Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Snowman's Soul


I've already got so many of those "precious memories" of my children growing up, but one that will always top the charts is seeing them last year during a heavy snowfall, bundled up in their puffy gear, heads up, mouths wide open, catching snowflakes. The best part of the memory is seeing both of them look at me with grins as big as can be, their cheeks a rosy pink and snowflakes still stuck on their long eyelashes.


Welcome to the third day of Lil' Inker Designs! November Blog Hop, featuring super great releases from the Sugar Kissed Cottage Line as well as fabulous, signature dies and corresponding stamp sets from Lil' Inker Designs. You should have arrived from Judith's Blog. You can start at the beginning of the hop, at Laura's Blog to find all the details.

I've combined two releases into one project today, and they are both really perfect! A Snowman's Soul is a sweet set full of the perfect winter sentiments and an iconic Sugar Kissed Cottage vintage image and the second is a signature Instant Camera die! (I promise to restrain myself to not to use this on every project from here on out!)


I started my card by stamping the image onto a white panel and lightly coloring it with monotone blues and grey. I then adhered this under the Instant Camera Die that had been placed on top of some acetate and glossy accents (to form a slight, sealed gap) and fine and chunky glitter. This created a shaker card effect!


I finished the card with a sweet sentiment from Rain Boy and A Snowman's Soul and a lovely May Arts linen aqua bow. My sneaks are done for the week, but tomorrow and Friday there are more from the other Lil' Inker Designers so please be sure to stop by Laura's Blog each day to start the hop. Your next stop is Mary J.! And remember...there are secret prizes along the hop so leave a comment on each stop to better your chance of winning!


31 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Shaker card Karen! Love the simplicity!!

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  2. Karen, this is beautiful! Using the acetate is sheer creative genius! Not only does it make a cool shaker card but it also resembles the old polaroid pictures...especially when the photo wasn't fully devloped (not that I'm old enough to remember...yeah right!)

    Your story of your two wee guys is so heart warming! Those of us who enjoy the miracle of a first snow fall will relate to your story with a big smile in our hearts!

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  3. wow... shaker card!!!! How cool this is!! Love it Karen... YOU ARE amazingly awesome...Hugs..xoxo

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  4. Wow Karen, I love the selective colouring against that gorgeous aqua. Beautiful card :)

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  5. I love that colour! To combine the traditional looking picture with this instant camera die is brilliant! Thanks you for this inspiration.
    Best wishes, Ursina

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  6. What a great shaker card, Karen - beautiful blue!

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous. The subtle coloring makes the card!

    And...oh how I can picture your sweet boys!

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  8. Oh I just love these vintage scenes! Cute!

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  9. Karen, this is a real beauty and such a clever card. Love how you created shaker bit.

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  10. Brilliant to use those washed-out, days-of-yore colours for this vintage image. And your shaker card is just...words fail me! Fabulous concoction. There's a few!

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  11. in my best Elaine Benis: GET OUT! what a cute way to make a shaker card!

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  12. Beautiful card. Love the colors, that snowman and most of all that polaroid camera frame with the stitch lines on it. I already have about 4 different ones but I think I want this one too.

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  13. Love how you made this die into a shaker card!

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  14. Sweet card--I like the subtle coloring.

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  15. Karen this is so lovely, The frame and the snow scene and the light glitter. Fantastic!

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  16. Great card..love the way you used acetate to make a shaker effect.

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  17. GORGEOUS! I love the subtle coloring on the image and that it's a shaker card, and the robin's egg blue is so pretty!

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  18. Perfection my friend! Love it to bits ;)

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  19. What a fab card. Love the snowman in the frame. Thanks.

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  20. Such a perfect image for a shaker card! Love it!

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  21. love the sweet story behind this. so cute! =) love the shaker idea with the photo frame! beautiful card and thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Fabulous! I love that die and beautiful blue you used.

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  23. I've been 'meaning' to try making a shaker card forever, you have totally inspired me to give it a go. thanks again, your card is beautiful!

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  24. The softly colored image is really striking against that rich blue. Beautifully designed. :-)

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  25. Fun card! Love the shaker card style with the snow globe!
    DeniseB

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  26. Ack! That is too fun for words! Love the shaker card with the Polaroid! I repeat LOVE!!!! That die is fabulous!
    And I love those rosy cheeks & eyelashes with snowflakes too- we don't get that too often here- so really treasured!!

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