Sunday, 17 November 2013

Stackable Stanley Snowman

Hello! I had a good time making this side-step card. My friend has a snowman stamp,Small Stackable Stanley by High Hopes Rubber Stamps, that I've wanted to use for a few years. Every time she uses it, I admire it and say I should borrow it. You know how it goes....other things and stamps get in the way! Well, I finally borrowed it, along with In the Meadow by Print Works The evergreen trees are stamped with Holiday Greetings by The Stamp Barn. Stackable Stanley looks like he's having a blast, just like we did as kids playing in the snow.
All of my images were stamped and fussy cut. This tedious task seems to calm me somehow. I also absolutely hate to throw out scraps! The snow base is made with scraps, the scarves on the tower of snowmen is pieced with scraps and the dotted background is assembled with leftover pieces of a 12x12 sheet of double sided paper.
I'm entering my card into a challenge over at Christmas Cards out of Scraps/Old Stash, Addicted to Stamps and More, ,Anything Goes Challenge and Splitcoast Stampers Christmas Card Challenge using scraps,  CCC13

 I'm not too proficient at the technical part of entering these types of contests, so my fingers are crossed that I do it correctly. Thanks for looking! 

Stamps: as mentioned above
Tools: SU markers, SU paper, stamp positioner, scissors, pop dots, glue dots, Versafine black ink, black Sharpie, Nestabilities die cut for phrase, clear embossing powder, heat gun, sponge, blender pen, SU bashful blue ink. 
Techniques: marker blending, fussy cutting, paper piecing,  masking, sponging, heat embossing  on phrase, paper tearing, some details with Sharpie marker, layering of trees. 


  1. What an adorable card!! No wonder you love that snowman stamp, he is a darling. :) I really like how he is jumping around in the snow, it gives a fun feel to the card. Great shading too. Thank you for stopping by in my blog and entering my Christmas cards out of scraps challenge! xx

  2. such a cute, fun card! I love the tumbling snowmen, very sweet and your colouring looks great. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.