Monday, October 27, 2008

Snowman and Snowflakes

I bought this beautiful paper from Basic Grey which was my inspiration for this card:

  1. Cut card from brown cardstock. (5 x 7)
  2. Cut olive green cardstock 3 x 7.
  3. Cut patterned paper 2 x 7. Punch the scalloped border along the edge of the PP.
  4. Cut a small strip of the brown cardstock to edge the left side of the pp.
  5. Punch 7 snowflakes from the pp and 1 from the olive green cardstock.
  6. Stamp sentiment on pp. Cut olive green and brown mat for the sentiment. I actually cut the brown edge with my rotary cutter using the scalloped edge. This was then cut to the little strip that you see with gems.
  7. Stamp the snowman on white carstock using stazon olive green ink. Shade the snowman with brown watercolor pencil. Color the nose with the orange watercolor pencil. Color the band of the hat with light green watercolor pencil. Blend all the colored areas with a water brush.
  8. Stamp the snowman on an old book page and on the pp. Cut out the hat and brim from the old paper and the scarf from the pp.
  9. Cut out the watercolored snowman and attach the hat, brim and scarf.
  10. Pop dot the snowman on a piece of patterned paper and mount on olive green cardstock.
  11. Die cut the scalloped rectangle from brown cardstock and mount the snowman image and paper to the scalloped rectangle.
  12. Assemble the card. Tie sheer white ribbon to the card and attach snowflakes with green gems in the center.
  13. Accent the brim of the snowmans hat with gems.
  14. Accent the scalloped edge of the sentiment with gems.


  • Kaiser Craft- Gems (I love the adhesive on these gems. You also get quite of few of each size)
  • Hero Arts - Clear Design Warmest Winter Wishes
  • Basic Grey - Wassail - Snowdust
  • Ribbon Unknown
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scalloped Rectangles
  • Martha Stewart - Cornice Edge Punch
  • Martha Stewart - Arctic Snowflake Punch



  1. I love this card! Great colors! I've always love the BG paper, so pretty.

  2. I like the snowflake punches as the border and the newspaper print for the hat.

  3. This is so super cute and at the same time such a great layout! I like how you used the Basic grey paper too and I love how you did the hat!

  4. Sue, this is just tooooooooo cute and so adorable too! I love all of it right down to wondderfully beautiful snoflakes on the leaft. Love it!


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