Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flower Soft and The (Stamps) of Life blog hop

Double the fun in one hop! The Flower Soft team is using some stamps from The (Stamps) of Life along with Flower Soft to share some goodness with you today. Be sure to hop to each blog and leave a comment.
There will be 6 prize winners chosen from the blog comments. That is 3 prizes from The (Stamps) of Life and 3 from Flower Soft. The hop starts at the Flower Soft blog and ends at Stephanies blog. The winners will be announced on July 14th on both the Flower Soft blog and The (Stamps) of Life blog.
I have a weakness for snow globes, so that is the set that I picked to work with. One thing that really made this snow globe set fun is that you can stamp the snow globe separately and fill it with various images, including the snowman if you want. I love how versatile the set is for that reason.

Of course I wanted to use the Polar White Flower Soft for my snow on the ground and on my little snowman but I chose to not completely cover the snowman. I wanted the Flower Soft to look like fresh snow that has just fallen on the one side of my little guy. That let the images like the buttons still show up well and it really lets you see the depth of the snow.
I stamped the globe, the snowman and the little snowflakes on white cardstock with a black Versafine stamp pad and embossed that image with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the snowman again on a piece of scrap, copier paper and cut out the snowman to make a mask. I placed this cut out snowman over the one that I first stamped and sprayed the entire piece with the new Chalk type of Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. The blue spray filled my globe and the background behind it but left the snowman white.
I then coated portions of my snowman and the ground underneath him with the Tacky Glue and sprinkled all of that with the Polar White Flower Soft. When that was dry, I did the same on the brim of the hat with the Ultra Fine black Flower Soft.
You might have come here from Beverly Sizemores blog. Now onto the rest of the hop. From here, hop on over to JOANA STUDER'S blog.
Remember there is additional inspiration every week at the Flower Soft TV.
Thanks for visiting and hopping, Linda (lbpost)

CHRISTMAS – SNOW GLOBE card
Materials list:
Stamps – Joy 2 Christmas/Courtesy of The (Stamps) of Life
Polar White Flower Soft
Black Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Meadow Lark/My Mind’s Eye
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Copic Markes
Chalk Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
EK Success border punch
Foam tape

Sandpaper

111 comments:

Auntie Em said...

I love your snowglobe! I never tire of Christmas images and ideas and this one is a winner!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Vicki said...

Love it. Your new fallen snow is so clever.

Mary said...

very cute card even though it is hard to think about winter right now, I do love the white flower soft and have also used it in snow globes.

StampinCathy said...

This Christmas card is so cute. I just love how the flower soft just brings this snowman to life.

Deb said...

This is gorgeous, Linda! I love the softness of your Glimmer Mist background, and the contrast of the black and white against the blue! Beautiful!

JPScraps said...

Adorable card.

devil said...

Cute cards.----Lauren V.

Vicki said...

beautiful card. Thanks for the detailed instructions!!

isu.alum said...

Adorable! I love winter so this card just screamed GOTTA HAVE THIS SET! The flower soft works so perfectly here.

Kerry

Sue D said...

Very adorable snowman with the snow falling on him. The glimmer mist is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love that snow globe card....with the snow!!!

Julie L. said...

Gotta love the flower soft on Mr. Snowman!!

Julie L.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Oh soooooooo cute!! The flower soft is perfect for the snow!!

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous, the polar white is perfect for christmas and snow effects, thanks for sharing!

denise.gaines said...

I love those snow men. You are so creative.

Shelly said...

How cute!

Diane said...

LOVE the snowman - have a weakness for them. Ingenious to have the Flower Soft on a single side! TY!!

Barb said...

Love your card!! So cute. I have some Flower soft I plan to use for snow also. Its a great effect!

Colleen and Keith said...

Love the snowglobe and the rest of your cards too!

Sylvia said...

Cute card! However, I can not get in a mood to make Christmas as it is really hot here! Love your card!

eiyiyi said...

Just love snowmen and I love what you've done with this one!

Lillian Child said...

