October 03, 2023

Peeking Snowman

Hello there.  I’m back today with another non-traditional colour Christmas card featuring another new product from a recent Hero Arts order.  I used the Peeking Snowman die for my card.  This snowman couldn’t be any cuter, right?.… wellll, how about with two of his friends joining him! 😉

Except for the main part of the top hat which was die cut from dark gray, all pieces were die cut from white cardstock.  The carrot noses and the toque hat brim were coloured/shaded with Copic Sketch markers, while ink blending with distress inks (DI) using blender brushes was done on the rest.

Copic markers used:
toque brim - C1/2/3 
carrot - Y38, YR04/07/27 
shading - C00/1/2
DI used:
purples - Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion 
top hat - Black Soot

Used the Crop-a-dile (remember that tool? 😂) to punch out the eyes from black cardstock.  The birch tree (retired My Favorite Things die) was die cut from Bristol paper and inked with Pumice Stone DI.  The sentiment from Winter Foliage was heat embossed on black cardstock with white embossing powder.  It was a bit crowded on a standard A2 size card, so the card was assembled onto an A6 size (4.5x6-inch) Bristol panel that was lightly ink blended with Shaded Lilac DI at the top.  Added falling snow and highlights to their eyes with a white gel pen to finish.  

Almost forgot to mention that partial die cutting of the hat on the front snowman was done using the circle opening part of the peeking snowman die.  Hope that makes sense.  Anyway, that does it for my card.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Tic Tac Toe - #228 Featured Designer Felicity   (diagonal - Purple, Orange, Black)
NBUS #55 - new die


Loll said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is so adorable Trina! LOVE all the special touches you've added to these die-cuts. Amazing card, my friend. xx

Diane said...

These guys couldn't be any cuter, love them in the purples too!!
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Brenda in IN said...

They are all so cute. Won't be long and we'll be building them from snow instead of paper.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Total cuteness! Love the purple ☃️

ElizStewart said...

Trina... so loving your trio of purple snowmen. They are just the cutest! It is so hard to find a really cute snowman but yours are adorable! Fabulous card. Thanks so much for joining and sharing at Tic Tac Toe this week!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What an adorable trio of peeking snowmen, Trina!! Love how you've modified the stocking hat for a different look & as always, your coloring is stunning!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

WOW! You always make my jaw fall to the ground! :D Your colouring/inking/blending/adding white gel pen... all them are more than stunning, Trina!!!
Those cute and cheerful snowmen look as they are 3D! Amazing in purple and with all the snowfall!
I remember the Crop-a-Dyle :D I use it to cut the cardboard corners, I don't have the circle tool.

Lynda said...

Simply stunning, just stunning. I'm still agape at the colouring and effect you have created.....bear with me a moment.....nope - still in awe.... Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Bonnie said...

What a fun card, Trina! These peeking snowmen are such fun and your coloring is awesome as always! Love, love, love this!

Lisa Elton said...

I've seen several cards made with this die and yours is by far my favorite! My goodness, Trina, this is extra CUTE!!

Maria said...

Love the adorable peeking snowmen in purple, so cute!!

Susan said...

Adorable snowmen peeking around the birch tree! Love them all in that gorgeous purple!

Lia said...

It's me again to say that I LOVE these cute little guys. They really make me smile!

Christine Alexander said...

so totally adorable Trina, I might just have to get that peeking snowman ♥

Papercraft Boutique said...

"Fun and adorable" times 3, Trina! Your coloring is absolutely beautiful, and the highlights and shadows bring the snowmen to life! Love the creative way you've used the snowman dies!
Hideko xx

Cindy Beach said...

Trina, I am always WOW'ed by your cards but this one couldn't be more special. Your coloring is amazing, and brings those snowmen to life! I love it!

Frannie R said...

Super cute card! The purple colors are fantastic and really make your card stand out.

Anonymous said...

I adore this card😊

Lisa Gordon said...

I adore this card

BożenA said...

Your coloring is brilliant. I love this lurking bunch of snowmen.