Sending You Christmas Wishes
Hard to believe we are less than two weeks from Christmas… ten days! I have a quick and easy snowman card to share with you all today… one that is perfect for those last-minute projects we always finds ourselves needing at this time of year! :)
To create this card I started off with a piece of light colored kraft paper, cut and folded to an A2-sized card base. Masking off areas of the card, I created a frame using white embossing powder, and the background using snowflake stamps, white pigment ink and a white gel pen.
The snowman I sketched and cut, using my Silhouette Cameo; I then watercolored him using Peeled Paint, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade distress inks. Using an ink blending tool and some Iced Spruce, I inked the shadows of the snowman to create some depth.
I also cut out a snowbank using part of the snowbank that is included with the snowman file as a guide. Once cut out onto white cardstock, I inked the top edges of the snow as well. I adhered both the snowman and the snowbank to my card using dimensional foam tape.
The sentiment banner was sketched and cut using a banner file and the font “Capsuula“; I then applied Iced Spruce distress ink to the edges and backside of the banner, so that when the backside was showing it was darker than the front, creating a “shadow” effect. The banner was also adhered to the card using dimensional tape.
To finish off this card, I applied some glitter to the trim and pom-pom of the snowman’s stocking cap, and tied a some baker’s twine around the bottom of the card.
A very quick and easy project to make for anyone on your list, this snowman card would also make a great winter-themed card as well by simply changing the sentiment… You could also turn it into a gift by making a set of cards, but varying the colors and sentiments on each one.
And of course, since it is Monday, there is a Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge going on over on their Monday Challenge blog… the last one for 2014! This week’s theme is “Anything Goes”… so head on over there, look through the cards created by your fellow crafters and maybe submit one of your own too! :)