Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Twelve Days of Christmas–Day 10 by Fran


My project today was created using the Snowman Blueprint by Sizzix.   It comes with both the stamps and dies to help you achieve a complete look.  I special ordered it from Kim Bush of the Cutters Creek Online Store.

I was a little anxious about how it all will work together for me.  And I was thoroughly surprised how easy it was to get the layered look that Tim Holtz demonstrated at the Summer CHA 2013.  Here is the video if you would like to watch Tim demonstrate.

Snowman Blueprint



Details:  I stamped the snowman on  Tim Holtz’s Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  The various layers of the snowman were cut and layered like Tim demonstrated in the video. 

I colored the pieces using my new watercolor pencils called Inktense by Derwent.  They are a pencil to ink in one wash application.  They are the best of both worlds: the vibrancy of ink with the subtlety of pencils.  Once dried the color is permanent. 

I used Neenah Ivory Card Stock for the card base and blueprint image behind the snowman.  The dark blue paper is from my stash.  The snowflakes were colored using Distress Ink Broken China then I applied Glossy Accents to each of the snowflakes and covered them with Distress Glitter – Clear rock Candy.  The edge of the card was colored with Distress Ink Broken China.

I used lots of foam pads to give the card and snowman dimension.  I added a hint of  Wink of Stella Clear and Silver Glitter to the snowman and the sentiment.

The size of  the card measures approximately 5-1/2” by 6-1/2”.

If there is a product I used that is not stocked at the Cutters Creek Online Store you can contact Kim Bush and she may be able to special order it for you. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that I gave you  some inspiration.  And I would love if you left me a comment about my project. 



  1. Fran, love it! I love these new stamps and dies.

  2. Beautiful Fran! I've been wanting that stamp & die myself.

  3. Great job and great looking job. I didn't get to see the video but plan to watch it. This is something I might have to buy and try. :)


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