Good morning! I thought I’d start out this month’s cards with this fun snowman.
Cozy Christmas (D1695) is a fun stamp set by itself, but when you add the Thin Cuts (available as a bundle with the stamp set – Z4008) you can take it so much further – adding dimension with the cut out pieces and foam tape. All of the images below with the blue outline have a matching Thin Cut, so you can easily mix and match colors and looks for your snowman.
To get the background for this card, I simply cut the 4 x 6″ Picture My Life card to 4 x 5 1/4″ Then I cut out the pieces of the snowman. I decided to stamp his arms directly to the background but could have just as easily cut those out as well. I also cut out 2 of the trees. I used the lighter ink (Willow) for the front tree, and then used a darker ink (Fern) with the more solid image on the back tree. I also cut off the star and tree stand.
I decided to use ‘Jingle All the Way’ from the M-sized stamp set – A Little Jingle (M1147) and included a piece from the striped 3 X 4″ PML card to add some color.
If I make this card again – I think I’ll move Mr. Snowman down a bit to ground him a little better.
See some of the other products used – along with Black, Sapphire, Ruby, Lemon, Tangerine, Fern & Willow inks.
Don’t forget the paper packet and stamps used for this card are only available through December 31st (or while supplies last) – get yours at gerri.closetomyheart.com