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Trio of cards: Snowman and Birch Trees

Snowman Cards Making Frosty Friends Laurel Beard

Hi there! Today I am pleased as punch to be guesting with The Foiled Fox again! WOOT WOOT!  I adore these folks! I’ve created a trio of cards that have a beautiful Birch background stamp and some fun snowmen from the Making Frosty Friends stamp set and coordinating die.

To create the first two cards, I inked up the Birch Background stamp with just two colors of distress inks:  stormy sky and blueprint sketch. Then I spritzed it lightly with water and pressed my watercolored cardstock onto the stamp. (WITHOUT re-inking the stamp, I stamped it again onto another pieced of watercolored cardstock and the background to my second card was born – more on that in a bit).

Snowman Cards Making Frosty Friends Laurel Beard

I then stamped various elements from the Making Frosty Friends stamp set and built up the scene. I used the Snow Marker to create the “snow” effect on the scarf, hat and ground.

Snowman Cards Making Frosty Friends Laurel Beard

My next card used the same inked stamp from the above card so you can see the lighter, softer background I achieved by not re-inking my stamp. This technique is sometimes to referred to as second generation stamping or stamping off. I’m just lazy so I like I can get two backgrounds from one sitting, lol!

Snowman Cards Making Frosty Friends Laurel Beard

I thought having the little  kid snowman standing on his Dad’s head would be funny, lol! It’s the little things people… HE HE!

Snowman Cards Making Frosty Friends Laurel Beard

And lastly for my third card , I created the background panel with three color distress inks:  Black Soot,  Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire.  and I inked up the Birch Background stamp with Versamark ink, dumped on some embossing powder and heat set it.

Snowman Cards Making Frosty Friends Laurel Beard

I added a few of the images from the same snowman stamp set and voila, this card is finished! I left this card sentiment free so I can use it for any occasion.

Snowman Cards Making Frosty Friends Laurel Beard

A trio of winter cards….. Yes please. I’m still waiting for the hard winter I have been warned repeatedly about (I’m in Connecticut now)…. It snows and then a few days later it melts.. I think the most snow we have gotten so far is 5 inches.

Snowman Cards Making Frosty Friends Laurel Beard

Thanks to Shauna at the Foiled Fox for having me back!!

All the supplies I used in today’s cards can be found at The Foiled Fox:

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5 Comments

  1. Laurel, you’re fantastic! Love the cards, each one is so cute!

  2. Frosty fun! LOVE all three of these cards! Especially the little one on Dad’s head! Adorable! TFS!

  3. Thank you for the adorable cards. I really like the major elements of birch trees, snowmen and snow. Perfect for January.. even though our snow in MA keeps melting too.

  4. Awesome Cards! So happy to see you use this older Stamp Set! It seems most designers use a stamp set for a company release & then that’s it – you don’t see that set in too many other cards throughout the blog world. I own this Lawn Fawn Frosty Friends set so I was really excited to see 3 new cards made with this set, thank you so much Laurel!!

  5. Tara Prince says:

    So cute!!

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