More “classic cards” in today’s Throwback Thursday winter edition!
We got some nice comments about last week’s post so we thought we’d do a repeat with this Throwback Thursday winter edition. Now, even though the snowman cards do use holiday themed greetings – and one with holiday patterned paper – easy swaps turn them into perfect winter cards for just about any occasion.
Here’s our first frosty friend….
Jamie started by stamping our Snowman With Arms onto white card stock, colored him in with colored pencils, and blended him up with some gamsol. When she was done, she cut out her colored area with a die from our Nested Rectangle Small Stitch set, cutting a piece of brown card stock with the next largest die for her mat.
Jamie then added some Shabby White embossing powder and heated her panel from below to keep the powder from blowing right off. To finish off her mini-scene, Jamie applied a light layer of pale blue chalk around the snowman with a flat brush to create a soft shadow.
In her pursuit to use up her stash of patterned paper, Jamie chose two leftover pieces of winter themed paper in the same color combination and cut two pieces to layer over a blue card sized card stock panel. She “joined” the two pieces by wrapping a length of ribbon over the seam and adhering down on the back. PRO TIP: You can do this with a strip of coordinating card stock, too! She adhered this assembly to a white card base.
She stamped her sentiment – and remember, use any fun greeting for a winter occasion – in blue ink on a scrap of white card stock, trimmed it down into a neat rectangle and then layered it over another scrap of card stock in a coordinating color.
Super fast, super easy, SUPER cute!
The same snowman appears on this card, too and remember, all you have to do to turn this from a Christmas themed card to a winter one is to change out that single layer of patterned paper!
Jamie stamped the same snowy sweetie onto white with black in and colored him in with her pencils. This time she cut him out with the coordinating die.
For this card, Jamie chose kraft paper for her die cut circle to spotlight her snowman. Choose a color that works with the patterned paper you choose for your winter version of this card. Jamie used more of her Shabby White embossing powder, this time just sprinkled over, and again heating from the bottom, to add her little “blizzard” of cuteness.
Jamie chose a color of card stock to coordinate with her patterned paper and cut the two pieces to layer together and adhered them to her card base. She then adhered her little focal element “spotlight” to her card, allowing a bit to hang over at the opening side. She trimmed that off with her paper trimmer to add some visual interest.
PRO TIP: If the paper you use doesn’t have or imply any sort of greeting, you can add one of any type anywhere on this card design.
She then cut another piece of white card stock using a die from our Nested Oval Stitch set, covered the whole thing with Versamark Ink and then embossed it with clear powder with glitter for a sparkling effect that the photo does just not do justice!
Jamie chose some patterned paper and a coordinating card stock to create layers and with a second color of coordinating card stock, created a wrap band which she folded over and adhered to the back of the layer. She then wrapped a few loops of twine around it for a little rustic feel.
Jamie also layered her sparkly oval over a layer of another, coordinating patterned paper and then adhered it to her card front, adding her daredevil pal with some foam tape.
Again, as we are looking at this card with an eye to winter cards, you can add any greeting and have a card that is sure to make some grin when they see it!
Jamie stamped our Winter Bear in Tree and colored her in with colored pencils, using her same blue chalk trick to add a soft shadow. She cut around this with one of the dies from our Nested Rectangle Stitch set and added some snow with more Shabby White embossing powder.
Jamie layered her stamped panel onto a piece of kraft card stock cut with the next largest die for a perfect mat and then adhered the assembly to a card front sized piece of patterned paper. The whole thing then got popped onto a kraft card base.
She then created a little frame for her scene but using the Nested Rectangle Stitch set to cut the largest two dies together and adhering the resulting frame to her card with some foam squares.
For her final touch, Jamie used our Hugs #2 die to cut once each from pink and kraft card stock. She then adhered these together, slightly offset for a shadow effect, with liquid glue and then added it to the lower left corner of the frame.
Just adorable and SO cozy!
Take these ideas from this Throwback Thursday winter edition and any of the other fabulous holiday cards you’ve seen and think about how many occasions you want to note this winter. Then start making some fun cards!