Good Thursday morning. My Impression Obsession die cut snowball fight scene was made for the “Make it Sparkle” design team challenge. I sure hope you’ll come and play along with us. You can see all the challenge details and prize information on the Impression Obsession Blog.
For my project I used the Snowball Fight silhouette die paired with the Three Trees, Pine Sprig Cluster, Cardinals and framed using the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2. I decided to create colored and clothed versions of the snowball fighters instead of using them as a silhouette.
The Frame,Trees and Snow
- Cut the rectangle frame using red cardstock.
- Cut the three trees frame using Kraft cardstock.
- Cut two snow layers using white cardstock.
- Use deckle scissors to cut the top edge of the snow layers to create a more natural uneven snowy ground line.
- Apply white gesso to the branches of the tree using a small tipped brush and set aside to dry.
- Apply Cosmic glitter glue to the two snow sections, sprinkle with clear glitter and set aside to dry.
Assemble the Frame, Trees and Snow
- Apply double stick tape to the lower back of the the frame and attach the front snow layer.
- Apply strips of mounting tape tall the way around the back of the frame and attach the second snow layer.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the second snow layer and then attach the three trees to the back of the frame.
- Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the blue card base.
Assemble the Snowball Fighters
- Cut one set of the figures using white cardstock and cut a couple sets using blue cardstock and red cardstock to cut apart to mix and match.
- Color the faces of the white figures using a Copic marker cut the heads off.
- Cut off the hands and snowball portion of the white figures.
- Cut the jacket and head portion off of both the red figure and blue figures.
- Cut off a red pair of boots and a blue pair of boots.
- Carefully cut out the face portion of the red and blue figures, apply glossy accents to the back of each head and jacket portion and attach them to the heads with the colored faces.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the red head and jacket section and attach it over the blue body.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of the blue head and jacket section and attach it over the red body.
- Apply glossy accents to the boots, attach the red to the blue pants and the blue to the red pants.
- Cut off the red and blue hand sections of the figures that are holding the snowballs, replace with the white snowball sections and attach with glossy accents.
- Apply glitter glue to the snowballs and sprinkle with clear glitter.
- Create scarves with ribbon and attach around the neck of the figures using glue dots.
- Piecing all the parts and pieces together was much easier to accomplish than writing out the steps. LOL! I hope it makes sense to you.
The Pine Sprigs, Cardinals and Snowball Fighters
- Cut a couple sections of the pine sprigs using green cardstock.
- Tuck the sprigs in behind the snow layers and attach with glossy accents.
- Apply touches of gesso to the tips of the sprigs using a brush.
- Cut the cardinals using red cardstock, apply black to the beaks using a black marker and attach in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.
- Apply glue dots to the feet and leg portions of the figures and double pieces of mounting tape to the upper bodies and attach them in the scene.
I’d love to have a dollar for every snowball I threw at my sisters during our youth. I can still feel my frozen feet after long hours of sleigh rides and snowball fights. We had so much fun.
I hope you have been inspired by my Impression Obsession die cut snowball fight project. Thanks for coming by and I hope to see what you come up with for the challenge.