It’s starting to get chilly here in the UK with the first of the gritters heading out onto the roads where I live. In my house, we combat the cold with fluffy blankets, dressing gowns and fluffy socks (as well as the central heating!). But of course, this time of year is brilliant weather for winter critters and snowmen!
Today’s card features these three cute snowmen, who as you can see are having lots of fun outside, and uses one of my favourite colour combinations – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Pool Party.
After stamping the snowmen in Memento, I used my blends to add a pop of colour before layering onto matts of each colour. I really love how it turned out!
Do you enjoy this time of year and getting cosy? Let me know.
I love cute stamp sets, especially ones that I can colour in with my blends alongside my children. When the Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue went live for demonstrators, my children flicked through the pages and immediately chose the ‘Freezin’ Fun’ stamp set used on this card as well as the ‘Have a Hoot’ and ‘Warm & Toasty’ stamp sets. They all have gorgeous outline images of animals which we can colour to our hearts content.
This card uses a great technique for creating your own backgrounds without the need for Designer Series Paper (DSP). Now don’t get me wrong, I love DSP – but sometimes you want to use something else or the papers don’t quite suit what you’re wanting to achieve.
The background was achieved by choosing 4 different inks – on this occasion it was differing shades of blue to create a snow flurry sky effect. The snowflake stamp I used comes from the ‘Snowflake Wishes’ bundle, using versamark to stamp them randomly before embossing them with white powder.
The ‘Freezin Fun’ stamp set forms part of the ‘Freezin’ Fun’ Bundle, which I absolutely adore as it means I can die cut each of the images to use on my projects. This card allowed me to showcase them perfectly against the blended ink background. The die set includes the stitched edge which forms the snowy hill on the background.
I absolutely love it and have made differing version already, one of which is shown in my video below. Hope you enjoy!
Card Base = 41/8 x 111/2 inches, score at 57/8 on the long side