Thursday, November 5, 2015

Work of Art Snowman

Who doesn't love a great snowman?  Especially when you can build one without your hands getting cold and wet!

I spotted a snowman similar to this last year but never had a chance to make it since last year was filled with long hours at the office during our election cycle.  For those of you who are new to my blog, I work a full time job for the County Election Department in addition to my love of Stampin' Up!  Most of the time there are normal hours, but during an election year, normal hours can be 10 hour days (and longer) which cuts into stamping time and pillow time.  Pillow time wins out most of the time, unless unwinding is the priority and then stamping wins, for a bit.

So, on to the card.  

The base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
The 2nd layer is Real Red, 5 1/4" x 4" 
The top layer for the snowman is  5" x 3 3/4"

Stamps:  Work of Art, Versatile Christmas

Use the branch from the Bird Builder Punch and a scrap of Old Olive on the hat brim and punch from Red Glimmer paper using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch for the flower.

Be sure to have your Whisper White laying on a piece of copy paper or stamping grid paper so you can stamp the "hat" off the corner.  The hat is the large squarish stamp and the long thin stamp for the hat brim.  Stamp with Memento Black.

Next, stamp the eyes using the round stamp from the set and then stamp the heart for his nose with Pumpkin Pie.  After you have the nose where you want it, you can stamp the smile.  My first attempt had the round stamps too far apart, so practice on a piece of scrap paper first to see what you like best.

Take the long wide "swoosh" stamp and using Real Red, stamp his scarf and then two more hanging down like the tails of the scarf would be.

I used Snowflake Elements on his scarf and dressed it up with a Rhinestone  

The inside sentiment I used a stamp from Versatile Christmas.  It seemed like the perfect choice.  There are a lot of great stamps in that set.

Thank you for looking in today.  The weekend is almost here!

~ Donna

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