You won’t be able to resist making this cute hand stamped snowman card!
Perfect for all season long, this cute hand stamped snowman card is perfect for just about any occasion. If you love to color, this card is for you! And if you REALLY love to color, it could be an awesome card to make multiples of. Just stamp all your images, grab your markers and plop down in front of a movie and color your heart out. We say do this in front of a fan or under the AC and give yourself a treat of a cool day of fun!
Let’s get Dawn’s steps for making this adorable project so we can play along.
First, Dawn stamped the entire squad from our new Laughing Snowman stamp set with Copic friendly ink on white card stock. PRO TIP: If you are going to make more than one of these cards, pop all these guys into your stamp positioner and stamp them all one one swoop.
Then Dawn got comfy and colored them all in with her expert shading and color choices. And she’s so generous to share all her color combos with us!
- Blue – BG09 BG07 BG05 BG02 BG01
- Gold – Y28 Y23 Y15 Y11
- White -C5 C3 C1 C00 Colorless Blender 0
- Black – 100
- Red – R59 R46 R35
- Green -G29 G46 G82 G43
- Orange -YR09 YR68 YR15
When she was done, Dawn used our new coordinating Laughing Snowmen dies to cut the images out.
Next, Dawn used our Evergreen Forest Die to cut a piece of green card stock
She knew she wanted the tops of her trees to be slightly lifted off her card, so she added some little pieces of adhesive foam tape to the bottoms.
For her background, Dawn cut a piece of white card stock to 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ and added some sky Dawns says “It doesn’t have to be perfect because it won’t be see in its entirety.” She used her Copic markers in colors B0000 and B00 add color to the top half of the piece using little wiggles of color to mimic those cloudy winter skies. She left the bottom white to represent the snow.
Dawn adhered her trees across this panel.
Dawn took a gray Copic markers and added some shadows in her “snow” under the edges of the trees.
Dawn then trimmed the edges of the trees even with her background. She then added some foam adhesive tape to the backs of the characters she wanted to use and added them to the panel over the trees. PRO TIP: Don’t be afraid to let some of the character details go off the edges – this adds to the perception of visual movement. Dawn used her gray Copic marker again to add some shadows below her happy little friends.
To add more fun visual impact, Dawn created several layers to build up her card. In yesterday’s post, Carol shared her own take on layers and it’s so fun to see another version of this impact building strategy.
Dawn used patterns and coordinating solids from our new Winter Animals 6 X 6 Paper Pad for her layers and she’s been kind enough to share all the dimensions! Thank you, Dawn – this is such a help!
- For the first layer cut the solid card stock to 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and the patterned paper to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhere together.
- For the next layer, the cut the colored card stock to 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ and the patterned paper to 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ and adhere together.
- For the last layer, cut the solid card stock to 5 1/2″ x 1 7/8″ and the patterned paper to 5 3/8″ x 1 3/4″ and adhere together.
Dawn assembled her card as shown, adding her focal piece with thin foam adhesive. She stamped her sentiment onto a scrap, trimmed it down and layered it with one of the solid color scraps, popped it on with more of the thin foam adhesive and this was ready to wow someone special!
Here’s what you will want to grab to make this – and more of these adorable cards using all the patterns in the Paper Pad:
We know this cute hand stamped snowman card would tickle anyone and since you can use it for so many different occasions, this idea is a real keeper!