This is a quick and easy card idea that would be fun to do with kids (or adults!) and produces some lovely, quirky little characters. I made a whole stack of these in one evening – perfect for when you are time poor and need to make a lot of cards in one go.
There’s lots of examples of stamped snowmen on various websites, using potatoes or sponges cut to shape. I didn’t have any potatoes (my cupboards were a bit bare this week) so I carved a little roughly-circular-ovalish shape from a leftover piece of rubber from my printing class earlier in the year. I dabbed the stamp into a moistened sponge that had white paint on it and stamped onto some mini brown card stock. It doesn’t matter if the stamped image doesn’t come out completely perfect – it adds to the design and makes it a bit more rustic and handmade. But you can fix it up with some more paint if you want to. The extra details were cut out of coloured card stock and drawn on with a Pigma Micron pen (they’re my go-to for doodling and adding details to things, especially when I don’t want any bleeding of ink or smudges).
I stamped a Christmas greeting on each card to finish, and voila! So simple and quick! They’re really cute and you can make each snowman quite individual, just by adding different details. Try a scarf, or some holly on his hat, or no hat at all. I also added a bit of glitter to them to help the white shine (you can’t see it in the photo…) but you can do anything you like to make them your own.
Hope your festive season is shaping up to be happy and heart-warming 🙂