Holiday Hugs

It’s time for another sketch with My Favorite Things!   This week I’ve used Holiday Hugs Snowman from the Pure Innocence line.

You all know how I feel about tilted panels, and although I’ve come to tilt on my own a time or two (*snicker*), this one gave me a fit.

It just looks wrong to me, like that center panel is falling off the card.  Soooo… since the intention of a sketch is to INSPIRE, this one inspired me to straighten the panel.

Much better.  It’s still not one of my favorites of my cards, but definately better.

I colored with Copics, then added little drops of “snow” using a clear Sakura 3-d gel pen.  The sentiment tab was die-cut using MFT’s File Tab Die-namics and the icicles were cut from My Favorite Puff Cloud White felt using Icicle Border Die-namics.

You can find direct links to DT samples HERE on the MFT blog.  The info is also posted in the MFT Forum in SCS.  (Look for the most recent WSC thread numbered 46.)   And remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword shown on the sketch, you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!  One winner is chosen at random each week.

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day! 

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “Holiday Hugs Snowman” (Pure Innocence)  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black    Paper: Paperworks Jelly Bean Green cardstock, X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park Season’s Greetings (6×6)   Accessories:  Copic markers (YG63, G94, YG67, R39, R59, Y21, YR21, G0000, W00), MFT File Tab and Icicle Border Die-namics, Holiday Glitz metal charm, jump ring, Maya Road pins, Sakura clear 3-d glaze pen, ribbon, foam boosters.  Finished size 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.

20 Responses to Holiday Hugs

  1. Michelle, this is so adorable!! I love that little snowman!

  2. LOVE this! And you even worked in a little charm!! Hugs,

  3. bwahaha, you’re so funny! it looks fabulous BOTH ways! how is this not one of favorite cards?! it’s TOTALLY CUTE!

  4. Aw! It looks cute both ways! I struggle w/ off kilter panels myself!
    I love how you decorated that sweet snowman! I just purchased him last night! You have inspired me now!

  5. your card is just so precious! and here I was going to comment on how smart you were to use the grass die upside down for icicles, and I come to find out it’s a whole new die! so fun!
    I’m afraid you wouldn’t like my cards at all – I tilt them all the time. ;)

    enjoy your week!

  6. I have never been a fan of tilted panels and seldom use that method-cute card!

  7. you crack me up with the tilted panel thing….I love tilted! but from you tilted or not it’s STILL gorgeous! love his hat in green!

  8. Silly girl. All of your cards are my fav! I like this one both ways.

  9. Straight or slanted, he’s cute as a button. LOVE him.

  10. Super cute! I just love that snowman image :)

  11. Thanks for the laugh!!! This is a great card, I love everything about it. Deffinately one of MY favorites! =)

  12. i love this! i’m glad you straightened the panel- he’s super cute! you always work magic with copics & that 3d gel pen- so fab!!

  13. Oh my, how adorable! I love all the little trinkets and your coloring is Amazing!

  14. Oh I ADORE your SWEET snowman!!~

  15. He’s so cute, tilted or not! I love the double row of icicles!

  16. Gorgeous. I love your coloring on this. The charm is cute and the pins are the perfect touch. :)

  17. This is adorable, Michele! I love that snowman, and that stocking charm is so cute!

  18. Michele, this is so stinkin’ cute! I am loving that snowman and in fact have two cards with him/her today! Love the sketch both ways. Thanks for the idea about the pen and snow! Love that idea!

  19. hehe – I liked him both ways! That little charm is the perfect finishing detail.

  20. Absolutely beautiful!!! Love your coloring!

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