Little Snowman

From the Heart Stamps have a lovely little snowman as the image for their progressive challenge. This is my take on him.

SAM_1340 (watermarked)

Materials used:
From the Heart Stamps – Little Snowman
Bearly Mine – Winter Swirls 17 (unfortunately no longer in business because of the new EU Vat laws)
Snowflake Die (Spellbinders)
Copic and Spectrum Noir Pens
Stamping card
Printing card and paper
Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Sprinkles
Wink of Stella Shimmer Pen – Clear

I printed out a panel of the Winter Swirls on the right hand side of piece of card before folding it into an A5 card blank with the printing inside. I cut the front panel down to 11 cms so that when the card is closed part of the printed inside shows. I then printed out two A4 sheets of the same Winter Swirls paper, one I used as an insert and the other as the front panel.

SAM_1337 (watermarked)I printed out the Little Snowman onto stamping card and coloured in with the pens before cutting out the snowman and a small part of the snow under him. I put some wink of stella onto the pom-pom and trim of his hat. Taking the panel of patterned paper for the front I cut a slit along the snow drift long enough to slip the bottom of the snowman into. I inked the edges of the panel with black ink and then stuck it to the card front. The snowman is held in place by the part behind the paper.

Finally I die cut a snowflake from a snippet of paper and covered it with diamond sparkles before attaching it to the card front so that it overlaps the card opening.

When I finished the card I discovered that the front panel matches up to the back quite well, purely by chance. I was not so successful in matching the insert but it is not visible when the card is closed!

Thank you for popping in. Take care.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
From the Heart Stamps – stamp of the month challenge
Rudolph Day Challenge
Pixie’s Snippets Playground (the snowflake cut from a snippet)
Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge – Winter Wonderland


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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24 Responses to Little Snowman

  1. LesleyG says:

    sounds complicated! a very cute snowman card xxx

  2. jmhave44 says:

    Thanks for explaining just how you did this. Sounds like a nice technique to try, and it surely did turn out well with the computer generation of designs, the addition of that fab colored snowy cut out and popped up behind his little snowhill. Liked the way you popped that sparkly snowflake on the edge of the card too. Great design detail. Thanks for playing in 2015’s #1 Rudolph Day, and hope you can play each month. TFS & Hugs too.

  3. Sarn says:

    Awww . . . that is one VERY cute snowman! Love the background too.

    Happy Rudolph Day!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    • Pippa says:

      Thank you Sarn. I was a little out of my comfort zone as my Christmas makes tend to be traditional religious ones so I do not often get to build a snowman! 😉

  4. Di says:

    Oh how cute Pippa – and very clever with the folding too! Good luck in Exeter on Saturday, I’ll be in Southampton for the day – weather permitting of course.


    Di xx

    • Pippa says:

      Thanks Di. We do not get very big craft shows down this end of the country but this one is an annual event. If I am really lucky there is also one in September!

  5. Imke says:

    Amazing Card, Pippa and your coloring of “Little Snowman” is adorable !

    Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

    • Pippa says:

      Thank you Imke. I am not a great snowman card maker, I prefer the real thing, but this year I think this may be the nearest I get! The image was so cute too, I really enjoyed making him.

  6. scrappymo says:

    Lovely card Pippa. That is such an adorable little snowman. I like the way you enserted him onto a hill!

    Thank you for taking part in my first Rudolph Days challenge of 2015.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Super card, Pippa. The snowman is fab and beautifully coloured too. Elizabeth xx

  8. jimlynn01 says:

    This is not only pretty, but precious too! I love the way you did the background with the cute little snowman. Fantastic coloring on that little guy too. A perfect card for Christmas!

  9. Pippa, your card is so magnificent outside and in! Your snowman could not be more adorable and the background colors and snowflakes are phenomenal!! It’s great to meet you over at Rudolph’s and Pixie’s!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Golda says:

    This is a lovely card! I love your detailed explanation, as well. It’s so very nice when things line up and you just weren’t sure they would.

  11. Kathy Curry says:

    Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the way you printed out the image and folded it, great look. Thanks for playing along with us at FTHS for our Stamp of the Month Challenge.

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