Snowman’s Birdie Friend For Whimsy Stamps

Hello friends!  I really can’t believe how COLD it’s been our way especially for October!  We even have SNOW in the forecast!  Eeek!  Now that’s scary for Halloween!

So since Christmas is on the way, I suppose it’s a good time to get into the spirit of the cold with a cute little snowman and his friend from Whimsy Stamps:

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This guy looks so happy that his bird friend found a place to rest on his hat! 🙂  This image is called Snowman’s Birdie Friend by Crissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps.

I wanted to make a nice little “snowy scene” for the image, so I took out the Whimsy Stamps Snow Flurry clear stamp set and stamped some of the snowflakes from the set around the top of the image panel.  I then die cut the image out along with creating a red “frame” with the Whimsy Stamps Notched Rectangles die set.  (To do this, I just glued the red frame made with the die onto a piece of white cardstock and then glued the image panel inside the red frame.  It’s the same size, so it fit into each other.)  At this point, I added some glue to the bottom area under the snowman and sprinkled on some chunky white glitter for the snow covered ground.

Since I was following a card sketch (see challenges below), I took out some papers from my stash and cut them on a diagnol and attached them over a piece of white cardstock and then wrapped some white organdy ribbon around it before attaching it to the top folding red 5″ square card base.

I took the Whimsy Stamps Holiday Mini Sentiments clear stamp set and white heat embossed the sentiment over the red cardstock and cut it out with a banner die from my stash.  I popped this up with foam tape over the image panel.  I also had a snowflake die and a border snowflake die that I cut with some glitter cardstock and attached around the card design and added some rhinestones in different areas.  (I thought this helped add to the wintry scene of the image too.)

Lastly I’ve added a brown button and natural twine over top of my white organdy bow.

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Here’s a closer view of how I’ve colored in the image.  As you can see, I’ve done a bit of paper piecing on the image by taking the same paper from the right edge of the card design and using it for the scarf, mittens and hat band.  (I’ve used Copics to give it a bit of shading too, which you can see details below.)

Maybe a bit hard to tell in the photo, but I’ve added just a small dot of Glossy Accents to his blue nose.  There are also hightlights with a white gel pen on his nose, cheeks and the bird’s cheeks.

Here’s the Copic markers I’ve used to color the image with:

  • Snowman’s Hat – E89, E87, E84
  • Bird & Buttons – E39, E37, E35, E32 (Y17 for beak)
  • Snowman’s nose – B26, B24 (R00, R000 for cheeks)
  • Snowman’s Shadows – B00, B000, B0000
  • Scarf and Mittens Shadows – W3, W1

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Hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and it has brought you joy in some way! 🙂  I sure had lots of fun putting it together!  Thanks so much for joining me today and I’ll see you soon!

Please be sure to catch the Whimsy Stamps blog as there are still a few days left to join in the “31 Nights of Halloween“!  There will be a spooktacular evening on Halloween Night I’m sure!

Here’s the list of Whimsy Stamps products used on my creation today with affiliate links:  (Just click the photo to view/purchase.)

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Challenges:

  1.  Sketch Saturday – Sketch #587587
  2. Crafty Creations – Anything Goes #401
  3. Jingle Belles – Rudolph and Friends
  4. Crafty Catz – Anything Goes
  5. Winter Wonderland – Merry and Bright
  6. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #369

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

30 thoughts on “Snowman’s Birdie Friend For Whimsy Stamps”

  1. I love your sweet card, the plaid scarf is terrific. Great coloring and layout, as always! I love these Whimsy stamps, one day I will add some to my collection.

    It is actually unseasonably WARM where I live this week. We have had snow on Halloween one time that I remember, but I am getting too warm in a sweater today. Have a good one!

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  2. This is absolutely adorable! I love that sweet image and the angled design of the card. The delicate snowflakes just add to the fun of this sweet wintry card! Cute Cute CUTE!

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  3. Beautiful image and colouring Vicki and I love the sparkly snow and snowflakes, fabulous papers and colours..love it all..
    We are in Spring and it is still really cold in the mornings and evenings but gets hot through the day, such wierd weather..we are usually sweaty in the evenings in October..lol..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. Such a darling card. Love how you have colored it. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and talent. I never thought of adding coloring to printed paper. Clever idea.

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  5. Beautiful card Vicki! I love the way you cut the paper on the diagonal, it looks amazing! That notched corner rectangle die set is awesome and that Snowman is as cute as cute can be! Great Winter card!

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  6. Great design and layout on your cute card. The snowman sure does look happy and what fabulous colouring Vicki. Love the coordinating scarf and plaid background x.

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  7. The fabulous highlighting you do on all your images is what always gives them such interest and personality, Vicki!! Don’t think we haven’t noticed!! You are a master of coloring!! This card is awesome!!

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  8. You had me at snowman, penguins are my first favorite then snowmen. Love love love the bird on his hat. Then the die cut snowflakes are perfect. As always your coloring is perfections. Calling for hard freeze tonight but I don’t think snow is in the forecast “yet”.

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  9. Fabulous coloring, Vicki! I love snowmen and they are probably my favorite character. I’d use them on cards all year round if I could. 😀 While I’m here, let me put on a DT hat and congratulate you for being in the Top 5 with this card over at QKR Stampede!

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