September 28, 2011

Snowman Twinkle

Today I am “letting it snow” as I host the Penny Black Blog with a snowman card. 

  • Stamp the snowman and sentiment with black ink and heat emboss with clear powder on a 2 ½ x 3 3/8-inch piece of white cardstock.  Trim away the portion above the snow and around the snowman.
  • Color the image.  Add crystal glitter to the snow, and accent the buttons with Glossy Accents.  Set aside to dry. (Tip:  To adhere crystal glitter, use a base of Star Dust Stickles as a glue medium.)
  • Rub Aegean Blue and Bahama Blue inks on the edges of a 2 ¾ x 4 ¾-inch piece of blue cardstock.  Using the snowflakes around the snowman, stamp with VersaMark Watermark ink and heat emboss with white powder. (Tip:  A VersaMark Watermark Pen is great for inking small shapes and areas.)
  • Mat to a 2 7/8 x 4 5/8-inch piece of black cardstock.  (Tip: To create a snowy edge before matting, run a white ink pad around the perimeter and heat emboss with white powder.) 
  • Attach the layered mats with dimensional foam to a 3 1/8 x 5 ½-inch top-fold green card that has been stamped with snowflakes in Spanish Moss and Olympia Green.
  • Edge the card in gold.
  • Attach a knotted ribbon to the back of the snowman panel then adhere the panel to the front of the prepared card with dimensional foam.
  • Accent the dot above the “i” with red glitter.

See you on Friday with “A Hug for Frosty”! 

Have a great day,

Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Fern Green 05-003, Clear Skies 10-002, Storm 01-003
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Spanish Moss VersaFine, Olympia Green VersaFine, White VersaColor, Aegean Blue VersaMagic, Bahama Blue Memento, Delicata Golden Glitz, VersaMark Watermark Pen, White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers
Ranger: Star Dust Stickles, X-Mas Red Stickles, Glossy Accents
Art Institute: Angel Dust Microfine Glitter
Copic Markers
Offray: Sheer Organza Ribbon