Hello friends! I’m thinking after the several inches of snow we recieved last week, this is a really “time appropriate” creation to share with you!! LOL! The first of the month is always a brand new release for Whimsy Stamps, so check out all of the digital release HERE!
For my card today, I’m using this darling new image called Snow Couple for my design! Super quick and easy image to color up, so adding more details to it is always something fun! 🙂 I’ve taken the Whimsy Stamps Notched Rectangle dies to cut it out with. I’ve also cut out a separate navy cardstock layer to mount behind it.
For my card front base, I’ve used the Whimsy Stamps Christmas Azure digital papers and cut it out with the Whimsy Stamps Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles die for the background and then mounted this over a navy A2 sized top folding card base. Then I’ve also cut a strip of the muscial papers from the Whimsy Stamps Christmas Traditions digital paper collection and then ripped each side of it. I took some distress ink and sponged around the edges of it and mounted it over the card front base along with some white ribbon.
I took the image panel and navy layer and added some craft foam to the back of it and attached it to the front of my card base layer. I took some more of the white ribbon and made a bow to attach to the side of the image panel. I’ve also taken a sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Penguin Christmas Sentiments 1 digital set and cut it out with a banner die that I then placed over the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle die to make the stitch lines in it. I then took some foam tape and attached it on the bottom corner. For the sentiment, I’ve taken a Copic marker to go around the “cold” word and added some glitter for the snow details on it.
Lastly, I’ve taken an old Whimsy Stamps Snowflake die and cut out a piece from white card stock to attach at the top as an accent. I put a rhinestone in the center of it.
For coloring up this image, I’ve used the following Copic markers: *(Just click on the underlined numbers below to purchase from Whimsy Stamps.)
- Snowman top hat/coal buttons: C8, C5, C3
- Snowmen bodies/arms: BG000, R00 (cheeks), E33, E31 (arms), YR24, YR15 (noses)
- Snowman tophat trim/scarf: B39, B37, B34
- Snowwoman hat/scarf: V17, V15, V12, C1, C0
- Background Sky/Ground: B01, B00, B000
After coloring this image, I’ve taken a snowflake stencil and then added some Nuvo Glimmer Paste Moonstone [953N] over top of it with a palette knife which created these cool glittery snowflakes over top of the image. You can still see through to the image which is exactly what I was looking for.
I then took some Sparkle N Sprinkle Waterscape Glitter [G1108] and added it to the ground, the snow around the snow couple as well as the letters on the word “cold” within the sentiment with both a Nuvo Medium Tip Glue Pen [203N] (for the ground), as well as a Nuvo Presicion Glue Pen [206N] for the snow on the lettering.
Hope you’ve got inspired with my creation wih the new Whimsy Stamps digital release this month! Be sure to come back for more inspiration later on in the week! Thanks for stopping by!
*Click on images to purchase Whimsy Stamps products used on my creation today: (For Copic markers, please see the individual links above.)
Here are some challenges that I’d like to enter my card for:
- Try it On Tuesday – Winter Wonderland
- Crafty Catz – Anything Goes with optional twist: Too cute
- A Perfect Time to Craft – Anything Goes
- Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (SOSS124) – ‘W’ is for Winter
- That’s Crafty! – Winter Wonderland
- Stamps & Fun = Creativity – White/Blue