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Xmas card: Monochrome snowman

monochrome snowman


Day 3 of the third Daily Marker 30-day colouring challenge. I’ve been meaning to try some monochrome Copic colouring for a while and this snowman seemed like a good image to start with.


I printed the snowman onto some Neenah solar white, coloured it using just warm greys and toner greys and added some sketchy lines around the edges with a Copic marker. Then I very, very carefully fussy cut it out. I took a piece of double-sided adhesive foam pad, drew round the snowman and cut inside the lines to create a shaped foam piece to use to mount the snowman on the card.

I cut a strip of dark kraft-core paper and embossed it using an embossing folder that was a magazine freebie last year. A quick rub down with a sanding block revealed the kraft coloured core.

To keep things simple I had a riffle through my patterned paper pads and found one that would make a perfect background for my snowman.

Then it was just a case of assembling the card. I trimmed the patterned paper to size, glued that flat to a standard A6 card base and added the sentiment strip at the bottom edge. Then I set the snowman in place and finished it off with a scattering of clear sequins.


Day 3 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge


  • digital stamps:
    Make It Crafty – snowman dressed up
  • pens:
    Copic multiliner – 0.3, brush S
  • Copic markers:
    warm greys and toner greys
  • embossing:
    Quick Cards Made Easy – embossing folder – merry Christmas
  • embellishments:
    Neat & Tangled – 6mm sequins – crystal clear
    Pretty Pink Posh – 4mm sequins – sparkling clear
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white
    First Edition – paper pad – silent night
    Tim Holtz – kraft-core shattered – no 24-S

30 day colouring challenge

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