CAS Christmas May Challenge – Snowman


Hello everyone.  Our CAS Christmas May challenge is here and this month’s theme is Snowman.  Our talented March winner, Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations, is joining us as our guest designer.



I decided to give an in and out card a try.  I don’t remember where I saw this type of card first, but afterwards, Jennifer Macguire shared a modified version of it HERE.  And here’s the inside of the card.



Initially, it was going to be a one layer in and out card, but there was too much warping from the heat tool drying.  So I took a stitched rectangle piece die cut from watercolor paper that was in my stash and did some distress oxide ink smooshing with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio.  For a snowy effect, white acrylic paint splatters were added.  Made sure the panel was completely dry, then black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.



Next, took the snowman die and die cut the opening.  Positioned the panel on an A2 Soft Sky card base and traced the opening.  Aligned the die to the traced image and die cut the front of the card base.



Stamped the snowman on a scrap of X-press It paper, colored it with Copics and die cut out.  Stacked the die cuts together, but I wanted the image to pop out even more through the opening, so added a black fun foam diecut.  Aligned the openings and adhered to finish.




And I couldn’t let that warped ‘one layer’ smooshed piece go to waste, so it was die cut out with a stitched rectangle die.  Added a stacked white die cut sentiment (retired) covered with clear shimmer.  Stamped, coloured and die cut another snowman.  Adhered to a white top folding card base and VOILA finish!




Well, that does it for me.  For more fabulous inspirations from our guest and my team, head on over to the CAS Christmas blog HERE.  The challenge runs till May 24th.  Can’t wait to see your snowman cards.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!







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21 thoughts on “CAS Christmas May Challenge – Snowman

  1. Gorgeous cards Trina 🙂 I love how you cut the snowman shape out of the first card, such a lovely idea, totally love it and the 2nd card is adorable too, both are super cute 🙂

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful CAS Christmas snowman cards, and thanks for the link to the ‘How To’ video. Thank you for playing along with our J and K challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. We would love to see you again.
    Dorte x

  3. Two wonderful, fun cards, Trina! Great backgrounds. I did an inside/out card a little while back and had the same problem with warping. I had embossed the background. Have a great weekend. Nance xx

  4. Gorgeous card Trina – and I saw Jennifer McGuire making these a little while ago, such fun! You really have inspired me to have a go now!

    Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground.

    Di xx

  5. Such an adorable snowman, Trina! Your Copic coloring is so pretty. (I was standing in front of Copic display shelves in a craft shop in Tokyo yesterday, and I thought about you!)
    The in and out card is so fun. You made me want to try it too. 🙂
    I love your gorgeous Distress Oxide smooshed background – the effects and the colors are just beautiful! The white acrylic paint snow and the black glittery sentiment is a nice touch. Hideko xx

  6. Such a pretty background! I also love the way you die cut the aperture for the snowman and actually have him on the other page! Wonderful card.

  7. I LOVE both your adorable die cut snowman cards, Trina. So artsy and clever and how cool to make your 2nd card from your warped piece. You inspire me to make an inside out card design. TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Hugs…Nancy

  8. Both of your cards are absolutely adorable Trina!! I love the in and out idea too…he is so cute peeking out through the 1st card! And your backgrounds are just beautiful on both cards…definitely a little blizzard going on there and perfect for a snowman!! :0)

  9. How adorable are your little snowman cards; love the ‘inny-and-outty’ of both! Super sweet!
    PS. Apologies for spotty commenting; we’re enjoying some ‘together time’ in Oregon! Yayyyy!
    PPSS. I hear you’ll be sharing some crafty time with a ‘special’ group of gals, including Darnell. Fun and shenanigans to be had for sure!

  10. What a sweet little snowman! Love your smooshed and splattered backgrounds on each card. Both are very clever designs. He’s so cute popping through the window on #1 and added to the die cut sentiment on #2. Fabulous cards!

  11. What fun dimension with the pop out snowman, Trina! Love the smooshed background that shows him beautifully! I’m glad you saved the first try because that card is just as amazing and fun!

  12. Fabulous cards, Trina! I love the smooshed splatter on each card for your backgrounds. Great little snowman and a really neat technique for the first card – I’ve never tried that.

  13. What a fun card design with your in and out, Trina. I don’t know if I’ve seen that before. Works perfectly with your adorable snowman. And great to get a twofer. Both your smooshed backgrounds are a gorgeous blend of colours and look amazing with the falling snow. xx

  14. You snowman is so cute and looks like he is having so much fun in that wonderful snowy background. Very creative card with the in and out die cut and such pretty colours and fun smooshing x

  15. Two really cute cards, Trina! I love your ‘in and out’ design on the first card and your ink smooshing on both adds so much texture and movement to your designs! Love the sparkly sentiment on the 2nd card, too!

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