I hope everyone is doing well! It has been a beautiful weekend. It was made better by all the snowfall we have recently gotten…almost 30cm! The first thing that came to my mind when I saw all the snow was…..Do you wanna build a snowman? So, that is exactly what we are going to do for today’s card!
I want to make a car in which the snowman “came together” on the front like you were building it. I didn’t think I had enough room on a standard A2 size card so I thought I would use a slimline style. The base for this slimline card measure 7″ x 8 1/2″ and then is scored at 3 1/2″. I made two bases and I will adhere them together with scor-tape to create a gatefold / trifold type of card.
To create a snowy background I ink blend the two flaps (gate folds) with some Distress Oxide Inks in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and I will bring in just a bit of Black Soot to deepen the Faded Jeans around the top. I use two types of blending brushes. The standard foam brushes and Picket Fence Blending Brushes. I like how much ink the standard foam brushes lay down and I love the way the Picket Fence brushes blend the colours together so smoothly.
Once the ink blending is done I add some water droplets with a find mist sprayer and some sparkle with the Hero Arts White Iredescent Shimmer Spray. This will give the look of snowfall in the background by the water pushing the pigment out. You can create larger snowflakes by unscrewing the sprayer and tapping the water directly from the straw.
Make sure you let this dry or use a heat gun to speed up the process. You want to make sure that the ink had dried and set before going on to the next step.
While I let the ink dry I die cut 3 circles in 3 different sizes to create the snowman’s body. I also used my Silhouette machine and a cut file to create a hat, scarf and nose. You can fussy cut your own accessories if you don’t have an electronic die cut machine.
Once my inked panels were dry I trim down each gate fold so that they measure 1 3/4″ and that they would close nicely against each other. I then began to adhere the snowman parts to the card with some Gina K Connect liquid adhesive. I encountered a bit of a snag in my plan and to find out what that is you will have to watch the video below.
The base and head of the snowman are adhered directly to the left panel of the card and the middle of the snowman is adhered down with foam squares to allow clearance for the snowman body to interlace into each other.
Now it’s time to decorate our snowman. I adhere the hat and scarf with some more liquid adhesive and decided to use Nuvo Drops in Ebony Black for the eyes and buttons.
The card needed a bit of glitter so I used the Nuvo Glacier Paste in Winter White to create puffy snow on the bottom and the Nuvo Glitter Gloss to add some magic to the top hat. The only thing left to do is to write a message on the inside.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Snowman card! Remember to post the snowmen you build on the Scrap’N Stamp Facebook Page.