When I took a look at the Twig & Stump die set, I was really confused because there were so many pieces — so much so that I thought I got a manufacturer error with extra projects but nope! The cool thing about this die set is that it contains enough dies for you to create FIVE different snowmen!
I set out to do a bunch of die cutting and I started to put my pieces together to form my snowmen. Once I glued down the pieces that I could put together, I set out to create my three cards.
For my first card, I really used as many of the dies I put together as I could. For the background, I ink blended the pink cardstock from the Scrapbookcom’s Peppermint paper pad, with Dusty Concord Distress ink and splattered it with Perfect Pearls. For an added touch, I added Diamond Stickles on all the ornaments that went on the tree.
This second card features a third snowman (Stump from the Twig and Stump die set) and he’ll be holding the Winter Wishes sentiment, while standing on a bunch of gifts in the snow. I think it’s super cute and I love how you can use the twig arms for so many different positions. For the background, I used another piece of cardstock from the Peppermint Paper Pad and ink blended around the edges (with Chipped Sapphire & Black Soot) as well as adding white pigment ink at the bottom for a “snow” effect. I decided to trim it down to a square and pop it up on pink cardstock, which I ink blended the Peppermint Winter Stencil to do some tone on tone ink blending.
My last card features the last two snowmen from the Twig & Stump die set, which works perfectly because they are looking at each other! First, I went ahead and pulled a piece of cardstock from the Scrapbookcom’s Peppermint Paper pad and used it with Pine Branches embossing folder. I added white pigment ink with my fingers right on top of the raised edges so it gives a snowy look to the branches – funny enough, it almost looks like a dark green (to me)! I set up the snowmen and added little sentiments to them from the Scrapbookcom’s Wordfetti Fa La La stamp set, which is super versatile for so many holiday sentiments. I thought it would be funny to create a fun conversation between the two snowmen.
I hope you enjoyed seeing all the cards I created using the die set — Once you die cut everything out, you’ll have five snowmen ready to go and you can use it for a variety of cards! Remember to stop by Scrapbook.com to check out the newest items from Tim Hotlz.
FULL Sizzix & Tim Holtz Release
Sizzix/Tim Holtz – Twig & Stump
Scrapbookcom – Peppermint Paper Pad
Mini Distress Ink – Dusty Concord
Ranger – Diamond Stickles
Scrapbookcom Peppermint Winter Stencil
Mini Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire
Mini Distress Ink – Black Soot
Sizzix/Tim Holtz – Pine Branches Embossing Folder
Scrapbookcom – Wordfetti Fa La La stamp set