Dies & Punches Snowman


Good Morning!  This is the card I made for this week's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog challenge.  This week's challenge is to use die cuts and punched pieces on our projects.  I always wanted to make a snowman using the top note die and I figured this challenge was perfect for giving it a try.

I'll list what punches I used below.

Top Note Die- snowman body
3/4" Circle Punch- snowman eyes
Owl Punch- circles for the mouth
1 1/4" Square Punch- insert orange card stock in slightly for triangle for nose
Blossom Bouquet Flower Punch- the three red flowers on the hat
Little Leaves Sizzlit Die- leaves on the hat
Word Window Punch- for the sentiment

The snowman hat is dry embossed using my square lattice embossing folder.  The rim of the hat is not embossed.  I cut the black card stock first and then ran it through my big shot machine.  You'll want to always remember to cut/punch first and then emboss (it's usually much easier this way).

I'm not sure if you noticed, but I pulled out my SU chalks and I used the light pretty in pink chalk just to give the cheeks of the snowman some color.  The rest of my card was a matter of punching out the pieces and assembling them together.

Below are two more photos so that you can see my card close up.




Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a great weekend!

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  White, Black, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, DSP- Subtles Paper Stack
Ink:  Black Stazon
Supplies:  Brands, SU Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool- for hole in flowers for brad, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, Owl Punch- for the circles of the mouth, 1 1/4" Square Punch- for the nose, SU chalks- for the pink cheeks, Glue Dots, Word Window Punch, Blossom Bouquet Flower Punch, White Gel Pen, Tombow Multi Glue
Technique:  Dry Embossing, Punch Art

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13 comments:

Pia S said...

What a great use of dies - I love your cute snowman. Love the detail of the pink on his cheeks

Rocky said...

Very clever use of the die for his face, I have that shape and never thought of that, brilliant!

Athina said...

I love the extra touch of embossing the hat. Very cute card!

Mynnette said...

Patty, this is so cute! LOVE the die cuts and colors together--what a fun card!!! :)

Amy V. said...

Great card! Thank you for demonstrating another use for the Top Note die...I love learning new ideas for that one!!

Stacy Sheldon said...

Your cards been mentioned in the what have you pinned this week thread on splitcoaststampers... see post #43

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/general-stamping-talk-f17/what-did-you-pin-week-t562993-2.html

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness Patty - you are the queen of punched and die cut characters! Just love this snowman! Another CASE card for me! Hugs D

AnnMarie said...

Cute, cute card!! What a clever way to use thee top note die! :)

Carolina Little said...

Such a cute snowman Patty!!!. I love punch art... I'm not good at all at it but I love to see what others create and your card is beautiful!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is just so much fun Patty! Love those rosy cheeks!

Heather B said...

So cute!!

Ruth M said...

Oh my giddy aunt Patty, this is amazing! I love your handsome snowman! Thanks so much for sharing the details too - I feel a CASE coming on!
Ruth x