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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Big Shot SnowMan from the Top Note Die

card shaped like a snowman's face
Oh I've been wanting to try one of these snowmen for a long time.  Finally had time this weekend to sit down and play. Turns out he's really easy to make. 
  • His head is from the top note die. Cut the face and the top of his hat using this die.
  • The 2 layers of the flower and the flower leaves are with the 5-petal flower punch
  • His hat has a thin strip of the green and then the brim of his hat. For the brim I cut a strip of black paper 3/4" wide and stuck one end at a time into the wide oval punch to round the corners. See the picture below.
  • The nose was made from the star punch - although it would be really easy to cut his nose free-hand. See the picture below
  •  His mouth is made with the largest circles on the Owl Punch. I tried using my 1/2" circle punch and just felt they were too big for this image. 
how to round the end of a strip with an oval punch how to make a nose from the star punch

card shaped like a snowman's faceI've seen other similar cards using the Top Note Die for a head. But I was really inspired to play when I received this card as a trade from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Deb Geier. I did change a few things. I used Cherry Cobbler, Deb used Real Red. She used the 2-Step Bird Punch for the leaves in the snowman's hat and gave her hat a Designer paper Trim.  She also used the larger punch for the mouth.

The supplies used on My card are:
The Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
The Top Note Die
The 5-Petal Punch
The Wide Oval Punch (for the hat trim)
The Star Punch (for the nose)
a Gold Brad (in the flower)
The Colors I used were:
Cherry Cobler
Always Artichoke
Whisper White
Basic Black

Except for the shaker eyes, all the supplies on both these snowmen card can be purchased from my website.  Let me know how I can help you with your stamping needs.  I love sharing my passion for stamping with others and helping you create your own versions of a project. 

Thanks for choosing me as your source of stamping inspiration and education. I'm here to help. Your choice to purchase your stamping supplies through me helps to support this website.

--Katie

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