Let It Snow!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

Today’s card features this adorable snowman from the Penny Black “Jolly Friends” Christmas stamp set… and fits right in with the white Thanksgiving those of us in the Northeast have had today.

I stamped the snowman onto watercolor paper (measuring 2.75 by 4.0 inches) using StazOn Jet Black ink. Note: StazOn ink really does “stay on”, so be sure to clean your stamp immediately after stamping to prevent your stamp from being permanently stained.

Using various shades of Tim Holtz distress inks (Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire for the hat and scarf; Iced Spruce for the shadows of the snowman and the snow on the ground; Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain for the holly leaves ) and the Tim Holtz detailer water brush, I colored in the snowman. With a black multi-liner pen, I drew snowflakes in the background and left them uncolored.

After the watercolored snowman was dry, I sketched the sentiment “Let it Snow” with my Silhouette using the font, “Simon Script” and a black multi-liner pen (used with the Silhouette pen holder). The “Simon Script” font is available for free online at DaFont.com.

Next, using some white cardstock measured at 3.25 by 4.5 inches and some scalloped edged scissors, I cut a border around the entire edge of the cardstock panel. I then adhered this panel behind the snowman panel with some dimensional foam tape. Afterwards I adhered the entire piece onto an A2 card base (made from white cardstock and scored to fold) that was covered with matching patterned papers.

The finishing touches include a sheer ribbon tied around the center of the card, faux stitching around the edges of the patterned papers, Glossy Accents on the snowflakes and coordinating glitter glues on the snowman’s hat, holly leaves and snow.

I hope everyone has enjoyed their holiday and today’s “Let it Snow” post. Happy Thanksgiving!


By | 2014-12-12T00:12:59+00:00 November 27th, 2014|Cardmaking, Christmas, Holiday|2 Comments


  1. Mandy December 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card Nina-Marie, so sweet and beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

    • ninamarie December 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Mandy… I very much enjoy seeing all the wonderful ideas and tutorials each week from Simon Says Stamp!

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