Monday, November 7, 2011

Snowman Celebration

Hello there. I am really behind in making Christmas cards, so I pulled out Celebrate the Season to make this card. 

I started by making a 5 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch card base from Pure Luxury white card stock. Then I masked off the bottom 1 3/8 inch, using sticky notes, and sponged Memento Danube Blue ink.

I cut some curves on sticky notes to mask off a little higher and sponged again, , to create a snowbank. 

Re-positioned the sticky notes to create another snowbank. 

Re-positioned again for another snowbank.

I used the same mask to stamp the trees, from Follow Your Dreams, stamped with Memento Bamboo Leaves. 

I stamped the trees a few more times, then stamped along the most distant snowbank, without re-inking so the trees would appear lighter and thus further away. 

I stamped the snowman, from Celebrate The Season, and colored with Copics, starting with C1. 

Added C3. 

Then added BV11 to deepen the shading.

For the nose, I used YR07 and for the arms, I used E57. 

Started shading the hat with N7. 

Added N5. 

Added N3. 

For the scarf, I started with R9.

Added R24.

Then used R22. 

I stamped the greeting on the front of the card base. I knew I wanted to add score lines, so I held the card up to light and made a few faint pencil lines on the inside, so I would know where to end my score lines before running them into the sentiment. I used my Scor-buddy to score a few lines. 

Back on the front side, I used C1 and BV00 to add some cast shadows to the threes.

I cut out the snowman and adhered him to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.


Jackie said...

I am just speechless. That is stunning, absolutely stunning.

Georgei said...

wow that is something
I love it and light how you did this it is so beautiful
thank for showing
your work is so beautiful and like to see what you have did

Selma said...

Theresa you constantly wow me with your creativity. This is another fabulous work of art. Gorgeous card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer job on the light sourcing!! WOW - stunning.

Colorado Crafter said...

Gorgeous snow scene!! What a wonderful Christmas card it makes! this one is definitely going on my "to try" list.

Bobbi Miller said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! The effects of the snow banks and the shadows of the trees, really gives it an "I am there" feel. I must try this! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us!

Donna Hanley said...

Theresa, This is just beautiful. I learn so many things from you. Thank you for sharing and teaching.

Becky said...

This is wonderful card and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing the step-by-step process.

Viv said...

What a stuning scene! I feel I could step straight into the card and keep on walking!

richardbreaks said...

Wow, Theresa, the shadows on the trees are PERFECT!!! Such depth! AWESOME JOB!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love this! I will definitely have to try the shadowing!

Marilynn said...

Great card and a greatly appreciated tutorial. Thanks for posting this.

naneruth said...

WOW!!! Such stunning work on the design and shading. Beautiful card.

Jessica Cangiano said...

Completely gorgeous, wonderfully inspiring inking and colouring. This card turned out marvelously!

Wishing you a beautiful Tuesday,

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How wonderful Theresa! I love the way you do your bkgds. So pretty!!

Becky said...

This is beautiful Theresa, love it!

Susan said...

Love this card!

Judi said...

This is so pretty, Theresa! Thank you for always putting in your directions with a card, it is so helpful and thoughtful for you to do this.

KonaRose said...

How you can take a few simple things and create a master piece is so far above me... I can only hope some day to have an inkling of that talent. Thank you for the steps in all of your projects. It surely does help me to begin the understanding process of creating art.

aloha, rosy

Tori said...

Beautiful...Thank you for the step by step tutorial. You do beautiful work!

Julie Kitchener said...

Just stunning!! i love your work! thanks for the tutorial too!

Nancee Purdum said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your technique! :) Nancee