Christmas in July! What a sweet snowman. GREAT use of the white flower soft!

denise.gaines said...

Gorgeous!

linda m said...

flower soft as snow in the snow globe...what a cooooool look on this very hooooot july day! love the card!

Audrey said...

I LOVE this card. Ihave a wekness for snowmen so this card is right up my alley!!

Miss Tami said...

I've got to try this - my step-daughter is a snowglobe fan as well. Maybe a birthday card this month (Christmas on Your July Birthday!) Thanks for the idea!

Janetcraft said...

feeling Christmas is coming..lovely card with soft blue cool color!!

Marlene said...

Adorable!

Maryyyy said...

I love doing christmas cards anytime of the year....this one is really cute.

Liz said...

very nice

Rose Ann said...

Your little snowman snowglobe is totally adorable, Linda!! I love your frosty "snow"!!

Sally Watkins said...

Snowmen are my FAV! Love the flower soft accents. I am honored that you stopped by Asleep on the Couch and left a comment. Made my day! Hope you will visit again.

Susan said...

Always room for snow globes. I have even made summer scene snow globes.

MomsBeenScrappin said...

how adorable!

ma said...

Very cute! I like your description of how/why you used the flower soft accent like you did, thank you!

Casey said...

I really like this card! Thanks for sharing

Pat said...

WOW...looks like real snow!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, how fun. I love the little snowman. TFS.

Rhonda said...

oh my gost, that is adorable. I have a weakness for snowmen!

Jessica said...

I plan to do some snow globes for some of my Christmas cards this year. Lovely snowman! Thanks for sharing.

lindagk23 said...

I love your snowman and how you used the Flower Soft and Glimmer Mist. It is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Linda
lindagk23@aol.com

pcrusberg said...

Sweet snowglobe. Love the polar ice Flower Soft. Thanks!

Scrappy Rat said...

That's my very favorite Stamps of Life set! Love the snow effect. :)

Lynna said...

That poor snowman wouldn't have a snowball's chance in this heat... LOL
Cute card.

marla said...

I LOVE this stamp set and what a great thing to use the flower soft as snow. Very fun!!

KaTrina said...

Blog Hop #6 - Oh my gosh, how cute! I love what you have done! -KaTrina

chignon said...

Beautiful card, I love anything with snowmen and now I know what will be my first flower soft color will be - white!

RxDrMom said...

Very cute card! I also love the snow globe, but then I really love all of Stephanie's stamps! Thanks for sharing.

camero said...

Love the snow globe. Not really looking forward to that time of year right now. ha ha

Ola said...

Very cute card.... I love how you used the flower soft to make it look like fresh snow!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

dinosaur said...

Nice job!

nancy said...

Oh how cute is that----I love snow men too, and the white flower soft would work great for snow---TFS----Nancy

travelingmama said...

This is so cute! I bought loads of flower soft and for the life of me have not been able to figure out what to do with it! LOL! I don't have any floral stamps! But this is a totally cute way of using it without a flower in sight!

Gaby Seminario said...

I love effect on the snow...this stuff is gooood.
Great idea

Lisa Dorsey said...

What a sweet card Linda and I love how you added the flower soft. Perfect!

Patti J said...

Who can resist a darling snowman!!! What a cute card!

Anonymous said...

ahhh! your card almost cools me off! lol!!
very cute!
sandyh

wendyp said...

Linda that snowman is too cute!!! Awesome card!

jfkthemom said...

Great idea to use the clear embossing as well as the fower soft. This is a very special card!

Rosemary said...

eeekkk!! your snowman is tooo cute!! love it!

Andrea Amu said...

How cute! I love snow globes!

Tracey said...

This is fabulous! Love your snow globe!

just jennifer said...

love that snowman!

Tanya said...

I adore snowmen, (I collect a new one every Christmas) this snow globe is too sweet!

Sherry said...

The snow-look makes me shiver

Mary Lou said...

Fun fun fun~~your snowglobe is adorable!! Love the look the glimmer mist gives and of course great work with FS!!
Cute Cute images!!
Blessings of thanks

Kate said...

