Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Peeking Snowman

Here's my take on the sketch challenge at The Paper Players. I had lots of fun with this one! I started by punching the snowflake from  dark green cardstock and then cut around it to form a hexagon. I drew snowflakes with a white gel pen all around this and then misted it with frost shimmer spritz followed by a light inking with a green ink. I then punched the snowman , added the facial features and buttons with a marker. The scarf and hat were punched from designer paper and black cardstock.  I cut the red patterned paper into rectangles and adhered it to the yellow patterned paper.  As I was placing all the bits and pieces on the yellow patterned paper, I realized that the yellow needed just a bit more so I wrote the  words Merry Christmas repeatedly across the surface.  I adhered the hexagon to the center with dimensional adhesive and added the green snowflakes to the red panels after lightly inking them with green ink.

Snowman punch: Martha Stewart
Snowflake punch: EK Success
Green Pigment Ink:  Studio G
Frost Shimmer Spritz: Tsukineko
3D Dots: EK Tools
Adhesive: Scotch ATG
Green Cardstock:  Sorry, I don't know the source
Designer Papers: Oriental Trading
Gelly Roll Pen: Sakura

Thanks for taking a peek today!


  1. What an adorable little snowman peeking out from your hexagon! Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players sketch this week and sharing your card with us!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments. It was a fun challenge.

  2. This is so creative, Brenda! I love how you created your background paper! Your handwriting is so cute! It is the perfect look! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your comments. I loved playing along this week.

  3. Such a fun card, Brenda! Hexagons are so "in" right now, so what a cool focal point for your sweet snowman. I really like the creative way you used your handwriting to create the background paper. Such a great idea! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)