Saturday, September 2, 2017

Snowman Card for So Suzy Stamps September Release

Hello crafty friends,

I am very excited about my debut with the So Suzy Stamps Design Team.  This release has already been lots of fun to play with and the first card I was inspired to make is with this cute snowman.  The expression on its face and the outstretched arms to the sky just called out to me.



What better background than a beautiful sky with lots of snowflakes?  This one was created using all three of the new snowflake stamps included in this new release using a heat embossing resist technique.   I created a template to use so that I could be consistent in the placement of the stamping since I decided to create multiple backgrounds like this one and it comes in handy when you need to mass produce and have to move the stamps to different positions during the process.  I show the technique in the video if you want to copy this approach.  I did this because it is very difficult to see Versamark ink on white cardstock and I wanted to avoid stamping on top of a previously stamped position.

The snowman was stamped with Memento black ink because I colored with alcohol (mostly Copic) markers.

I had an idea to add a textured, realistic snow bank at the bottom.  Learning from a past oopsie, I took a different approach to using Ranger texture paste so it would not end up warped.  I used a piece of clear plastic packaging (the more rigid the better) and cut it into the general shape I wanted, then used a spatula to apply the texture paste.  Once it was dry I glued it to the background panel with the snowman tucked just behind.

The only part of this card not shown in the video is the inside stamping, which was done with the large snowflake and peace stamp using Distress Oxide Broken China and the Misti.


For the full details, please watch my video below.  The links to all the products are at the end of the post (Note: affiliate links are being used for which I earn a small commission - if you use them to purchase- at no additional cost to you)




For a limited time there are some special incentives being offered by So Suzy Stamps - please see the details below.



Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or feedback on this project.  I do a little happy dance every time I see a new comment and respond to them all.

Hugs,

Teresa

5 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your tutorial! You created an amazing card.

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    1. Michelle I really appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. Glad you liked it!

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  2. This is truly phenomenal, wow~ and what a great idea to put the "snow" onto a plastic sheet. The warping of paper has always bothered me when I use Snow Tex to make "snow". This is going to be my go-to technique from now on! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Crissy - so thrilled you stopped by and left this message and happy to hear that you found my tip helpful!!!

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