Masking is the tried and true technique I used to create the snow family on this card. It’s a great way to create depth on a single layer of card stock. And, here’s another hint. Once you create a mask, don’t toss it out. Store it in the case with the stamp set. That way you’ll already have one ready if you ever need another mask in the future!!
Stamp Set:Stamp Sets:
Snow Place stamp set (Photopolymer 138738) -Sold in bundle with Snow Friends Framelits Dies (140844)
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)
Cherry Cobbler ink (12696)
Old Olive ink (126953)
Pumpkin Pie Marker (Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers 131259)
Real Red Marker (100052)
Paper: (including cutting dimensions):
Real Red (102482): 8 1/2” x 5 1/2” for card base; 3 1/2” x 2 3/4” for matte
Basic Black (121045): 4” x 3”
Whisper White (100730): 2 1/2” x 3” ; sentiment piece trimmed to 2” x 3/4”
Brights Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138434): Real Red 2” x 5 1/2”
Big Shot (113439)
Snow Friends Framelits Dies (139664) -Sold in bundle with Snow Friends Framelits Dies (140844)
Two Way Glue Pen (100425)
Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Scrap paper or Post-It Note for Mask
1. Score and fold card base. Set aside.
2. Create a small snowman mask by stamping snowman onto the scrap paper and then cut with coordinating framelit.
3. Stamp the small snowman image in the center of the Whisper White card stock piece as shown, using black ink. Cover with the mask. Then stamp the large snowman to the left of the small snowman, making sure the head is about 1/4” down from the top of the card stock piece. Next, stamp the large snowman body to the right of the small snowman (without removing the mask!). The top of this head is about 3/4” from the top. Remove mask.
4. Add hat, ear muffs, and buttons by stamping in colors as shown (hat is black, ear muffs Real Red, buttons red and black).
5. Create holly “necklace” by inking the holly piece with Old Olive and stamping onto a small scrap. Use the Big Shot and coordinating die to cut out. Color over the green of the berries with the Real Red marker and attach with two-way glue. (Optional – if you feel brave, stamp directly onto the snowman and color the berries.)
6. Color the noses with Pumpkin Pie marker.
7. Attach the snow family piece to the Real Red matte piece, then to the Basic Black piece. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on back.
8. Stamp the sentiment with Memento ink and trim to above size.
9. Assemble the card front. Figure out where your sentiment will be. Then, attach the designer paper strip, placing the snowman piece on top.
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