Sunday, December 2, 2018

A Snowy Hello

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing another a quick Mixed Media Christmas card using previously released sets, Snowy Hello and Texture Tiles  3 from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the snowman/ bunny image along with the sentiment from Snowy Hello with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  

2). Watercolor the snowman/bunny image with water-based markers (see below for colors) and die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  Stamp a few of the snowflakes around the scene using ink from the markers and hand-draw a snow line with a black pen.  Mount the panel onto a piece of blue-green cardstock, trim close to the die cut edge.  Hand trim the sentiment Hand trim the sentiment, mount onto a piece of blue-green cardstock and trim close to the edge as well.  

3).  Die cut a piece of white cardstock for the card front with a stitched rectangle die, mount onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of red-orange cardstock. 

4). Die cut a piece of retired designer paper with a stitched strip die and mount onto another piece of blue-green cardstock (die cut with a bot larger horizontal strip stitched die).. FYI- I cut these two in half to extend the width of the dies – the split is behind the focal image and a great way to get more from your dies!  Mount the strips onto the background panel, add the thin stitched satin ribbon (wrapping the ends behind the panel) and mount onto a white card base.

5). Create the little banners at the top- stamp onto a scrap piece of white cardstock the texture image from Texture Tiles  3  using ink from the blue-green marker, stamp a few snowflakes using the red-orange marker, hand trim into the banner stamp and mount onto blue-green cardstock.  Create the second banner using designer paper mounted onto blue-green cardstock.

6). Mount the focal image onto the card front with dimensional foam and add the sentiment at the bottom.  Adhere the two banners in the upper left (per the sketch) along with the triple ribbon bow.

7). To finish off the card, add the button to the center of the bow and add a bit of shimmer to the snowflakes, snow and snowman (difficult to see in the photo) with a clear glitter pen.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Stampin’ Write Markers-Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate;  Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade; retired Poppy Parade DSP (all Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- Stitched Rectangle A1 & A2 STAX, Horizontal Stitched Strips; Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, retired Bermuda Bay 1/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, retired SU! button

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a blessed week!


Sandy Palmer said...

Love the design and colors here! Beautiful winter card! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge.
Sandy DT

Brandi said...

So sweet, what a great card, I love that sentiment. The colours you used are awesome, great card. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Darlene said...

OMG such a fun creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Snowflakes’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Linda Norman said...

Fun colors and coloring! The sentiment is so fun too! I just love snow cards! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Linda N
DT member AHSC

Christine said...

What an absolutely darling image! The little bunny and his offering are so very sweet. Love the colors you chose and your great use of the sketch!
Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
DT Member

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Julie, what a beautiful and fun card! I love the sketch and the sweet snowman and bunny! Hehe! They are darling! I truly love the amazing and perfect ways you make cards! You are a joy, my friend! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week! Hugs and love! xoxo

PaperDragonFleur said...

Wonderful card and I love all the layers and stitching details. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and we look forward to you playing along with us again.

Happy Crafting!
Candra - AHSC DT Member

Maria said...

Oh, such a lovely card with the snowman and bunny! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

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