Friday, July 15, 2016

Gimmie A Hug Snowman

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

It's Christmas in July!  With all this extreme heat lately, it's a bit difficult to think about Christmas cards...but, such a great time to get ahead of the rush!!!

For today's post, I am sharing another Christmas/Winter card using an older, but super adorable image!
This is Gimmie A Hug Snowman (Q003) and Dot Warm Winter Wishes sentiment (H257).  Such a cute image and quick and easy one to colour too!
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, Glossy Accents were added on the snowman's carrot nose and holly leaves. Also, some Xmas Red Stickles were applied on the holly berries to add a bit of sparkle.  Once this was all dry, I proceeded to fussy cut out the image.

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Chocolate Chip cardstock.  The sky background is a piece of designer paper from MFT-Watercolor Wash 6x6 Paper Pad.  The snow hills were die cut using a Stitched Slopes & Hills die from Simon Says on white cardstock.  The trees were die cut using a Frantic Stamper die called Tall Pine Tree using SU Garden Green cardstock.  The base of the trees were coloured brown with the Tombow markers.  To create the snow falling, a Tim Holtz Snowfall Embossing Folder was first used on the sky, then Frosted Lace Stickles were applied on each raised piece of snow.  What a nice sparkle and little bit of texture this added to the card.  The edge of the snow hill was also done with some Frosted Lace Stickles.

The "Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment was stamped with a versamark ink pad and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder was applied then heated. To complete this card, the entire scene was die cut a YNS-Stitched Rectangle die and the main image was adhered using foam tape to add some depth and focus on the cute little fella.
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
Ink - Tombow Markers - 847, 533, 985, 933, 947, 173, 277, N35, N60, N65, N75 and N95; Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder.
Paper - MFT - Watercolor Wash 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip, Garden Green and White Cardstock; Watercolour paper.
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGlossy Accents, Xmas Red Stickles, Frantic Stamper-Tall Pine Trees Die, Simon Says-Stitched Slopes & Hills Die, Cuttlebug Machine, Tim Holtz-Snowfall Embossing Folder, Frosted Lace Stickles, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
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Linda T said...

Lovely snowman and background. Really sweet card.

Dora said...

beautiful winterscene and a beautiful snowman.

riliska said...

Such a sweet card! Love it! The stamp is so cute.