Good Saturday morning. Before I start talking about my project I want to thank all of you for the comments on my anniversary blog post. You have given me so many new holiday dies to go and check out (cha ching $$$) and you touched my heart with your wonderful compliments. Click here if you didn’t see my anniversary post and would like to check out my blog candy offering.
I have a whimsical snowflake framed snowman scene to share with you today made using the Impression Obsession Snowflake Background, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Christmas Icons and Evergreen trees. The frame was cut using Spellbinders Classic Ovals large and small.
I love the snowflake background die and decided to experiment by cutting a frame opening in the center. Well….don’t look too close because the opening is a little lower than center but who’s counting inches. LOL!
I cut the snowflake background, laid it on the magnetic platform, centered the oval die on it and cut. I created a frame using the same die that I used to cut the opening and one size larger. I attached the frame to the opening with rolled up 1/2” double stick tape. The pictures below show the steps using a narrower tape but it works the same with the wider tape.
Attach the tape to a hard surface.
Roll up with your fingers to create a long thin string of adhesive.
Cut the tape to desired lengths with your snips.
I cut about 3/4s of the snowflake background border off and attached it to the back of the rectangle frame with 1/8” double stick tape. I cut a small snow section with deckle scissors and attached to the back of the oval frame with double stick tape. I attached rolled up 1/2” double stick tape all the way around the back of the rectangle frame, added small support pieces to the back of the snowflakes and attached the frame to the card base. Hint: as much as I love my mounting tape I find the rolled up double stick tape works great when I need to mount a piece with thin borders like this frame.
I cut the snowman and attached black cardstock to the back with glossy accents to cover the eye and button openings. I hand cut a tiny little hat and decorated with tiny pieces of foliage and berries. I tied a thin piece of red ribbon around his neck for a scarf. I cut a tiny piece of orange cardstock for his nose. I cut and crimped the trees and attached to the card base with mounting tape. I attached the snowman in the scene with mounting tape.
Here’s a closer view. I frayed both ends of the ribbon scarf.
This would be a perfect card for any little boy or girl from age 2 to 92. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”