Card How-to, Cardmaking, Holiday Card Series

Day Two: Snowman Card

Holiday Card Series

I am such a fan of snowman for the holidays and that’s why Day 2 features a friendly frosty friend. For this card, I wanted to spotlight my snowman using a window that he could hover over. To create my window, I used two different stitched dies. The first dies made the panel, while the second added the detail stitches around the open window.

I placed the window over a ink blended background. I used Distress Oxide Inks in the colors Cracked Pistachio, Pine Needles, and Chipped Sapphire. While I wasn’t really working with a traditional Christmas Pallet, I wanted to capture some green tones to contrast against the pop of color I would be using on my snowman.

I colored the snowman using a limited amount of colors. Snowmen are great subject to color if you don’t have an extensive library of color to use. I used cool gray tones for the body and the hat, a bright red for his winter gear, and orange for his carrot nose. I did use several different shades of each color, however I could have limited myself to a lighter tone and simply layered it up to create a shadow.

I added sparkle to the card by using glitter snowflakes I die cut from my favorite glitter cardstock. I also used a glitter hillside to anchor my snowman in a wintery wonderland. Lastly, the foiled “Warm Holiday Wishes” competed the look and added more shine to the final card.

To see how I created this card, you can watch the video here

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