Saturday, 28 August 2010

Jolly Snowman/Santa circular penny slider

Hi folks! So pleased that this card turned out just as I had hoped. Really love the gorgeous Giordano 'Snowman' stamp set. I made a circular penny slider card. It took a while to get the 'mechanics' right, but I got there in the end.
The backing paper is by Dovecraft. I used Copic markers to colour the stamped image. I die cut the image with my largest Nestability circle. I made a large square panel of the backing paper and cut a circle out using my WRMK circle cutter (this took lots of practice on copier paper to get the size right.) I adhered the square panel onto the front of the card with adhesive foam pads. I then popped the stamped image into the middle also adhered with foam pads. This left a circular gap around the main image for the penny slider to role.
I stamped the main image again, this time only colouring and cutting out the Father Christmas. I also die cut an acetate snowflake (Cuttlebug) and glittered the edges. I then took a penny, popped a circular foam pad in the centre, topped it with another penny then the snowflake and finally the Father Christmas. You can just about see one of the pennies I used in the photo above. I put the Snowflake slider in position and made sure it rolled smoothly. I finished the card off with some decorative corners (Sizzlets) and a ribbon bow on the panel at the bottom.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

Saturday Challenge - Christmas
Stamping for the weekend - Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Two is better than one
LOTV - Lets go dotty for circles
Winter Wonderland - All I want for Christmas
Christmas cards all year round - Snowflakes


sugarplum said...

What a great card Sandra Must have taken you a good while to get all your components the correct size but so worth it I really like the dovecraft christmas papers this year too Its really lovely

Rita said...

Wow, Sandra, this is quite something. I just love it and so would my grandchildren. Hugs Rita xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sandra
Gorgeous card love the image sooo cute it

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Sandra,clever you making a round penny

Donna said...

This is such a beautiful card Sandra, I love the ornate corners and the gorgeous snowman...I love the li chap on the slider part...he's so comical :) Donna x

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous exciting card, so pleased you stuck with it to complete it.
thanks for playing along with us this week for my challenge at Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

{Jane} said...

Beautiful Christmas Card

Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Danielle said...

Oh WOW Sandra - this card is fabulous! I just love the mechanics of it and the image is adorable and so beautifully coloured! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week!
Hugs, Danielle

Jane said...

this is very clever, not seen a circle slider before! XX

claudia761 said...

Wonderful Christmas Card!!



Fiona said...

What a cool card Sandra. Very clever of you to make a circular penny slider. Fabbo colouring too.

Fiona x

Graphicat said...

This is GORGEOUS! OMGoodness! I just love the papers and that snowman and the cute little elf on the slider. Just beautiful!!!
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

cindy said...

Beautiful snowman image. Great card. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.

Marina said...

Wow Sandra! I don't know, what to say... It's just fabulous and I love it. This image is really funny and I love the way, you've worked it up.

Have a beautiful Sunday,

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Sandra. I have got out of the routine of using my swirls and other embellishments. OH says I have too much and forget half of what I have got. Lol!!!


Skraptacular Designs said...


This card is AMAZING! I love it! It's so beautiful and such a clever idea to make a circular penny card! I will definitely be adding this to my list of things to try and create!

I just love this snowman set you've used too! So cute!

I could just go on and on about this card...I think it's one of my favorites I've seen in a long time!

Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!


Lin said...

Sandra, you are so full of inspirational ideas. Wish I was inside your brain. This one is genius.

Gorgeous coluring, layout, just everything is so beautiful.

Lin xx

Pops x said...

This is really gorgeous what a sweet image and gorgeous colours, thanks for playing at LOTV this week hugs Pops x

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the colours and image, great effect with the slider element....

Thanks for joining us at scsc this week and good luck

Marcea said...

What a gorgeous card, I love your colours and pretty details
Thanks for joining us on LOTV

Jo said...

Ingenious card! and totally stunning too! *claps*
Just stopping by to say Hi, hope you're well hunni
Jo xx

Clarky J said...

This is a beautiful card Sandra - I love that image x Thanks for joining us at WW this week x janet

cindy said...

Beautiful card. I love how it turned out too. Great job.
PS I'm having a blog candy giveaway on my blog that will exp on 9-13. See side panel on right then click on photo for details and more photos of the goods.