Sunday, November 13, 2011
Don't you love snowmen! I don't know why, but they always make me happy. I use lots of them to decorate my house at Christmas time. We had about two inches of snow last night. I have this cute little snowman from Joan's Gardens and thought it would be perfect to create a card with today. This is the snowman and stocking from the Sizzix "Snowman and Stocking" die (657248). Joan does have these dies in stock. The "25" is a die cut from the Sizzix "Mini Reindeer & 25" set (657493). The snowflakes are a combination of snowflakes from the Marianne (LR0123) and the Cheery Lynn Snowflake 5 (DL169). They were all die cut and layered with dimensional dots between each one. After they were assembled I brushed on "Glue N' Seal" glue and sprinkled on diamond glitter. The border across the middle of the card is Cheery Lynn "Daisy Lace Bracelet" (DL135). The border across the bottom is the Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border (B136).
After die cutting the snowman, I used the snowman die and placed a piece of black card stock over the hat and blue card stock over the mittens and ran it through the machine again. The nose was die cut with the "white" snowman so I just colored it with an orange marker. I love how my snowman turned out. I used Post It notes to cover the hat and arms then used "YES" glue and a small spatula to spread glue over the body of the snowman. "Twinklets Diamond Dust", which is a very coarse glitter, was poured over the snowman and pressed down into the glue. Dew Drops were added for the button and small pearls added for the eyes. There are little holes for these and I placed some glue in the hole and pressed the black beads into it. A "fuzzy" blue scarf was tied around his neck. This is a piece of fuzzy yarn. Some glue was added across the hat and black glitter sprinkled on for the band. The stocking was die cut with blue card stock as well as a scrap of design paper then paper pieced. A Quickie Glue pen was used to draw lines on the blue parts of the stocking and mittens, and glitter was added. Also small dots of glue was added to the white dots in the design paper and glitter sprinkled on. Along the bottom more "Twinklets Diamond Dust" was added over the Anastasia Border. A small white bow was added for the stocking to hang from.
If you like to create "snowman" Christmas cards, I am sure you will really enjoy using this Sizzix Die. All the products I used can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.