Sorry I haven’t posted to my blog in a while. I’ve been pretty busy with not much time for crafting. I finally got a chance to make some stuff recently though, so I will show you a few things over the next little while.
It is my little boy’s 5th birthday today (where did that time go?!?) and, like seemingly most children, he is currently quite obsessed with the movie Frozen. So I decided to tackle Olaf the snowman for his birthday card. Here is the end result:
The card background is on Coastal Cabana card stock with some (retired) Winter Frost designer series paper. I used my dazzling details glitter to add some sparkly snowflakes in the background. I wrote the greeting (“I like warm hugs” with my Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write marker and punched it out with the word window punch. I used the modern label punch to do the background, also in Coastal Cabana. I put a couple of dots of dazzling details glitter on either side of the greeting for some extra sparkle.
Here’s how I made Olaf (all pieces punched from Whisper White unless otherwise specified):
The base of the snowman – 1 3/4 inch circle punch, with approximately 1/2 cm cut off the bottom
The middle of the snowman – 1 3/8 inch circle punch, with approximately 1/4 cm cut off the bottom
Head – the large oval punch
Feet – the two large circles from the owl builder punch
Buttons – the middle sized circles from the owl builder punch (Basic Black)
Arms – 2 x branches from the bird builder punch (Chocolate Chip). I thought about trimming the leaves down to make the arms look slightly more twig like, but I decided that was far too much effort!)
Mouth – oval punch (cut off about 1/3 from the top)
Teeth – the base of the jewellery tag punch (retired). If you don’t have this punch you could easily cut a small rectangle freehand.
Nose – I punched a 1 inch circle punch and then cut it down to an oval freehand
Nose – the candle from the cupcake builder punch (I also thought about using the candle from the same punch, I think either would work) (Tangerine Tango)
Eyes – I glued on some goggly eyes with some mini glue dots.
I drew on the eyebrows with a black texta and have since been informed by Mr 5 that I should have drawn on his hair as well. Feedback was noted, hair has now been drawn on (although I don’t have a picture of that!).
Apart from the minor criticism about my attention to hair detail, Olaf was received with much excitement today!
Thanks for reading, and I’ll try not to be so long between posts next time