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Whimsical Snowman Decks the Trees

Whimsical Snowman stamp from Art Neko, on a stencil monoprint background of a winter woodland

Whimsical Snowman in a Winter Woodland


It’s Sabrina here today, and while I know that both Kia and Hetty have shared cards with this sweet Whimsical Snowman, I couldn’t resist adding another card using him. From the first moment I saw this snowman with his pail full of stars, he reminded of the chapter in Mary Poppins where Mary and Mrs Corry take the gold paper stars from gingerbread, and climb up a ladder held by Mrs Corry’s two daughters and paste the stars in the sky.
I’m still trying to work out how to interpret this onto a card – in the meantime I have settled for having my snowman hanging stars to decorate a bare winter woodland.

I made my background by painting a page from a dictionary with gesso, and then using an Aspen stencil and Hickory Smoke distress ink to create a monoprint background. It was actually a bit lacking in definition, so I used a grey Pitt pen to add a little detail back into the trees. Here in Ireland, and I think in much of Europe, tomato paste comes in soft tubes which have a beautiful gold finish inside and die-cut beautifully, so that’s what I used to create my stars.
I adhered a single strand of gold floss to the back of each one, and then threaded this through the paper, attaching each strand on the back with tape.
I added a couple of strips of torn dictionary page painted with white acrylic for the snowy ground, and then stuck on my snowman, with an extra layer for his scarf.

This snowman also comes in other sizes – you can get the Mrs Snowman Set with wee Snowman Hubby, where he is just 1″ high (Mrs Snowman is 2 1/2″ tall, in a lovely folk art style), or you can get the Soup Pot Snowman Set, which has the 1″ snowman and also a 2 1/2″ version. The single stamp which I used is 3 3/4″ tall; I’ve had great fun creating several different cards with him, and am looking forward to adding the smaller sizes to my collection.

Whimsical snowman stamp from Art Neko, stencilled woodland

Snowman decorating winter trees with stars – or is he picking them?


Thanks for visiting the Art Neko blog today!  Enjoy the weekend, and don’t forget to check back next week to see what great creations the rest of the team have been working on to share with you.


A Whimsical Snowman

The Joy of Winter

Hello everyone, Kia here with you today. I sure had fun doing this card. This little fellow is called Whimsical Snowman, and he sure makes me giggle! I love the pan on top of his head, and my pan’s have red bottoms, hence the red. I stamped him using a deeper blue ink from Tim Holtz Distress Inks called Blueprint Sketch, then coloured using a mix of Chameleon and Spectrum Noir Markers.  I added Gold Wink of Stella to the cookies and Silver Gel Pen to the rim of the pan and the buttons. I then stamped the Joy sentiment, also in the blueprint sketch ink.  I wanted more texture to my card, so I embossed with my snow embossing folder, then matted  with navy and red cardstock. For more sparkle I added Wink of Stella to the snow dots. It doesn’t show in the picture, but it is very pretty.  In addition, a few snowflake sequins always make me smile.

Thanks for visiting us here at the Art Neko Blog … I look forward to seeing you next time.


Whimsical Snowman


Hello, it is Hetty here with a snowman card.

I started with making the background with an embossingfolder. This one is called Brick Wall. I added two different colors of blue to the insside of the folder, before adding the paper. Then I ran it through the bigshot and afterwards i sprayed some mica silver spray on it. Next I stamped the whimsical snowman on a new piece of white cardstock and colored the image with pencil. When finished the image is cut out and fastned to the background with a little spiral, so it wobbles. I hope you will hop over to my personal craftchaos blog and see how it is done and a little video. It takes up to much room here. The Season’s Greeting was stamped with black ink and taped to the background and 2 shiny gemstones were added for a festive look of the card.

Thank you for looking and have a creative day!



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