Die Cut Snowman and Holly

Good Wednesday morning.  My project today is a festive die cut snowman and holly card made using Rubbernecker Stamps Snowman paired with Holly, Deckle Hills, Tiny Leaves, Small Birds, Flower Buds and was framed using the Rectangle Combo Frame. I love how cute this snowman guy looks with his holly and tiny poinsettia bouquet against the Simple Stories Merry and Bright Collection paper. 

Come see how I made this die cut snowman and holly card.

The Frame and Deckle Hill Layer

  • Cut the Rectangle Combo frame using red cardstock.
  • Cut the Deckle Hill layer using white cardstock, trim it and attach to the back of the frame using double stick tape.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the designer paper card base.

Assemble The Snowman

  • Cut the Snowman body and twig arms using white cardstock and attach them together using glossy accents..
  • Cut the accessory pieces using red, black and orange cardstock.
  • Attach the hat sections together using glossy accents and attach to the head.
  • Attach the facial features, buttons and scarf to the snowman using glossy accents.
  • Color the twig arms using a walnut Copic marker and attach to the back of the snowman using glossy accents.

Come see how I made this fetive die cut snowman and holly card.

Complete the Scene

  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the snowman, tuck him in behind the snow layer and attach to the card base.
  • Cut a couple sections of the holly using green cardstock and the berries using red cardstock.
  • Cut the holly sections apart, arrange them to form the bouquet and attach to the body of the snowman using glossy accents.
  • Cut tiny flowers using red cardstock, form the flowers with a tiny tipped stylus and molding pad and attach them to the bouquet using glossy accents.
  • Cut tiny leaves using green cardstock, form them with the leaf tool and molding pad and attach them to the hat and scarf using glossy accents.
  • Attach red berry sections to the holly leaves on the bouquet, scarf and hat using glossy accents.
  • Attach a tiny piece of mounting tape to the back of one single bird and attach on the snow layer.
  • Finish the scene by applying sparkle to the berries and flowers using a clear overlay pen.

Come see how I made this fun die cut snowman and holly card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut snowman and holly card.  I think this snowman set is one of the cutest I’ve ever worked with.  It has so many parts and pieces.  I love the top hat and scarf but he is also cute made up with the ear muffs, mittens and ski cap to create different themed scene. Check out my Snowman Snowball Fight card post.  Thanks so much for coming by today and as always I appreciate your supportive comments. 

 
5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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Rectangle Combo #2 OPC Die 5132D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Simple Stories – Merry and Bright…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Circus…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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COPIC Sketch Marker E59, Walnut
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Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir…
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate…
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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Neighborhood Christmas Scene

Good Tuesday morning.  Today I’m stepping back ten years and sharing a Neighborhood Christmas Scene that is one of my all time favorites cards.  I love creating snow projects and have tried many techniques over the years in search of making the most realistic scenes possible.  This scene was made using Rubbernecker Stamps Neighborhood and I believe I used the top portion of the pine tree from the 3 Pine Trees set to create the background tree images.  Over the years I have seen crafting techniques and styles come and go but some remain timeless.

Come see how I made this neighborhood Christmas scene.

Masking and Creating the Scene

  • Die cut a circle using printer paper and a circle die to create a mask for the scene.
  • Apply mono adhesive reversible to the back of the circle mask and attach it to the scene base.
  • Stamp the neighborhood image on the scene base with black pigment ink and heat set.
  • Stamp the neighborhood image a second time on printer paper and out out the houses using snips.
  • Apply mono adhesive to the back of the houses and attach them over the image on the scene base to create a mask.
  • Stamp the trees using green ink and heat set.
  • Apply yellow ink with a dauber around the roof tops and trees to create the moon in the sky.
  • Apply blue ink with a dauber to create the night sky around the moon and heat set.
  • Remove the mask from the houses and watercolor them using blue and yellow reinker and heat set.

