Hello!  Since it’s the third Monday of the month, it’s time for another challenge at Cards in Envy.  Our theme for the next few weeks is “Icy Hot”.  Show us your A2 size cards that feature either something icy cold, or something very hot.  Remember to keep your cards less than 1/4″ thick – after all, the “in envy” part of our challenge name means that the cards should fit in an envelope and be mailable at the standard first class postage rate.

I ended up putting my own spin on the challenge theme and featured things that are both hot and cold.  I’d seen a few “melted snowman” cards at Splitcoaststampers.com and decided to make one of my own.  The current challenge over at Seize the Sketch helped spark this idea, too, because the banner element of the sketch reminded me of cartoonish sunshine images.  I cut the snowman puddle shape freehand and added some various stamped and/or punched snowman parts – eyes, buttons, carrot nose, arms, and a heart to tie in with the sentiment.  The scarf is a scrap of ribbon I had left over from my last CAS – Colours and Sketches card; the photo probably doesn’t show that I snipped into the ends of the ribbon with scissors to resemble the fringe on the ends of a scarf.  I debated adding a hat, too, but thought the card would look too crowded.  The sentiment makes this fit in as as love-themed card for Operation Write Home.

 

What will you choose – icy, hot, or something combining the two? Share your work with us at the Cards in Envy site by 6:00 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, January 5, 2014.  (Because of the holiday season, there’s an extra week to participate!) Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has made and give them some blog love, too! Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: Here’s the Scoop (Lawn Fawn); Snowman (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); Basic Black, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, River Rock (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Real Red (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Grass border die (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps); Dahlia and standard circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); River Rock ribbon (SU); 1/4″ hole punch

One Response to “Cards in Envy – Icy Hot”

  1. Such a cute card. I love how you incorporated the hot and the cold.

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