Friday, 8 December 2017

Seasonal Chums Snowman

Hello, Crafters.

We had a super evening yesterday when Vicki and Leigh came over for dinner. 

Hubby is the chef in our house, and he served fresh homemade tomato soup, followed by turkey fondue, and finished off with Sharon fruit with homemade kulfi (Indian ice cream). 

It was all absolutely scrummy!

I made sure I had today's card made early yesterday, as I knew I wouldn't have time in the evening, which is when I normally make my card.

I stayed with the lamppost from the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits Dies, which I paired up with Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies. 

I've been having a look at all the stamp sets we have available that can be used with the lampposts and I'm surprised how many there are! 

I started today's card with a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) card base, with a layer of Basic Black CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS, which I dry embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

Using Tombow, I adhered the three pieces together, and I also adhered a layer of Basic Black CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS inside the card.

Using Basic Black CS, I die cut the double oval lamps,  as well as one single oval lamp and the lamppost.

Yesterday the penny dropped with me what the die of three "flower pots" in the Christmas Lamppost Thinlits Dies was for i.e. the backing of the straight sided lamps. 

As there wasn't something similar for the oval lamps, I wondered if the flower pots would fit - no such luck! 

I drew around the single lamp three times and cut out the backing I needed for the three lamps using Crushed Curry CS. 

Using Basic Black Archival Ink and Whisper White CS, I stamped the snowman from the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set. 

I coloured him using Marker Pens as follows: hat - Early Espresso, hat band - Soft Suede, robin - Crumb Cake and Real Red for his breast, rabbit - Smokey Slate, holly leaves and berries - Wild Wasabi and Real Red, carrot nose - Pumpkin Pie, scarf and mittens - Wild Wasabi and Real Red, snowman's body - Clear Wink of Stella Glitter. 

Then I die cut the snowman using the Seasonal Tags Framelits Die, and used my Paper Snips to cut the image into two parts, making sure the top of his hat was nicely rounded on the back and the front.

I thought the sentiment Let It Snow from the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set was very appropriate for the snowman.

The image has been stamped on Whisper White CS using Basic Black Archival Ink, and
I punched it out using the Everyday Label Punch.

Then I was ready to start assembling my card. 

First of all I adhered the lamppost to the centre of the card front using Tombow, and then I adhered the double oval lamps using Dimensionals - I decided not to use the third lamp!

I also used Dimensionals to adhere the snowman and the sentiment to the card front! 

I didn't follow my normal pattern when it came to decorating the inside of my card! 

Using Tombow, I adhered the back of the snowman to the back of the front of my card, so it was effectively on the back of the snowman on the front of the card! LOL!

The final touches included adding five Black Rhinestone Jewels - two on each oval lamp and one in the centre where the wrought iron arm of the two lamps meet up! 

I also used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to paint the Crushed Curry part of the lamps, and as well as all the snowflakes created by the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
I'm just as happy with today's card as I was with yesterday's card! Can I make it a hat trick tomorrow? Maybe I should use just one lamp tomorrow? Time will tell!

That's it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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