SNOW Place Like Home

Hello friends!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  Well I have to say that this card certainly does feel like home where I’m at right now as it’s pretty cold and a bit snowy over my way!  I tried to hold onto Fall for as long as possible!

Whimsy Stamps has come out with another line of really cute digital stamps from CC Designs and this is the first time that I’ve colored one from the new line and I think they’re really cute!  Check out this card I’ve made for you today:

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This darling image is called “Iggy” and I just love these sweet little peguins with her! 🙂  Here are the Copics that I’ve used to color her with:

  1.  Coat/fur trimming – BV04, BV02, BV01/W3, W1, W0, blender, white gel pen for dots, blue gel pen to color hearts
  2. boots – W9, W7, W5
  3. Penguins – C8, C5, C3, C1, Y17, R00
  4. Skin/Hair – E23, E21, E11, E00, E000, R20, R00, white gel pen for cheeks
  5. Igloo/Snow – B04, B01, B00, B000

I fussy cut the image long with the ‘ground snow’ and left a spot at the bottom for the sentiment.  I outlined the image with a black marker and attached it to my winter snow background that I’ve made.

To make the background, I took the Stormy Sky, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Oxide inks and a waterbrush to swirl a pretty winter sky pattern.  I dried it and then took a toothbrush to flick some white paint over it for the snow.  I then took a couple of the snowflake images from the Whimsy Stamps Snow Flurry clear stamp set and white heat embossed them in places on the background.  I’ve also used this same set to heat emboss the “snow” sentiment over a piece of black cardstock that was popped up with foam tape over the image panel and then the rest of the sentiment was stamped in black ink right below the image.

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Here you can better see a closer look at the details of the coloring.  I’ve also put some shimmer over the entire igloo with a Spectrum Noir glitter brush pen.    Thought I could see it when I took the photo, but of course it’s not showing up!

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I took the snowy image panel and mounted it over a piece of black cardstock and then took a very thin strip of silver glitter cardstock to lay right next to it over a piece of white card stock.  I took this white card front base and attached it to the left side of a top folding A2 #110 card base.  Lastly, I’ve taken some sequins and attached them to the snowy background for a bit more sparkle.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today!  Thanks for dropping in!

Here’s the Whimsy Stamps products used on my card today:

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Here are the challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Creative Inspirations – November Chill
  2. That’s Crafty – Winter Wonderland
  3. QKR Stampede – #321 Anything Goes
  4. Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes
  5. Artistic Inspirations – Anything Goes

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

26 thoughts on “SNOW Place Like Home”

  1. Whoa! How darling! And I have to say, Miss Vicki, your fussy cutting skills are amazing! I love the soft background – it complements your sweet image perfectly while still producing the magical feel of the Northern Lights! It’s a wonderful card! Wishing you a great Tuesday! hugs, de

  2. What an adorable image, and what a wonderful and colorful background you’ve created too! This is so sweet and with that S word on the way here in a couple days, it’s appropriate! For today it’s more rain…….sigh

  3. Awe, Vicki, Iggy is so beautiful as are her penguin friends! I love the igloo and beautiful sky! Awesome card, Vicki! With your permission, I would like to case your card! Hugs

  4. Actually on one of the pics, I swear I see the sparkle on the igloo. Such pretty details and CUTE stamp. Wonderful background, and I must say, that little penguin coming out the igloo just made me smile.

  5. You got cold and snow and I got heat and humidity, wanna swap…..love love love this stamp and you sure know how to create with them to the fullest….very delightful post. hugs..aNNie xx

  6. Iggy and her cute little penguins are adorable. Such a pretty card and love the bling, the colouring and that fabulous background. Beautiful card Vicki and super cute X

  7. Oh, Vicki, I love how you did that gorgeous sky and your coloring on the precious image is marvelous! Wonderful card design and delightful snowflakes. 😀

  8. Oh how adorable – love the little girl and the igloo. Glad you shared how you did the sky – I think I might have to try that – getting caught up on commets so I can play this afternoon. I am so hapy that you share colors of copics you use to color your images.

  9. The little girl with her penguin doll is soo cuutee
    love your coloring always Vicki
    and the scene ooh so cuuutee
    love love love
    hugs
    Monika

  10. It’s the most beautiful winter sky I’ve ever seen. A wonderful creation, beautifully painted image. It’s one of the most beautiful Christmas card I’ve seen.
    BożenA xx

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