Winter Fun – Spirited Snowman

Having a bit of fun with a bunch of challenges today.  Principally, the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#392).  While there may not be any snow here in my neck of the woods, there sure is a lot from where I came from…let’s go skating!

My choices were influenced by:  Retro Rubber (#198), Four Seasons (January), Shopping Our Stash (#488), Can You Handle The Pressure (#23) and Cupcake Inspiration (#561).

Here is the result:

SPIRITED SNOWMEN – CT392 – RRCB198 – TFS Jan – SOS488 – CYHTP23 – CIC561


  • Case Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4¼” x 5½”) Smoky Slate cardstock dry-embossed with the Snowflake Wintry 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Diagonal Panel: (4¼” x 1¼” x 2½”) Dotted Smoky Slate patterned piece of paper from a retired Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack (possibly 2015).
  • Focal Panel: (3¼” x 4½”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The Snowflake image from the retired Spirited Snowmen stamp set (circa 2018) was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
    • A watercolor wash was added with the Large-Tipped Water Painter Brush with both Smoky Slate and Balmy Blue inks.
    • Once dry, the sentiment: Winter Cheer, was added with Sweet Sorbet ink.
  • Focal Image – Skating Snowman: Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • The Snowman was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers. Colors: Cherry Cobbler Light, Smoky Slate Light and Dark, Calypso Coral Light and for shading definition, Balmy Blue Light.
    • The Snowman was fussy cut with Paper Snips.

All elements were assembled to reflect the original sketch sample.  The Snowman was popped up with Dimensionals.

If you have a favorite retired stamp set, it is always fun to pull it out…shop your stash and get nostalgic.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

12 thoughts on “Winter Fun – Spirited Snowman

  1. Hi Jolanda: What a lovely card. I really like your embossing/die plate background, the snowman, and everything about this sweet Winter card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons and please stop by again soon.
    Karen L, DT

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  2. This is darling!! I adore the little snowman. Fabulous way to use the polka dots. Thanks for playing with us for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #561!

    CIC DT

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  3. Fantastic!! This card is full of wintry fun…the embossing folder, the snowy polkadotted paper, the snowman, and all the falling snow!! Way to go shopping your stash…thanks for playing along with our “winter fun” challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!
    – Deb Horst, DT #SOS488

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  4. So fun, Jolanda, love this guy on his crazy skates! Such a great design, too – love that slanty DSP over the emboss – looks stellar! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

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  5. What a fun card! I love the wonderful background you created after CASEing the card and the soft background colors. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Shopping Our Stash and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, Design Team

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