‘Tis the season! 🎄☃️❄️ Here’s a fun idea for a DIY holiday card - a snowman card! Do you send out cards during this time of year? Hopefully this project will inspire you to! 💌
The following list has all the supplies and tools you'll need to make this project.
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- MT Washi Tape (Set of 20)
- MONO Drawing Pens (Set of 3)
- Rainbow Blank Cards & Envelopes (Set of 100)
- Craft Gemstone Acrylic Flatback Rhinestones (Various Shapes & Sizes)
- Elmer's All Purpose Glue Stick
- 12" Westcott Clear Flexible Acrylic Ruler
- Tombow MONO Glue Pen
- Tombow MONO Adhesive Permanent
- Tombow TwinTone Marker Set, 12-Pack Pastel
- Round Paint Brushes (Set of 9)
- Fiskars All Purpose Scissors
- Canson Watercolor Paper Pad
Trim the watercolor paper half an inch shorter and narrower than the card. This will create a nice quarter inch border on all sides for your artwork!
Draw one medium sized circle and one larger sized circle below it. I’ve used washi tape rolls as my guides.
Next, glue the 2 large sequins for the snowman’s eyes and then glue 5 small sequins for the mouth.
Next, glue the 3 remaining large sequins on the snowman’s body. The glue dries fairly quickly and securely, but let them dry for about a minute.
Then, draw the hat, scarf, arms and mittens, as well as outline the snowman’s body with the MONO Drawing Pen (I used the 05 size).
Did you know that the TwinTone markers are water-based? You can scribble with the marker as I’ve done here and then with a wet paintbrush, fill in the gaps and smooth out all the strokes. It gives your card a nice watercolor look.
Just a few small details left. Draw a small pink dot on each cheek and some gray beneath the snowman to create a shadow. Blend with a wet paintbrush to soften the colors and create that watercolor look. Add some lettering with your Tombow MONO Drawing Pen with a custom message.
Finally, glue the watercolor paper onto the notecard using the Tombow MONO Adhesive+. Voila, you have your very own DIY snowman card! Now, who will you send yours to?
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