I have been meaning to get around to making a card for the challenge at CAS Christmas for ages, but my supply of snowmen stamps seems to be limited to two... which is all that I could find this time. I used one of the images for last month's challenge and this is the other. I may have others squirreled away somewhere, but I can neither remember if I have any, nor find any that I've forgotten about.
This one is a really old wood mounted stamp from Hampton Arts. I simply gently coloured him with alcohol pens.
I knew that I wanted to make an aperture for him to peep through but couldn't decide on the size of the square it should go into. I wanted to choose a stamp for the sentiment whose font matched the lines of the stamp for weight and style and the first one I tried, seemed perfect apart from the fact that I couldn't get a decent impression from it. I tried it about three or four times and in the end decided that it was because it was a freebie stamp from a mag it wasn't quite the quality I like. This one, from Penny Black, stamped perfectly first time!
The dies I used for the front panel are from Presscut and are really skinny, meaning that they make the cut edge the same (without any embossed edge) whether it's on the outside of a panel or the inside of an aperture.
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