Tuesday, January 27, 2015

wanna build a snowman card

I've been a bit obsessed lately with making cards. After doing Project Life for five years, I'm taking a break right now (not sure for how long!). But I still love playing with paper and creating things so cards are the perfect way to continue doing what I love to do.

Another thing I'm obsessed with lately... snowmen. I live somewhere that only sees snow maybe once every 10 years so I don't have a lot of experience with real life snowmen, but I just think they are the cutest things ever, especially on a card. I used a Studio Calico snowman stamp that's no longer available on this card, but there are so many cute snowmen stamp options. I have this one and this one (linked below also) on the way to me now. You'll be seeing some cards soon with them!

So here is my first of many snowman cards!

For the background I used distress inks (peacock feathers and salty ocean) applied with a blending tool on watercolor paper. I used a hillside die to make a mask that I taped to the paper so that the bottom of the card looks like a hill. I added the snowman with dimensional adhesive and I added the whole piece to my card base with foam tape to pop it up just a little. The last touches were little snow dots added with a gelly roll white pen and wink of stella glitter added to the sentiment, scarf, buttons and hat.

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  1. Such an adorable card, I love that snowman!

  2. Great card. How did you stamp I wanna build a snowman. I want it. lOL. My girls are obsessed with frozen.

    1. The “wanna a build a snowman” is a sentiment that came with the stamp set I used. It’s at Studio Calico here - http://www.studiocalico.com/kits/snowman-stamp-set but it is no longer in stock. I’m not sure if they’ll be restocking again so if you really want it you might be able to find it on ebay. It was called snowman. Hope that helps!