At first I thought of several ideas for a card to fit this theme...but I didn't have the right stamps. A snowman juggling snowballs, kids having a snowball fight, snowballs for sale, etc. I started out with a snowman image that I had coloured before I left for my trip and a few snowballs that I had cut and glittered up. I was going to paper piece and hide his closed hands with snowballs and have him juggling.
Wednesday night was my paper crafts evening with my next door neighbour and as I was colouring up a wintery image of a little girl leaning forward with her hands under her chin, I mentioned that I would love to find a way to use her for this submission. I thought of having her lean over a fence but Lisa (the queen of card design) suggested having her lean on a little mountain of snowballs!!!
So from that brainstorming last evening, this card was created. I think it will go to Little Miss C as this image reminds me of her. I will have to watch for a little boy image to do something similar for :Little Mr P!
This is truly a card from scraps. The snowballs were cut from all the little teensy leftover scraps of copic paper that I keep after die cutting my coloured images. There are so many layers of snowballs...I popped some forward for depth. The little girl was even stamped onto one of those small scraps.
Here is a close up of the snowballs.
I know I save the scraps to be thrifty but also because I can then get the exact match of white or cream for my sentiment so it matches the shade of the image background. I am always amazed at how many shades of white paper there can be.
Card and envelope - from my stash, (Recollections brand 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square from Michaels)
Cardstock - from my stash
Design paper - MME
Dies - SpellbinderPetit Circle, Petit Sscalloped Circle
Bling - from my stash (Dollarama)
Stickles - Star Dust
Stamped Image - unknown, from a stamping day at my LSS...they had 400 stamps to chose from!
Stamped Sentiment - from my stash name unknown
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.
2. Mark's Finest Papers Christmas Card Challenge - Must be Christmas
3. Christmas Cards All Year Long - Sparkle and Bling
4. CHNC Extra - Anything Goes
5. CHNC - Merry and Bright