I was so glad I was able to play in this scramble today. I was working on a mail project for hubs and wasn't sure I would get to scramble, but I joined the scramble about 20 minutes in. For the first time ever in a scramble my card came together with out any major glitches. Whoo Hoo! Tesa's theme was SNOW.
I first stamped, heat embossed and die cut my snow flakes. Next I pulled a white panel and partially die cut my snow man. I taped the die down, and taped the paper down---this saved me a lot of time. After cutting my snowman partially out, I laid down the circle die around him, and did not move the paper a bit because I was hurrying- I didn't take it off the cutting plate to inspect it ---Guess what --- a perfect cut, I didn't have to do any clean up with craft knife to get the circle edges to line up with the snowman's body.
Since all was going so well, next I stamped the snowman, using a Stamp-a-ma-jig. The stamp is a cling stamp and would be difficult to position otherwise. I could have stamped it first then made my die cuts, but this worked out so much better for me. I colored in the scarf, nose, and added some shading to the snowman with Copic markers.
Next I added some distress inks around the snowman, using Tumbled Glass and Stormy Skiy to get a swirly feel. I wanted it darker around the edges of the circle. My sentiment was from Stampin Up, and the banner stitching from Simon Says Stamp both were heat embossed. I fussy cut the sentiment, because the die is solid, and I can't see where I would be cutting. Normally I would cut it out first, then stamp and emboss.
Lastly, a quick little red bow tied and stuck on with a glue dot. I then adhered the front panel to a black card base with foam adhesive. Was about an hour from start to finish, to get this card made.
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I am definitely going to have try that method for die cuttling. Thanks for the tip!
Very adorable! Those Distress Inks are getting their use! :)
Love how this came out, Cat & your shading on the snowman is perfect!
Such cuteness! And WELL DONE on the die cutting. When I saw that in class I decided I'd opt for gluing the shape to the bottom of the circle instead.
And I've pretty much given up on red rubber stamps. Clear stamps have sooo spoiled me.
I love your little snowman, Cat! Your design is fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell
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