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. and good luck at the draw... ;)


  32. This is such an adorable card! Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

  33. Lovely card, those mittens look fabulous as do the snowflakes, a real winter card! Thanks for joining us at 12 MOC Challenge 9 Oh Christmas Tree xx

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
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  34. Thanks for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges!

    A super sweet winter scene!

    ♥ Sue Kment

  35. A beautiful card, Carrie love the image and all your detail - thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy this month, best of luck xxx

  36. A great card - love the blue ad silver.Thanks for joining us at the 12 Monthsof Christmas Link Up.

    Helen N x

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