Wednesday, December 18, 2013

White on White Frosty for The Paper Players

Over at The Paper Players this week, they have a White on White Challenge going and I was challenged because I have not had great results with this kind of project in the past, creating and photographing!  But I like to push my limits, so I gave it a try!

A few years ago we had neighbours that were a lot of fun!  When the kids were smaller, we would often have spontaneous water fights with water guns and hoses, using lawn furniture as shields!  In the winter, it would be snowball fights and kringling (leaving a box of Christmas surprises on the porch, ringing the bell and running away!)  But we figure we outdid them one winter.  We had a late afternoon snowstorm and the neighbours were downstairs in their entertainment room watching a movie.  We had to act fast.  We built a snowman right by their back door with an outstretched twig arm and hand touching the doorbell.  Then we rang the doorbell and ran.  We barely made it to our door, when we heard them open the back door, gasp, then shout with peals of laughter!  Although we denied our involvement, I'm sure they guessed it was us!

In honour of that memory, I created Frosty, a punch art snowman.  He's a dapper gent with top hat, cravat, vest and pocket watch.  Let me introduce you.

  • This card was created without the help of any stamps. I simply punched or die cut shapes and added some texture through embossing with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.
  • The three circles that form the body and head are made from the 2 1/2" Circle Punch, the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.
  • I sketched (on the back) and cut free-hand the hat and all its pieces, the carrot nose, the watch pocket on the vest and the snow hills.
  • The scarf is made with one of the Bitty Banners framelits with one of the flagged ends cut off.
  • The eyes and the buttons are from the Owl Builder Punch and the Cupcake Builder Punch.  To make the watch chain, I punched half a circle with the 1/2" Circle Punch, then I punched over it with the 3/4" Circle Punch.  Using the smaller one first makes it much easier to see the width you're punching.
  • The vest is a 1 3/4" circle which is repunched twice with the same punch to get the side ovals.
  • You might be able to see that I embossed cheeks for the snowdude by using my Simply Scored Stylus and the Stampin' Pierce Mat to gently push out, using a circular motion the area where the cheeks and mouth would be.  The mouth didn't show up well though, so I used a Basic Grey marker to highlight it.
  • The Typeset Alphabet Dies created the letters, cut out of coaster board and Silver Glimmer Paper, mounted together to create some dimension.
Thanks for your visit today!  Join me tomorrow for some more sneak peeks at the new Occasions catalogue.


  1. How cute and creative, Heather! I love the woodgrain texture and the bling! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players.

  2. Wow, how creative of you to assemble this snowman just from punches and free hand cutting! He looks great atop the wood grain embossed background, and the silver glimmer letters are the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!


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