I'm not really one to be a spoil sport but here's how I really feel. Winter is for the birds!!! It is just so cold, and bleak, and cold, and snowy, and cold. Anyone with me to head to the beach with lots of sun, sand and pretty blue waters? Alas, it is not to be, at least not THIS year. From The Heart Stamps has the perfect digital image that reflects my thinking today. It's called "For the Birds" and includes a sweet, happy snowman and a sentiment.
I created the background using Ranger Distress Inks. When I got it to my liking, I printed the snowman right on my altered paper. I colored in certain areas with Distress Markers. I used white glue with a fine tip to fill in the snowman's body. I was careful not to include the facial features and buttons when I was applying the glue. I sprinkled an ultra fine glitter, Elizabeth Crafts Cool Diamond, and it covered the glue areas perfectly.
I wanted the hat trim to have some sparkle but really liked the look of the background showing through so I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter marker. I think he is the jazziest snowman ever! I printed the sentiment to just the size I needed to fit inside one of the cloud die cuts. I popped the clouds up to give a little dimension to the card.
Hope you enjoyed my winter fun card. The bus is leaving for the beach!