Monday, January 4, 2021

TGIF297 Christmas Greetings

 Happy Monday, peeps!  My card today features a snowman, but we only have rain where I am!!  I got a few new stamps this Christmas, and I decided to use this Tim Holtz set in black and white, to fulfill this week's TGIF challenge:

So here we go:

I stamped the snowman first, then cut a mask to cover him up and stamped the tree behind him:

He's such a cutie!  I added an older TH sentiment, then used the little "snowflake" stamp to the background, stamping it in Versamark ink, then using Heat and Stick powder and some retired Dazzling Diamonds glitter on top.  It's hard to see here, but perhaps you can see a wee bit of the glitter!

The white panel went on a Basic Black card base with a white mat on the inside!  I can't wait to use this set again, but in color!  I know it seems crazy to be making Christmas cards in January; probably everyone is sick of them, but I like to make them all year long!  And since the Jingle Belles challenge this week is looking for something old and something new, I am entering there as well! Thanks for popping in today!

For Christmas, John's sister Mimi gave Cassidy a Rock and Mineral set. It included a block of some sort of hard plaster substance in which were contained eleven little stones.  She had to hammer and chisel at the block until she unearthed the little stones.  Mimi's grandson Zion "helped", although his main activity was to bulldoze the leftover dirt into little piles.  He did have fun wearing the safety glasses and looking through the magnifying glass!

Cass was very excited when she uncovered the first one! (She's also wearing an apron her mommy made in 4H from about 25 years ago!!)

Honestly, this kept them busy for over an hour...and I didn't even mind the pounding noise!!

The final reward:

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'"  John 8:12

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Winterscape, Deco Christmas (both Tim Holtz)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black
 Ink Memento Black, Versamark
Accessories Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (ret)
Tools     Heat Tool


Vickie said...

Sweet clean and white...very nice.. such a lovely reward with the stones....I love how Cassidy will try everything.. Cute little boy

Bonnie said...

A nice vintage snowman, LeAnne, and I've always loved that sentiment! What a great gift for Cassidy and beautiful stones! It's nice she had a cleanup crew to help!

Kampin' Karen said...

I love the font on the greeting. It's a really cute card. Congrats on your win at GDP. Maybe she'll become an archeologist? That is a cool gift. Do you know the company?

I Card Everyone said...

Happy New Year, LeAnne! I'm so in love with this black and white card! You've masked and stamped that little scene so perfectly, leaving just the right amount of space for this great sentiment stamp - they were made for each other! [and for your wonderful vintage-loving style!]

Julia Aston said...

Great masking on your stampings LeAnne - what wonderful stamps. What beautiful gems inside of Cassidy's 'cement' well worth that effort!

Basement Stamper said...

Fantastic black and white card! Love the first pic of Zion studiously looking through his glasses and the magnifying glass. Happy New Year!

Linda Callahan said...

I love that sweet snowman - beautiful b/w card!

Lisa Elton said...

Those images look like they were made for your vintage loving heart! This is marvelous, LeAnne! That looks like a fun gift for kids. I'll bet Sweet P would love that!

Kim S said...

Such a classic look - amazing in black and white! That sentiment is just perfect with it all and I love the sparkly snow. Happy 2021!!

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW that is a beautiful card, and a gorgeous way to start off 2021; plus a great combination of old and new items. so pleased to see you at jingle belles again this year! (and i'm always excited to see cassidy having adventures, that looks like a really interesting kit!!!) ♥

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

That vintage snowman is just adorable LeAnne and I love your scene you created, which works so well in black and white.

brrenwick said...

We've had nothing but rain where I live too. You're frosty snowman has me hoping for at least a little bit of snow soon! Thank you for joining us at TGIF Challenges!

SmilynStef said...

what a classic holiday card design ... so glad you shared both your new & old with us at Jingle Belles.