Here is my finished card:
And here is how I got there:
I stamped Snowboard Boy several times on Xpress blending cardstock, more times than I needed (just in case :)) Though if I was Mariska, I would use them all since she colors everything. But since I used patterned paper, I only needed two. One for a base, and one I colored just a few parts. Also, this is when I decided which parts were going to be popped up and which were going to be background layers.
Then, I cut out my base and stamped all the different parts on patterned paper.
Snowboard boy gets his face and shoes colored:
I colored the base boy gray (per Mariska) so that you don't see white when you are looking down at the 3D piece, and cut out all the pieces:
After cutting out the pieces, I ran a black marker around the edges to fill in any white edges that may have occurred during the cutting process:
And the finished boy:
His face, hat, and snowpants are all popped up. The base layers were placed on a layer of glue without being pushed down just to give some very slight dimension.
Then I went to town with my Calico White spray for some snow effects:
I added a birthday banner and some clear Heidi Swapp snowflakes that I've had foreeeeever, and fit the sentiment to the curve of the snow slope. And here he is again:
You can see a tutorial by Mariska HERE, go to page 16 of the ezine.
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