As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of adding a gift card pocket to the front of the card. And I had paper that was perfect!
The snowflake is made from 5 or 6 layers of cardstock glued together. It makes for quite a nice sturdy embellishment! In the center is glued a perfectly matched rhinestone! I know red is an odd choice for a background for a snowy scene but it popped much better than any of the aquas or blues in the paper. Brown was out and so was pure white so red it was!
Here you can see the inside of the pocket a bit. It is a simple folded cardstock piece with a small flap that folds up from the bottom to secure the card and it adhered on one side only. Let me know if you’d like the pattern. I trimmed the pocket a bit so the cover closes well and rounded the inside left corner. It is stamped with snowy flourishes. The metal snowflake accents? They are bead caps I wasn’t using because they weren’t working with my jewellery style. Too pointy and big. But flattened out, they make perfect snowflake accents!
I added a few fun textural touches to this little scene. Nuts, I just noticed that the silver cord is over the scarf and pompom on the hat. Oops! It just needs to be slipped back underneath! The snowman is sporting Liquid Applique on his hat and the little girl has Pearl Pen added to her hat. The hats, scarves and coat are paper pieced. The buttons are dotted with Enamel Accents to make them raised and shiny. The snowman nose and the hill behind the scene, which I hand drew, are accented with Crackle Effects to make them look like they are covered in cracked ice. Lastly, the scene and the paper piecing are coloured and shaded with Copics. Oh, and the colour of the snowman hat is deepened with Distress ink. I had so much fun coming up with ways to enhance this cute little scene!
Click the sketch to visit the blog post. Since this layout comes up over and over, I’m making a note that will help me and maybe you too. If your card is 4.25 x 5.5” and you want 1/8” borders and spaces between the panels, each one needs to measure 4” x just under 1 1/4” wide.
Stamps: girl-MFT, snowflakes-CTMH
Ink: Fired Brick, Antique Linen Distress, Memento black
Paper: DP-Echo Park, white CS-Taylored Expressions, Navy, red CS-SU!
Accessories: silver cord-SU!, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Copics and Multiliner, Crackle Effects, Enamel Accents-Ranger, cream Pearl Pen, rhinestone-stash, Liquid Applique