Friday, July 6, 2012

Flashback Friday and another Merry Monday Sketch

I am cruising right through the older Merry Monday sketches.  Today I used sketch #6 and actually used a different older DSP! Yay!!!  I have moved on to Ski Slope (not sure how long I've had this paper...) and since this was a favorite when it was new, I only had about 1/2 of a pack to begin with.  Woo! Hoo!  I also used one of the first Christmas stamps I ever bought.  I stopped using this one after DD#2 was born because there were only 3 snow people, but today I threw that thinking out the window and inked this baby up!  I didn't even mind coloring the images since there were only two cards being made.  I tried to keep the colors neutral so they didn't clash with the dsp.

After putting the whole thing together and photographing it, I really think I should have matted the image on a piece of riding hood red paper to make it stand out a little more... hmmm...

This card definitely fit the original purpose of my Flashback Fridays.  I used retired DSP, a very old stamp, and the snowflake brad was also from my older stash!  After putting a little glitter on the snow drifts, I decided to glitter up the brad as well.  It looked much better with a little bling!

I hope all of my fellow Americans enjoyed some fireworks and festivities over the holiday!  Our day was pretty low key- a family cookout and then a trip in town to watch the fireworks display.

Card Recipe: Cardstock-baja breeze, whisper white, Ink-stazon black, various markers, Accessories-dazzling details, 1" circle punch, Flashback items-Ski Slope DSP, snowflake brad, snow family stamp (non SU)


  1. I love this card and that stamp is just wonderful. I love snowman stamps and have several.

  2. Hi Margaret,
    I see why you like this dp so much, it's gorgeous. Love your image and I think the blue looks good. It gives your card a clean, crisp feel. :-) I love it!!
    It's so funny, I was looking at MM Sketches last night. I need to get moving on my Christmas cards so I am not in a panic come December. :(
    Lisa xx

  3. What a cute card and the snowmen image, sweet. I love all the little details and the colors, with the DP. Have a great weekend.

  4. Oh Margaret, this is so cute! LOVE that image and the DP you put with it is perfect. I think it's great just as is! Very cute and pretty at the same time.
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. This is really sweet Margaret, you will be out of the old paper soon enough, if you keep at this pace.

  6. Oh, oh, OH, oh ohhhhh.....I realllly LOVE this card! Your coloring is sensational Margaret. This is top for a Christmas card. The sentiment running along the hat looks sensational too.
    REALLY awesome job here. :)

  7. LOVE the stamp image =) It looks nice as is, especially with the glittery snowdrifts. If you really think it nees something, here are a couple ideas: Depending on the type of adhesive you used, could you try to loosen it with heat to remove the panel ? Otherwise, tuck scrap pieces of paper just under the edges and run a Chisel edge red marker or line a liquid glue and glitter along them. Simplest yet: just use the doodling end of a marker to freehand a thin, sketchy line around the edges !

  8. This is soooo cute.. Love the Image and your design.. Beautiful!!!

  9. This is a great card Margaret. I don't think you needed to change a thing. When there are snowmen involved, it's always a good thing! :)

  10. This is adorable with the sweet snowmen, Margaret! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only hoarder trying to use up my Christmas paper. You need to post these on the Merry Monday (Always Playing with Paper site. For the whole month we're doing past sketches. I know everyone would want to see your cards there.


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