Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Celebrate Snowman

December 4, 2017

Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Coloring Design Team. The countdown is on …. Christmas is only about 20 days away, so today I’m sharing a Christmas card while there’s still plenty of time to make some. Although at this time of year it is HOT where I live, snowmen are always fun for a holiday card!

Here is how I created my card:

Step 1 –

  • Using two of the patterned papers from the ModaScrap White Christmas Patterned Paper pack, die cut both pieces using the second largest rectangle from the Fitted Rectangles die set.
  • Cut the polka dot paper down so it measures 1 1/2 inches. Set aside the scrap to use for the inside of the card!
  • Using the scallop edge from the Valentine Edges die set, die cut a border using Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere this edge to the back of the top of the polka dot patterned paper so the scallops are the only thing showing.
  • Adhere this panel to the bottom of the other rectangle.

Step 2 –

  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Layer the panel created in step 1 to this layer.
  • Cut a piece of burgundy cardstock so it measures 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Score and fold along the long side at 4 1/4 inches to create a top folding card that measures 5 1/2 inches x 4 1/4 inches.
  • Adhere the layers created above to the front of the fold card.

Step 3 –

  • Using black ink, stamp the word “Celebrate” from the A Way With Words – Happy Birthday Collection onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Die cut the sentiment using a Stitched Circles die that closely fits around the words.
  • Layer onto a burgundy circle that was cut with the Dotted Scallop Circles die that fits around the Stitched Circle.
  • Adhere the sentiment circle to the lower right corner of the card front.

Step 4 – 

  • Using the Stitched Circles die set, two circles from White Soft Finish Cardstock. One of the circles should have Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front.
  • Sponge the circle that has no adhesive with blue ink to create a sky background.
  • Cut the circle that has the Clear Double Sided Adhesive using the snow border from the Adventure Edges die set. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive and cover with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Return any excess glitter to the jar and polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
  • Adhere the snowy glittered layer to the bottom of the full circle.

Step 5 – 

  • Using black ink, stamp the snowman with scarf from the Snowman & Gifts Clear Stamp set onto White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Color image as desired.
  • Die cut image using coordinating die.
  • Adhere snowman to the circle panel using foam tape to add dimension.
  • Using the Dotted Scallop Circles die set, cut a circle from burgundy cardstock. Layer the snowman circle onto the burgundy circle.
  • Adhere the circle to the left side of the card so that this circle overlaps the smaller circle  as shown in the photo above.
  • Apply White Nuvo Drops to the sky above and around the snowman, as well as randomly around the sentiment.

Step 6 Inside of Card –

  • Using the Fitted Rectangles die set, die cut the second largest rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Cut the polka dot patterned paper that was left over from the front of the card to 1 1/4 inches.
  • Using the scallop edge from the Valentine Edges die set, die cut a border using Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere this edge to the back of the top of the polka dot patterned paper so the scallops are the only thing showing.
  • Adhere this panel to the bottom of the white rectangle.
  • Using the second largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles die set, die cut a rectangle from Olive Twist Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Layer the white rectangle to the olive rectangle and adhere to inside of card.

Step 7 – 

  • Using black ink, stamp “Christmas greetings” from the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set to the centre of the white panel.
  • Stamp the large snowflake and bird with heart onto a scrap of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Color as desired and die cut using coordinating dies.
  • Adhere to inside of card per the photo above.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Cardstock – Burgundy

Inks – Black, Blue

White Nuvo Drops

Foam Tape

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3 Comments

  • Reply Kathleen Adams December 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Really adorable Francis! If only I had unlimited funds I’d have Els ship me everything!

  • Reply Elliott Esther December 4, 2017 at 5:37 am

    So cute! The snowman is one of people’s favorite designs on cards etc.

  • Reply SandraSue Knight December 4, 2017 at 5:35 am

    I love it! I love the colors you used, not just red and green. Thanks for sharing.

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