Happy Friday! And Happy Halloween!
It has been a busy week here in my little apartment. I always love to spoil the group that Matthew works with during the holidays, and sometimes just because. They work so hard, they deserve a treat. So I've been busy baking up a couple hundred cookies for them to enjoy today! Don't get me wrong, other than crafting, baking is the next best activity that relaxes me. I could bake all day, ever day. But standing on my feet that long, and frosting that many cookies...oy...that was a lot of work :)
It's all worth it though because I know they are grateful, and will totally devour those tins of cookies :)
Today is usually a new release day at Sami Stamps, but instead Sami has decided to do something a little different. She allowed each of us on the design team to select an image from a past release to use on our projects, and for today only (Friday Oct. 31) those images we selected are available for $1.50 each!! What an awesome deal!
She is also running a limited time sale of 35% off, so don't miss out! Run over there now and grab some stamps!!
So for my card, I decided to go wintery...I know I know...I've been dreading the change in seasons and holidays...I've tried so hard to avoid making Christmas cards until now, but they just keep creeping onto my to-do list. While this card isn't Christmasy necessarily...it's close.
I've used the My Snowey Friend image and colored it all in with my markers. Then I trimmed around each image individually so that I could position them correctly on my card.
For the background, I laid down a few colors of distress ink to make a soft snowy blue sky. I wanted some dimension and depth to my snowflakes, so I used 2 stencils over the distress inks. The first one I used is a dots background that looks like falling snow. I laid that over my background and then used a baby wipe to blot up some of the ink. It fades it out just enough so the snowflakes look like they are in the background. I could have misted it and then dabbed up the water, but I didn't want the water to seep under the stencil.
Then I placed a new stencil from Memory Box called Tiny Snowflakes over the background, secured it down and applied some texture paste over top. Once I peeled the stencil up, I coated the whole thing with some sparkly embossing powder and heated it all up. Applying the heat helped the texture paste bubble really well so it adds some fun dimension to the flakes.
I die cut out a few hills from the Mama Elephant Landscape Trio set and coated them with the same glitter embossing powder. Then added my image. I wanted there to be snowflakes in front of them as well, so once the snowman and little kid were added, I replaced the stencil and added a few more snowflakes with the texture paste, following the same steps as the background.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania #58-Buttons
DigiStamps4Joy #103-Anything Goes
Divas by Design-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Sweet Sunday Sketch #242
Anyhow, thanks for stopping by! Be sure to go check out Sami Stamps to see the awesome creations by the design team. They always blow me away!! <3