LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

crafty adventures of a makeup loving Japanophile!

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Florida Snowmen

**this is my second post for today. for the first, go HERE**

Yep, I'm back with another kooky snowman card...there will be more too, I can't help myself lol

This card is dedicated to my gorgeous friend Laurel, who was having a bad day and a sneek peek of this really made her laugh out loud--guess I know which christmas card to send her now! heehee

So here it is:

Heading South Snowmen

LOL. i can't stop laughing at them.

So i stamped the snowmen (and women :)) and then added some copic oclouring for shading and the noses. I then paper pieces the bathing suits/floaty. 

My 4 year old daughter Izzie saw the cut out bikini top and said "oh look mummy, these look like sunglasses!" and she put them on the snowman's face. *facepalm* BRILLIANT!!! So I immediately pulled out some acetate, stamped the bikini onto it using Staz on, then on the back of the acetate I coloured in using a brown Copic Marker so the glasses looked like sunglasses (they were tinted I mean).

Next I just cut a white piceee of cardstock with a curve, to make the snowbank and added a line of stickles. Then I added some snowflakes using white PTI ink and added the setniment to the bottom (which is clearly a shortened version of "heading south for the winter"--hope that makes sense!)

Finally I just adhered it all together, matted the main piece and then put it onto a piece of scored Mocha layering paper!

On the inside it says:

Heading South Snowmen_inside

Here are the products I used:


       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       
       
           
                                                               
       





Well that's it for me today!

Thanks so much for stoppign by!

See you soon

*hugs*

Linda xx

13 comments:

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Linda :-) this really made me laugh and the sunglasses are brilliant !! what a stroke of genious there, very clever daughter :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Laurel said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH! I AM STILL LAUGHING AT THIS! I think this is utterly brilliant! I am envious because I would have never thought of this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You get the point? I love it!

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Your cards are wonderful. I adore the humour! Creative & funny ~ what more could one ask for.

maryse n. said...

Amazing card! Super funny and smart, love it!

Chari Moss said...

Yay! I think your sentiment is perfect! This card still makes me smile, even though you already sent me a sneaky peek. It still think it is oh so brilliant, and I just realized you used the bikini as sunglasses!!!! WOW!

Kathy said...

This is soooooo awesome!!! Love it and hats off to your daughter. Hugs, Kathy

Danielle said...

You (and your daughter) are brilliant!! I only wish I could be more creative with my stamps!

Jay Gee said...

So creative and fun Linda - love this :)

Simone said...

LOL! This is such a fun card! Love those snowmen :)

Heather Innusa said...

This is entirely too cute!!! What a fun fabulous idea!!!! I love it to pieces!

Levana Sunandar said...

oh Linda, what super brilliant daughter you have, and also you are also talented to think out of the box, love how those snowy dresses.. super duper cute

Annette said...

Linda...I seen your card on lawnscapping...this has got to be the cutest...funniest...holiday card ever..Totally love it...

Leslie Hanna said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Perfect.