Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Snowman's Ticket by Gabrielle

I couldn’t resist making a snowman. I love snowmen - they are made by people having fun and they stand like silent guards marking the spot where they were created!

For my snowman I simply cut him out using the fabulous Tim Holtz die and coloured him in with Distress Markers (Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Black Soot. I edged the whole shape with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The Holly on his hat was made using the holly from the Holiday Lamppost die and scraps of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Core'dinations with a little Glossy Accents on the berries! The holly leaves have Pine Needles Distress Ink on the edges to give a little shadowing. I added a little ribbon as a scarf and secured it with a brad. 

The background is actually a wooden blank that I painted in Beach Hut Fresco Finish Paint and sanded and then stamped the snowflake stamp on with Snow Cap ink. The ‘postcard’ was stamped in Sepia Archival Ink and then I edged the board with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

The ticket was stamped using the Christmas stamp from Tim’s incredibly useful Odds and Ends collection. I coloured the stamp with Distress Markers (Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Vintage Photo) “huffed” on it and then stamped it on white cardstock. To “huff” on the stamp really just means breathe on it - as you ‘colour’ with the pens they start to dry and by breathing on them the moisture in your breath moistens them again! I cut it out, distressed the edges and added more Vintage Photo Distress Ink. This could easily be a quick and easy Christmas card or decoration!


  1. That snowflake stamp gives a wonderful effect on the blue sanded background, love it :-)

  2. Love that snowflake background. What a gorgeous card.

  3. What a fabulous tag - the whitewashed snowflakes are gorgeous!
    Alison x

  4. Lovely little creation. Happy New Year to you all, I shall be back spending my crafting pennies in the New Year.