I finally finished my fourth telescoping snowman card for my fourth offspring. Now, I do have to decided who gets which one, but I think I already have a pretty good idea. I did decide to do #4 with folk art colors, and I found a piece of Kaisercraft Christmas paper that had small squares of all the papers in the St. Nicholas collection. It was perfect for this project. I paired it with Stampin' Up's Old Olive for my cardbase and a mat layer of Red Glimmer to place my squares on. My hardest job was finding a pattern I like for the middle body circle. Don't why that was so difficult, but I had my heart set on the Peace, LOVE, and Joy label from the same Kaisercraft St. Nicholas collection, and I needed something to contrast but look like it belonged together. I finally selected a Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium ivy paper. I am actually happier with the final design than I thought I would be, and now it's time to share with you!
Recipe: SU cardstocks: Old Olive; Red Glimmer. Kaisercraft St. Nicholas collection - Babbo Natale/ Papa Noel/ Mr. Claus. Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium - Ivy. SU DSP: Be of Good Cheer (scarf). DCWV Black Glitter paper (hat). Paper Squares: SU 1-3/8" square punch. Body part dies: Spellbinders: 4-1/4 " Beaded Circles (bottom base); 3-1/4" Circles LG-#6 (bottom inset); 2-7-8" Scallop Circles SM-#4(middle base); 2-1/8" Scallop Circles LG-#2 (head base). Body Part punches: 2-1/2" Circle (middle inset); 1-3/4" Circle (head inset). SU Hat punches: Decorative Labels (1/2); Word Window (brim); Pinking Hearts border (band); Martha Stewart Aspen Corner punch (snowflakes). Face punches: Eyes-Martha Stewart 7-Heart punch (largest cut in half/ shaped); Nose-SU Small Heart punch (little less than 1/2), Highlights-Chalk Marker; Cheeks-Owl-Builder heart, Copic marker for blush. Mouth: Ex. Large ZigZag Border (SU/Sizzix) used as template; Sharpie Fine-Tip: Lashes/ Mouth. Scarf: 1-3/4" Circle punch shaping 3/8" deep curve; 2 Bitty Banner punch tapered. Arms: SU Snowflake punch: 2 using entire diameter/ cut off end only. (Card size: 5-3/16" square).