Let it Snowman!

Posted by Justin Averill on

Hey Sassy & Crafty friends! Justin here from the Sassy Crew, and can you believe that the holidays are here? All that hard work we've been putting into getting our cards out on time to friends and family is coming to a close (and may be running a tad late as well if you're like me). I thought it would be really fun to share a project using the new Build a Snowman set, part of the December release from Sassy & Crafty!

To make my snowman, I stamped out the snowman body where the snowman's hand is raised up. I stamped his buttons, mouth, eyes and carrot nose directly onto the body, and then stamped the hat and scarf as different pieces, as I was going for that layered look. I colored these pieces up with Copic Markers, fussy cut out the 3 pieces and set them aside. I also added some white specs onto the snowman's body for an icy effect. I then adhered the pieces of my snowman together.

For paper, I die cut out a large stitched star from white blending cardstock, a 4.125" x 5.375" piece of white paper from blending cardstock, and then an A2-sized piece from navy blue cardstock.

I took the 4.125" x 5.375" piece of blending cardstock and blended 2 different shades of blue Catherine Pooler Inks (It's a Boy and Fiesta Blue), making sure the blend stayed lighter in the center and darker on the edges. I then took Suede Shoes Catherine Pooler ink and splattered it onto the panel. With this same panel, I placed the Snowballs stencil on top, so the snowballs were going horizontally, and adhered a solid layer of Gina K Designs Red Velvet Glitz Glitter Gel. I set this panel aside to dry.

Next, I took my die cut star piece and blended it with Coral Cabana Catherine Pooler Ink entirely, also leaving the center lighter than the edges. I then placed the Offset Lines stencil on top and blended over it with Samba Catherine Pooler ink. I removed the stencil, and also distressed the edges of the star with the same Samba Ink.

For my sentiment, I stamped out the buildable sentiment "Let it snowman" in navy blue ink onto white paper, trimmed it into a strip, distressed the edges with Samba ink, and framed it with navy cardstock.

Once my red glitz snowballs were entirely dry, I was able to assemble my card. I adhered my star to the glitz panel, allowing some of the sides to go off the panel. I trimmed off the edges of the star, and then adhered my snowman in the center of it using foam tape. I also used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip to the top right corner. I adhered the glitz panel to my A2-sized piece of navy cardstock, and then the entire piece to an A2-sized card base! And that's how I made my card!

I hope this project leaves you inspired to start shifting into the  "general winter" category of projects (or hey, it's also not a bad idea to make those holiday cards all year round either)! Make sure you head on over to the Sassy & Crafty website to snag your Build a Snowman set, and some of the new amazing stencils that are part of the December Release!

To see more of my projects, please always feel free to check me out on my blog, Instagram and Pinterest!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today, friends!

Happy Crafting!



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