Hi friends! Today, I wanted to share a Christmas card I made with a brand new stamp that Rachelle Anne Miller released called Do You Want to Build a Snowman?. I love the way the adorable boy and girl are building their snowman! It reminds me of my childhood when my sister and I would spend hours outside making snowmen every time we had a snowfall.
Printing and Coloring
I sized the image to fit into Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Square Frame die. Once I was happy with the image size, I printed it out onto Neenah solar white card stock using my laser printer. Then, I cut it out with my Brother Scan-N-Cut and started coloring with my Copic markers. I also used Prismacolor pencils on some parts to enhance the color. Here are the colors I used:
Blue-Green: G000, BG000, BG0000
Reds: R27, R24, R22
Brown: E25, E23, E21
Orange: YR18, YR16, YR12
Grey: W1, W0, W00
Tan: E42, E41, E40
Skin: E53, E51, E50
Cheeks: R20, R00
Red: PC924, PC122, PC926
Brown: PC946, PC945
Creating the Shaker
I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Square Frame die to cut several stitched square frames out of white card stock. Next, I glued them together, leaving one aside. I flipped the frame that I set aside over and glued acetate to the back of it. Then, I added this frame onto the other stack. Next, I made the back of the shaker card by cutting a square the same size as the frame out of white cardstock. Then I added Salvaged Patina over the top and side edges to create a sky background. Finally, I added sequins, seed beads, confetti, and snowflakes into the frame part and sealed it with the background piece.
Finishing the card
I wanted to place the image on top of a snowy hill at the bottom of the card, so I cut out a hill using Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders die. Then, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day stamp on the bottom of the hill. Next, I glued the hill and image onto the card’s front. I finished the card by adding the shaker panel onto a top folding card base.
Make sure to take out the rest of the release! All the stamps are perfect for holiday cards, and now is the perfect time to start making them! Here are some other shaker cards I have made. Also, check out my Instagram feed for more shaker card inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by! – Mona