I hadn't had a chance to play with the Snowman Friends clear set (cl144) yet, and my first instinct was to pair it with the new Dewfrost paper. After all, the Dewfrost collections features frosted blue papers and has a snowy feel to it. However, I thought it might be fun to try the snowman with the reds, greens, and golds of the Spiceberry pack.
To make the card, I stamped the snowman onto white cardstock using black Memento ink and shaded him with my Copic W1 marker. Usually anytime I shade snow or water, I use a Cool Gray marker because it has just a hint of blue to it that looks great with water and ice. However, I noticed that the card as a whole had a rustic feel to it with not a hint of blue in sight. I hoped that the Warm Gray marker with its hint of brown would match better with the papers and not look like dirty snow. Yikes!
Here is a close-up of the snowman before shading:
Here is my snowman after shading:
You can see that adding just a touch of gray really helped add some dimension to the snowman.
To finish the card, I paper pieced the snowman's scarf and mittens and added a hat that I had stamped onto red paper using black ink. I added many more layers of the Spiceberry paper behind the snowman, added some 24K pearls, and then layered everything onto a Cherry Soiree notecard. It is hard to tell from the picture, but I also added a bit of Stickles to my snow. I think the close-up shows it a bit better: