So as the weather cools down and then warms up we’re obviously heading into autumn. We’re not quite into sweater weather yet, but it’s coming. I think I’m ready, or am I? I suppose my problem is that the actual weather never quite lives up to the exciting or romanticised scenes I have in my head. The only one that comes close is winter after a fresh snowfall. This is of course until I have to start shovelling. It was for this reason that I couldn’t resist the Peaceful Place 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). As the name suggests it’s full of peaceful winter scenes, and on a hot and muggy day it’s exactly what I need.
Not all the designs in the Peaceful Place DSP are scenes, some are more complimentary and that’s what I was looking for today. From the pack I chose this pretty snowy pattern in silver and white over a Basic Gray background.
I began by cutting a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the DSP along with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Basic Gray Card. Next using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the two pieces together. Then I shaped one end and added a small hole using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.
With the bookmark base done I knew exactly where to look for the next part of the project, the Snowman Season Stamp Set. There’s something about this cute snowman with his arms in the air that just makes me smile.
Using Smoky Slate ink I first stamped him onto some Basic White Card. Then I coloured his carrot nose with a light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. Over the rest of the snowman I used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some subtle sparkle. With that done I cut him out with Paper Snips and set him aside.
SIMPLE SNOW SCENE
My snowman looked very odd placed onto the snowy DSP, like he was floating. He needed some ground that wouldn’t distract too much from the snowy background. So I cut a 2″ x 2″ piece of Basic White Card and then cut a gentle curve from one side to the other with Paper Snips.
On one of the pieces I stamped the bottom of the snowman image so the piles of snow could define the ground. Then I added Wink of Stella along the curved edges of both pieces and the piles of snow. Finally using liquid glue I fixed the two small pieces on top of each other and then onto the bottom of the bookmark. I followed this with my fussy cut snowman who looked very happy to be there.
To complete the project I cut three 6″ pieces of silver twine from the Elegant Trim Pack. I folded them in half and poked the three loops through the hole at the top of the bookmark and placed a Mini Glue dot above the hole. Then I passed the ends of the twine through the loops and pulled to secure them, while the Mini Glue Dot made sure they stayed there. With that my project was done.
You know that Snowman Season Stamp Set never fails to bring a smile to my face. What about you?
If you missed my first project using the Peaceful Place DSP you’ll find it in my blog post Peaceful start to my sneak peeks.