Frosting The Snowman- Christmas In July Inspiration

 Hello crafty friends! I am back on the blog today with a "Christmas in July" card. I didn't use any actual Christmas stamps, used non traditional colors, and cut up some of my pattern paper I've been hoarding. I think we all have a large stash (or two) of pattern papers. Don't be afraid... take them out and use them. This card could be used for lots of wintery occasions and not just for holidays.

 Let's get to the fun!

I started by finding my pattern paper to use as a background and settled on this gorgeous paper from my stash. The background colors also gave me my color pallet for the card so, it was a win win. I cut the paper down to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches and set it aside. I then stamped the cupcakes and candy images from the Sweet Cupcakes set with black Copic safe ink onto white cardstock. I also used the branch from Tweet Birdie to make the arms for my cupcake snowman. 

The images were colored using: E53, E51, BV01, BV00, BV0000, BG10, BG11, R22, R32, and R11. I used a cute face from the Prickly Friend set and stamped the blue cupcake. A snowman needs a face right? If you don't have this set, it would be very easy to just add a face using a fine tip marker. After cutting the images out, liquid glue was added to the cupcakes and sprinkled with a pretty glitter for a frosty look. A sparkle pen was also used on the candies for a sugary gum drop feel. 

The pattern paper panel was stamped with the sweet sentiment using black pigment ink. I adhered all of the images using liquid glue and foam tape for dimension. The finished card front was adhered to a top folding white card base. 

I hope you enjoyed this card. I love stretching my stamps and using them for other purposes/holidays. Have a great day!



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