Pleated Snowman

Pleated Snowman

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This card is being entered in the Mod Squad Challenge – Frosty the Snowman – where the theme is snowmen.   (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)

All the printed paper for this card came from the My Mind’s Eys “Signature Christmas” 6×6 designer paper pad, and the card base was Gina K moonlit fog.  The greeting stamp was from the Gina K Designs “Peace and Joy” set and was stamped with Gina K moonlit fog ink.

To make the pleated panel for his head, I scored (and scored and scored!) a long strip of card stock and then folded it back and forth like a fan.  Once the strip was folded, I glued the ends together (which looked like a tube or cylinder at this point).  Then I gently flattened it which formed the shape you see on the card.  I glued that onto the card base behind the top panel with the circle cut-out.  (The strip I started with had a width that was a little more than 1/2 the size of my circle cut-out or a little more than the radius of the circle.  For example, if the circle is 2 inches across, you want the strip to be a little more than 1 inch wide.  My strip was 12 inches long which I made by gluing two 6 inch strips together.  The longer the strip’s length, the tighter your pleats will be when it is flattened.)  I adhered the top panel to the card base with several layers of foam tape around the all the edges  (enough so the top panel could lie flat over the pleated panel).

The hat, scarf and frame around the circle were cut with my Silhouette.  The piece containing the greeting was stamped on the circle scrap that was cut out of the card front.  Originally, I intended to cut a rectangular panel, got the top and bottom trimmed, and realized it looked like it could be the top of his body, so I hand-cut a mat and used it that way.

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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