A Snowman's Heart Holiday Cards For "Hug A Heart" Card Drive + A Freebie

12.18.2016

Hello and welcome!  Today I have six holiday kid cards featuring my image "A Snowman's Heart" to share with you.  These cards were made for my "Hug A Heart" Holiday Cards Drive for kids which ended on December 10th.  The sentiment on the heart varies on the cards.  All supplies used here will be list at the end of the post, linked to the shops where I purchased them from.   



For the first card I kept it clean, simple and quick with a little white winter scene.  I colored the snowman with Copic markers, gave it a red nose with the Tonic Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drop and added Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace to the white part of the cap.   Then added falling hearts to the background by rubbing the Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste over a stencil I made with the Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Dies.  Next, I dies cut out the Impression Obsession evergreen trees and the IO Fir Sprig dies set on white glitter paper and adhere to the card with craft foam.  Then I completed the scene by adding on the white glittering stitched hill with the MFT Stitched Basic Edges



I continue with the clean and simple look for my second card.  But this time I water-colored the background digitally around the image first.  Then pulled the image into Microsoft Word, resized and printed out 4 images on one sheet.  Next I colored the snowman with Copic markers.  Then dies cut out with the Sugar Pea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Frames and adhere it to the white card base, which was embossed with the Spellbinders Ripples embossing folder.  Finally, for a little glittering sky, I first added the Ranger Stickles Frosted Lace to the falling snow, allow to dry before rubbing on over the painted background with the Tonic White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.  



I used the extra images to create two more simple cards.  First I adhere a 4.25x5.50 white Sugar Pea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Frames to the base card.  I then layered on an inner frame with the Lawn Fawn's Merry & Bright Plaid Designs 6x6 paper pad.  Next I adhere the MFT Die-namics Stitched Oval Scallop Edge Frames around the image.  Then complete the card by adding falling snow with Ranger enamel accent.  I made a boo-boo with the card on the left, so I covered it up with the blue enamel embellishment.  Haa-haa.



Finally, I made two shaker cards which you can see the basic tutorial here.  I first adhere a 4.25x5.50  Sugar Pea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Frames to the base card.  Then for the shaker layer, I used the Lawn Fawn's Merry & Bright 6x6 paper pad for the card on the left and the Lawn Fawn's Lucky Print 6x6 paper pad for the card on the right.  For the window, I covered it with a piece of cellophane from recycled cardstock packaging.  I like to recycle products packaging and put them to good use.  Doesn't the snowman look very happy with all the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Seed Beads?  I think I  put way too much for the green card.  



A FREEBIE GIVEAWAY


It's the holiday. So I've decided to give this "A Snowman's Heart" image as freebie. To receive it, just leave your e-mail in the comment by December 24th. Or e-mail me directly at info@christinahordesigns.com with the subject line: Freebie Giveaway - A Snowman's Heart Image. The image will be e-mail out on Christmas Day.


Thanks for visiting me and happy holidays!




SUPPLIES


You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the thumbnail picture or wording to take you directly to the product. 


Christina Hor Designs-A Snowman's Heart

My Favorite Things LUCKY PRINTS 6x6 Paper Pack

MFT Plaid Pattern Merry & Bright 6x6 Paper Pad

gina k. Designs Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White

Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Gutillontine Paper Trimmer

MISTI

Spellbinder Nestabilities Classic Rectangle

MFT Die-namics Stitched Oval Scallop Edge Frames

MFT Stitched Basic Edges

Sizzix Big Shot Express

Ranger Glacier White Enamel Accentse

Tonic White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops

Tonic Autumn Red Nuvo Crystal Drop

Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer paste

Sugar Pea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles

SSS Falling Hearts Craft Dies

SB Nestabilities Standard Circles

Spellbinder Embossing Folder-Ripples

IO Evergreen Trees

IO Fir Sprig set

Ranger Stickles-Frosted Lace

Double Sided Adhesive

Lawn Fawn BLACK LICORICE Premium Dye Ink

Glitter White Cardstock

Pretty Pink Posh Seed Beads

5 comments :

  1. They are all so beautiful and great for the holiday season.

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  2. Your cards are so cute, Christina! The snowman is adorable! And that is so sweet of you to give away your snowman! I am lucky that I already have it! Thanks so much and Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful family!

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  3. Sweet! I hope the children were delighted, Christina! Thanks for letting us participate. Merry Christmas! Love, de

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  4. I love every single one of them!! I wish I could think of good ways to do a card!!

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  5. Christina, I love your cards! They are all so cute. They will cheer up some special ones heart. Love your digi so much! Edwina Brown

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