Snow Buddies is a 6×8 stamp set with 36 individual stamps. It is huge! it also has coordinating dies, so you can stamp the images, apply colour, and die cut them to easily layer them up to create fun Christmas cards, tags, boxes, goodie bags.. etc
Check out the stamp set artwork …
Isn’t it super cute? I love it and my 5-year-old daughter loved too!
Actually, it was my little daughter the one who inspired me to make this card as she was trying to teach me how to work without masking, she said that masking was unnecessary and ugly lol.
Her idea was to stamp a scene where the snowmen were jumping, dancing or messing around and we could stamp the hats like if they were falling off from the snowmen head so that we didn’t need to worry about masking. We could also stamp presents or anything else here and there so that we don’t need to worry about the background neither. lol
I said – Ok, let’s do that and to be honest, I liked that way of thinking lol.
Although at that moment, I already had stamped one of the snowmen with the hat on. Can you spot him? For that one, I didn’t use a mask either. I use the Tim Holtz stamping platform to know where to stamp the hat first and then when I was inking the snowman stamp, I cleaned the part that would overlap the hat image. No mask used.
|I stamped the images and sentiment on a 5″x7″ inches piece of Arches watercolour paper using Versafine black ink and the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. This card measure 5-1/2 “x 7-1/2” inches.
To add a little bit extra. I sponged a little bit of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the edges of the panel and I splattered it with a light blue Nuvo Aqua Flow pen. I also added blue dots with a Nuvo glitter marker.
I coloured all the images using the Zigs (water-based markers) and spread the ink with the help of a Nuvo water brush.
I added black Nuvo drops to the eyes of the snowmen and the buttons and I also used Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the noses, the presents and the top tall hat. Sadly the Glaze activated the watercolours and it bled a little bit ! Noooo.
That’s all for today.
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