Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snow Guy

Can you believe it's snowing here today in West Texas...big huge flakes?!! I LOVE it, and hope it sticks around awhile. And the weather reminded me I have a card I forgot to post that I made last month. It's simple, but uses Ranger Alcohol Ink and Gloss Cardstock...some of my favs!  Here is the tutorial as well if you want to make one yourself.
Cut a piece of 12x12 Gloss Paper to 8.5x5.5 inches and fold in half to make an A2 sized card base (4.25x5.5 inches). Cut another 3.75x4.5 inches to use as the sky portion, and other another smaller piece 3x4.5 to use of the snow portion. Also, die cut the Assembly Snowman with the Gloss Cardstock as well.
Shake Snow Cap and Silver Mixative until the ball inside is going crazy, and apply a drop of each into a piece of felt on the Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool. Add about three drops of Sail Boat Blue, and begin pouncing the ink onto the base card front. You don't have to cover the whole thing like I did, as you will only see the edges.
Using the sky portion card, apply Cloudy Blue to a new piece of felt and pounce that on about 3/4 of the way down. Take a Mini Ink Blending Tool, and apply a few squirts of Alcohol Blending Solution and one drop of Snow Cap Mixative to it, let it set a minute, while you layer the Holiday Knit Stencil over the sky. You don't want it too wet. Lightly pounce the tool onto the stencil. You won't see a lot happening, but when you remove the stencil, those portions will be lighter.
Use Cloudy Blue and Snow Cap and pounce that of the smaller piece of Gloss Cardstock and cut those into three smaller pieces larger to smaller.
Apply Pitch Black to the hat, eyes, and buttons, Caramel to the branch arms, Cloudy Blue to the scarf, Poppyfield to the berries, Botanical to the leaf, and Sunset Orange to the nose.
Apply Cloudy Blue and Snow Cap to the bottom and edges of the round snowman body parts.
Tear the edges of the snow pieces, and adhere them together with Multi Matte, staggering the pieces.
Assemble the snowman with Multi Matte and Adhesive Foam for a 3D look. Add Cranberry Stickles to the berries, and do a little line work to the scarf and leaf with a Fude Ball Pen. Ink the edges of the snowman with Jet Black Archival, and snip the edges of the scarf for a frayed look.
Stitch the borders of the sky portion and the snow pieces so that all is together. Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black, and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
Attach the sky and snow to the base card using the Adhesive those!
Ink the edges of the card with Wendy's Cornflower Blue Archival and stamp the tiny snowflakes onto the bottom portion of the snowman. Give him a quick dry with a heat tool, and attach him onto the card with Foam Tape, tucking him into the bottom of the snow piece. Add Mercury Glass Stickles to the middle of the snowflakes and adhere Mirrored Stars randomly on the card.
Until next time...stay warm!!!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. WOW wonderful winter creation. love all the details and the coloring, really gorgeous designed!
    Hugs Anja

  2. He really is just the cutest snowman ever - quirky and fun and I love the holiday knit background you created. I get the impression that you don't get snow all that often, we don't either but we do have a little at the moment too... the kids next door built a snowman, a little like yours - really cute! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Oh my goodness! SO adorable, Anita! LOVE this little guy!!

  4. This is great! I love the background & the snowman is so cute.

  5. A wintry snowman indeed, just like our weather here in Scotland!


  6. This is snow cute Anita….sorry couldn't help myself ;-) Enjoy the snow - we seem to be in a no snow area where we live. My Mum is twenty minutes away and she had a white garden …us …..not a flake! TFS x

  7. A great design and I love the stitching included in it. How lucky you are to have snow, looks like we are going to miss out again this winter.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xx

  8. This is one of the cutest snowmen I have ever seen! I love all of the details on him. Well done. Sounds like we'll be getting a little snow here tomorrow, it'll be a day to stay home and craft. ;-) Take care, hugs ~ Renee xx

  9. Your touch is so original and i love it so much! I apologize for my absence ,but anyway I see all your works and you are always an incredible artist! BArbarayaya

  10. Anita--I will gladly send you some of my snow ;) LOL!! Especially to keep this little Snow Guy around :) He's soooo wonderful on his GORGEOUS faded layers background and then those cute little glittery snowflakes on his body!! Too sweet and playful!! OK--now you've got me wanting to create for Winter/Christmas again!! XOXO-Shari

  11. Wow , I can't believe it snowed in Texas!! Yipes! Perfect card for the occasion then! Love the glossy background and the technique with the alcohol is brilliant! Such a frosty scene for an apparently frosty day!! hugs :)

  12. What a fabulous frosty shimmer to him - he's a delight!
    Alison xx


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