Monday, July 16, 2012

Convention 2012 Swap - Snow Much Fun

This card is for the Above and Beyond Christmas Card Swap.  It is a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" card but it can stand and be displayed.  When I send cards like this or the stair step card, I always get lots of complements and people love that they can display them easier.  They become part of their holiday decor.

First stamp your snowman on the Whisper White Cardstock with Stazon Black ink.  We use Stazon so that it wont smear when we color it in.

Then stamp the tag and the label and punch them out.  I then used the 1/16" Circle Punch to make a hole in the tag.

Color in the snowman using Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Ridinghood Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede Markers.  The stamp has shadow markers on it.  Use those to help make shadowing easy!

I sponged the edges with Soft Suede and a Sponge Dauber.

Using the Color Spritzer Tool, I sprayed the paper with Baja Breeze ink.  This gives the background something and it almost looks like its snowing :)

I tore a strip of fabric from Spice Cake Fabric.  I roughed up the edges a lot by pulling strings.  Then I wrapped it around the card and tied it in the front.

I then used Linen Thread to tie the label to the fabric.

Layer the entire snowman onto Ridinghood Red Cardstock. 

Now for the card base.  The base card dimensions are 4-1/4" x 8-1/2".  Using your Simply Scored, score the base at 4-1/4" as shown below.

Then using the Diagonal Plate, Score the front of the card from corner to corner as shown below.

Using Dimensionals, adhere the label to the inside of the card as shown below.

Fold the to score lines inward so that the flap catches on the label.

Here is another view of how the card folds while looking at the inside of the card.

Adhere the Snowman part to the triangle  that folds inward.  This picture is looking at the outside of the card.

Now, when you fold the card closed it looks like this...

...but if you fold it on the triangle fold it sits up!

Stamp Set(s) - Tiny Tags, Perfect Punches, snow Much Fun
Card Stock - Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Ridinghood Red, Soft Suede
Ink - Ridinghood Red, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Black StazOn
Accessories - Simply Scored, Diagonal Plate, Dimensionals, 1-3/4" scallop Circle Punch, Linen Thread, Tiny Tag Punch, Spice Cake Fabric, Color Spritzer Tool, 1/16" Circle Punch, Sponge Dauber

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