Be Joyful Snowman

I'm not going to post every card I make - I seem to make at least 4 or 5 a week, and I could never keep up.  But, if I make one that I particularly like, I may post it here.

I found the inspiration for this card at this link through Pinterest.  Side note:  Pinterest has been great for sparking my creativity as I make cards.  Great resource. Thanks so all who pin!

The background is done with distress inks added with a mini blender tool to Neenah solar white 80 pound card stock.  Once I was done blending, I flicked water "enhanced" with perfect pearls on the cardstock.

The snowman stamp set and dies are from Simon Says Stamp.  The Be Joyful sentiment is from the Be Joyful stamp set that was included in the November card kit from Simon Says Stamp (love that sentiment).  It is stamped on vellum and the ends are adhered to the back of the snowman panel.  The colored inks are Memento dew drop ink pads and the black ink is Versafine Onyx Black.  The snowflakes are from Simon Says Stamp (also included in a monthly kit, but I loved them so much, I ordered more).  The panel is mounted on an A2 card made from Bazzill The Card Shoppe Blueberry Sour paper.

I love his smile, and that he looks so happy.  The particular card was made at the request of my 18 year old to give to a friend, but I also made several of them and stamped Happy New Year inside to send out at the beginning of the year.

I'm still working on setting up a photography area for the cards.  I still don't have the lighting quite right.