April Showers Snowman


My inspiration came from the phrase April Showers.  I thought a snowman with an umbrella would be so cute!  I had seen buttons used as raindrops on a Pinterest post.   (Gotta love Pinterest!). I wanted a bit of bling, so I thought I'd swap the buttons for sequins.  Technique: I had wanted to try embossing resist technique... So we get started ;)

april showers snowmanI started with a base of white cardstock that I sprayed with Heidi Swap shimmer spray.  The background is watercolor paper that I first dry embossed, inking the folder with versamark clear ink. I applied clear EP and heat set it. I sprayed a combination of Heidi swap shimmer mists, and Dyllusions spray on my craftmat and pressed the embossed paper into the ink puddle. After it was dry, I used a coffee filter to wipe the extra color from the embossed design.   The heat embossed areas resisted the color highlighting the chevron pattern.

The boots were stamped, cut and then colored with distress markers and Gelly Roll Glaze markers.  I applied several layers of UTEE. Once the UTEE was melted and cooled, it curled up.  That was quite disheartening.  I heated them back up a little, just enough to be pliable - not melted.  I put them on my craft mat and placed a heavy object on it so it would cool flat.  That seemed to do the trick!

Diecut on my Cricut:   The clouds were cut from textured cardstock a and sponged with Weathered Wood Distress ink.  One cloud was attached with glue dots, and the other was popped up with a foam pop dot. The umbrella was cut on Bazzille patterned CS.  I used a distress marker to highlight the wire ribs.  The duckies were cut in yellow CS.  I sponged the bottom layer with Orange Marmalade Distress ink and glued them together with a googely eye to finish them off.
The snowman was cut on textured white CS on the Cricut.  I used black bitty brads for the eyes and stickles for the nose, metal dot stickers for the buttons and yarn fibers from my stash for the scarf.
Finishing touches: yellow polka dot wired ribbon and a punched and sponged month tag.


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