I love snow. Especially North Carolina snow. It falls and looks so pretty and everything stops or slows down. By the time we're sick of it, it's gone. And it's amazing how the children, big and small, can make a snowman with very little snow.
On Saturday, some friends and I made snowmen. No, it didn't snow here, but the Mica Flakes were flying!
I saw this snowman
on the Sleepy in Seattle blog last year. I didn't have a chance to build one then, but it was at the top of my to do list for this year.
We used the 2 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle punches. By punching the center of a 3" piece with the 1 3/4" punch first, then punching around it with the 2 1/2" punch to create a donut, a Circle Treat Cup (p. 182) fits perfectly. We filled the cups with Mica Flakes laid the "donut" on top, peeled the paper from the edge of the cup and adhered to another 2 1/2" punched circle.
The head is made of 1 3/4" punched circles, the eyes and berries from a 1/8" punch, the arms and leaves are a MS punch.
The hat is punched with the 1 1/4" Square and Word Window Punches. We punched 2 of each then adhered them back to back with the fishing line loop between them.
For the snowflake, we mounted some scraps of Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on scraps of Whisper White and used the Northern Frost Sizzlit Strip Die to cut them out. Then we peeled the backing off and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds for some real sparkle.
I had trouble capturing the sparkle on camera. I hope you can see it. And I hope you can follow all the directions.
All materials Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted
Naturals White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango
Circle Treat Cups, Mica Flakes, Nortern Frost Sizzlit Strip, Dazzling Diamonds, Adhesive Sheets, 2 1/2", 1 3/4" 1/8", 1 1/4" Square, and Word Window Punches, MS Evergreen punch, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone
The Technique Challenge
at SCS yesterday was to Make it Snow. And the CAS Challenge
, also at SCS, yesterday was Christmas/Winter.
I'm so glad you stopped by today.