Create the Snow

  • Apply Liquid Applique to the ground area, lightly smooth it out with your finger to remove the dreaded blobs and bubbles and heat with a heat gun.
  • Apply white pigment ink to the Liquid Applique snow base, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat with a heat gun.  This step helped create a whiter snow layer to match the white background.
  • Use a tiny brush to apply white pigment ink reinker to the roof tops to create the appearance of snow and icicles.
  • Sprinkle white embossing powder to the roof tops and heat with the heat gun.
  • Stamp the falling snow in the sky area and over the houses using white pigment ink and emboss with white embossing powder. 
  • Note:  It is very important to heat set the inks as you go along to avoid having the white embossing powder sticking in places that you don’t want.

Complete the Card

  • Apply a white layer to the blue card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Remove the circle frame mask from the scene base.
  • Layer the scene base on blue cardstock.
  • Attach a ribbon and a multi loop bow around the scene base and attach using glue dots.
  • Attach the scene layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.

I really love how the reverse masked frame highlighted the neighborhood Christmas scene on the white layer.  I hope you enjoyed taking a step back in time with me.  I linked items that come as close as possible to the supplies that I used ten years ago to create this project.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have  great day.

 
NeighborHood 62-03kk
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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Nested Circle Die Cut Set 5002D
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Brilliance Ink Pad, Graphite Black
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Peeled Paint
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Weathered Wood
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Scattered Straw
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Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad, Unicorn White
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Ranger Artist Brush Set (7 Piece)
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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Liquid Applique, White
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Mono Adhesive (Temporary) Dispenser -…
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Sponge Daubers for Ink, Paint, Glue …
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
[ ELZ | ELH ]
Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
[ ELZ ]
EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
[ ELH ]
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
[ ELH ]
Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
[ ELH ]
PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
[ ELH ]
Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate…
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
[ SZZ | SBC ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
[ ELH | SZZ | SBC ]
Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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Clean and Simple Poinsettia Card

Good Monday morning.  My project today is a clean and simple poinsettia card made using the Rubbernecker Poinsettia #1 paired with the Berries, Greenery and Square Combo Frame. I really like the simplicity of the pink poinsettia and green foliage against the white framed background.  Don’t laugh but I got this card totally put together and realized I had failed to put a Christmas sentiment in the lower portion of the frame before I attached it to the card base.  Oh well…it’s still pretty. Maybe I can fit a die cut sentiment in the opening. 

Come see how I made this clean and simple poinsettia card.

Assembling The Poinsettia

  • Cut the flower out once using pink cardstock and the largest flower section twice using pink cardstock.
  • Cut the tiny flowers out using yellow cardstock.
  • Use mini applicators to apply Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick ink to all the flower petals to add depth of color.
  • Place the flower sections face down on the molding pad and form the petals using the large round stylus.
  • Place the flower sections face up on the molding pad and push down in the center using the small tipped stylus to push the petals up.
  • Begin assembling the flower by attaching the layers together using glossy accents.  Off set the layers so no petals are lined directly over each other. I used two green layers on the bottom to create a full base.
  • Form the tiny flower centers using a small tipped stylus and molding pad and attach in the flower center using glossy accents.

Come see how I made this pretty clean and simple poinsettia card.

The  Berry Branches and Greenery

  • Cut the berry branches and greenery using green cardstock.
  • Cut the berries for  the holly using pink cardstock.
  • Apply glossy accents to the berry bases and use the jewel picker to pick up the berries and attach.
  • Apply Worn Lipstick ink to the berries to add a depth of color.

Create the Arrangement

  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the poinsettia and attach it to the card base.
  • Tuck the berry branches under the flower petals and holly and attach with glossy accents.
  • Tuck the greenery sections under the flower petals and attach with glossy accents.

Come see how I made this lovely clean and simple poinsettia card.

I hope you have been inspired to get out your poinsettia, berry branches and greenery dies to make a clean and simple poinsettia card of your own. I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great day and a great week.