TCP Sneaky Peek Day 4 - Let the Flakes Fly

Welcome back to day four of Sneaky Peek Week for The Cats Pajamas!  Today's peek features what I think is my favorite set of the entire release (and that is saying a lot because there are still PLENTY of awesome sets for you to see).  I have a soft spot for snowmen.  Always have....always will.  This is the very first set that I played with when I got my new goodies.

Now to set the scene (and believe me I did do this), you MUST have The Drifters version of the song White Christmas playing.

Can't you just hear this snowman playing a jazzy version of White Christmas in this pristine and sparkly meadow?  Maybe with a bunny or two and a deer close by enjoying the tunes?

I brought out my inner technique geek to make the background for this card.  I first used Versamark to stamp the snowflakes (borrowed from a set that will be officially peeked in two days) on glossy card stock.  Once I knew that the Versamark stamped snowflakes had dried,  I used my ink blending tool and Salty Ocean and Broken China distress inks to bring out that bright blue sky and the snowflakes.  I believe this technique is called "Ghosting".  I then stamped and embossed some more snowflakes with detail white embossing powder for an even brighter pop.  The snowman was colored with Copics and touches of glitter were added here and there with a few Wink of Stella glitter pens.

The snowman was then fussy cut and set upon hills that were cut out with my Holiday Toppers CutUps (the little trees are also from this die set, I just altered the finished die cut by getting rid of the barn and silo).  The hills got a nice glittery treatment with some vintage glass glitter for some super sparkle!  All that is left is the sentiment that was stamped with White Stazon on an acetate overlay (what looks to be a black stamped sentiment in the first picture is actually a shadow as I took this picture outside to get bright light)

So what do you think of this guy?  Do you love him as much as I do?


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A few things that you need to know:

1. All the new stamps and dies will be released on Tuesday, October 29.

2. If you're IN IT TO WIN IT, visit the  TCP Forum at Splitcoaststampers to comment and chat on the IN IT TO WIN IT thread every day for an opportunity to score some new TCP goodies.

3. Save the date for the Pajama Party on Monday, October 28 from 8-10pm eastern time.

The full list of today's Cat Pack participants are on the The Cat's Pajamas blog. I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek. See you then!


Nancy Thomas said...

Oh my Linda - this is completely adorable. Love the scene you created.

Lisa H. said...

totally adorable. love the snowflakes and your darling snowman.

alma said...

Sweet Acetate card, Really well done!

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