I can look at Christmas or snowmen anytime -- must be because I'm in the south and raised in snow country! Mr. Snowman was adorable thanks!

Vickie Lee said...

Love the snow on the snowman. Love the stamp set too. Flower Soft looks amazing. Thank you.

2amscrapper said...

I really like this idea, too--finding so many uses for Flower Soft on this hop.

Kristy said...

Beautiful card. I'll have to keep the idea in mind for a Christmas card or two.

Alaine said...

Love Love Love the snowman!!!

Holly said...

I love it...Christmas in July

Snips of Time said...

Super duper!! I love the snow man!!

Lori said...

Love your card! I've been eyeballing that set and I think you've swayed me. :)

Jen said...

Used the snowman and snow globe for my Christmas card last year and used glitter. Never knew about flower soft - so bummed now.

Robin said...

I love snowglobes anytime of year. Love your card!

KatieH said...

so cute! I love snowmen.

craft_princess said...

such a cute card!!

smiletoday said...

This is wonderful! Love the snow globe..Thanks for the great hopping
learning adventure! Hopping on...

Alexis said...

I used the snow globe and flower soft for some of my Christmas cards this past year, so of course I love your card!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Thanks for the ideas! Great card too.

Robin said...

Awesome.

Karen Kay said...

I love the snow globe. Should get a head start on Christmas.

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Gina said...

One of my all time favorite stamp sets! I love how the flower soft adds to the snow man!

Sandy said...

OMG - I LOVE this card. Now - I must tell you that I am a snowman lover. You did a fabulous job here!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, the snowman is so cute- if you received this card you would have to smile. Linda Burton

MaryBeth said...

Perfect snow for a snow globe! Great card!

shari said...

Great card, your snow looks so real. Shari (cricutrookie)

Babeboicali said...

Nothing more fun then christmas in july.. love that card and what u did..

moloneyat said...

Cool snowglobe Linda, especially with the flowersoft snowflakes - definitely need to give this product a try!!!
Thankyou for the chance to win, TracyM :)

Maryann said...

I can see, we share the love for snowmen and christmas he he he , and you´vde done a "cool" job here he he he. It´s beautiful.
Big hugs MAryann

Louise said...

Great card, love the snowman

Linda E said...

Your snow looks just like you said, freshly fallen on the snowman.

casey22 said...

I love snow globes, this is so cute

Blogs said...

I understood immediately why you placed the snow where you did - in Wisconsin we see snow blowing from one direction and glomping on to just the sides of ... EVERYTHING!
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Esme said...

I love it!! My first pot of Polar white arrived yesterday and I'm going to try it out in a minute!!

Esme xx

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card, this is a great card for xmas, thank you for the inspiration!
Hugs
Hazel

Wendy said...

Love that card! It almost makes me wish for winter.

Jenny V. said...

Aww the snowman is so adorable. Great card!

Yvonne said...

How cool is your card!
The colour combo is just perfect for Mr snowman , love the textured background you have created too.

Anne said...

Fabulous card don't you just love the polar white i know i do

Jannarama, aka Jann H Schott said...

OOOH! Christmas in July! Where it's over 100+ degrees in the Phoenix, AZ area today (with high humidity) this card is a welcomed sight!

Thank you!!!

Villa said...

Your photographs are amazing! I wonder what the name of that shamrock like plant is?

Carrie said...

Love, Love, Love your use of the flower soft as snow in the snow globe! Thanks for sharing!

SueB said...

This was my first use of flower soft too! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Paula said...

Wow - whoever is on your card list is super lucky! I collect snowglobes, so needless to say I love your card! And I'm having a great time hopping along!!

Debbie Hicks said...

I would love to be able to create such beautiful cards - you are very talented!!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I love your snowglobe! And your BG is so pretty too!

Liz said...

I have a weakness for snowmen so I love this little guy, I will have to look into the snow globe stamp set too, sounds fun. I cant wait to use the polar white flower soft on christmas cards this year.

Colleen said...

The flower soft made perfect snow - adorable!