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Let it Snow!

Hi everyone, today I’m showing you the first Christmas card I created for this years holiday season, and no, I don’t really want it to snow right now, since I don’t really like winter, but the snowman on this card project would probably totally love it! Let’s get started!

Step 1:

I started my card project by drawing out the design from the Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art mask (470.713.780) onto design paper using a white gel pen. As you can see I altered the design of the mask! Next I cut out the design with my scissors and I distressed the edges with a paper distresser (but you can also use your scissors).

Step 2:

I also draw and cut out the shape of my base card using craft card stock. The snowman image is a ready to go image (initially from Whimsy Stamps) that I found in my stash. I die cut a slightly larger circle shape for this also from craft card stock. All these panels I distressed as well.

Step 3:

To add some fun elements to my green design paper I first applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste” over a TCW stencil (TCW720s) using a palette knife and set aside to dry.

When dry I splattered on this same background using a Pearl Colour by Finetec (Coliro GmbH) in the colour “Arabic Gold” using a brush and let that dry.

Step 4:

For my decorative elements I hand cut a strip from red design paper and distressed the edges. I also die cut snow flakes from pale blue card stock using the Crealies Duo Dies CLDD49 die set. My sentiment is a Stamplorations die called “Let it Snow” Phrase Die, this I die cut from the same craft coloured card stock as I used for my other brown elements. And my flourish decorative element is by Memory Box and is called “Amira”, I die cut that one from gold glitter card stock and than cut it in half using my scissors.

Step 5:

Next I edged the blue snowflakes with Spectrum Noir Water-Reactive Ink in “Silent Night” using a foam applicator tool and all the brown elements and my card base with “Friar Brown”.

Step 6:

Time to put my project together: I adhered the green design paper panel and the base card panel together using liquid glue. I also adhered both circle shaped elements together using liquid glue. Next I adhered the red strip to my combined base panels using one millimetre thick foam tape. Leaving room on the edges I next adhered the snowman on top and finished with adding the glitter flourish, the snowflakes and the sentiment using liquid glue.

Detail picture:

And that is it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!

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