Sandi MacIver – Stampin With Sandi – Ink and Paper artist – A Blizzard of Spirited Snowmen
Hi stamping friends and welcome back. Today I have a cute winter card to share with you, A Blizzard of Spirited Snowmen
Snowmen and Snowflakes are two of my favourite items to create with in the winter months and it makes me happy when I can combine both on one card.
I was babysitting a friends sick children last week, and both were asleep on the couch in my stamping studio, so I had to make a “quiet card”……meaning, no loud noises – as you know I seldom do subtle quiet cards, haha…ANYWAY, I decided to stamp the image repeatedly and see how many of these happy little guys I could get on the front of my card – turns out, quite a few.
Sandi’s Tips & Tricks for the “A Blizzard of Spirited Snowmen” card.
- Start by used the Memento Black Ink to stamp the images all over the Whisper White 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 card front.
- Next I “quietly” coloured the snowmen with my Stampin Write Markers in Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Smokey Slate, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody.
- Then, I used my Pool Party Stampin Blends marker to colour in the background. The blends are self leveling, so they don’t get as streaky as our Stampin Write markers when filling in a background. BUT – make sure you protect your work surface, because they do bleed through.
- I stamped my sentiment on the 7/8 x 3-7/8 strip of Whisper White before matting it to a 1 x 3-7/8 piece of Coastal Cabana.
- I matted the art piece with a 4 x 5-1/4 piece of Coastal Cabana and then attached it to a 4-1/4 x 11, card base in Pool Party (scored and folded at 5-1/2)
- Die cut a pile of snowflake with the Blizzard Thinlits Die, and used one as an accent on the sentiment strip
- Then I added one Glitter Enamel Dot to the center of the snowflake.
- By simply changing out the sentiment this could be a Christmas Card, Holiday Card, Winter Birthday card – anything you like.
Then the children woke up, they loved my card, so I had to stamp two more for them to colour haha – a success all the way around….they were feeling better, and I had a pretty card finished to share with you.
The adorable images are a joy to colour and create bright, playful cards.
You can download the PDF file for this card by clicking the button below – and be sure to visit my FREE PDF GALLERY – for more great card ideas
I shared another card recently created with this stamp set – here
and another shared here.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and thanks so much for stopping in to visit.