It’s Winter at Cute Card Thursday!

Hello friends!  Brr!  Can you feel it?  I sure can where I live!  Although winter is not quite here yet, it will be around very soon!  ‘Tis the Season to make wintry type creations and that is the theme this week over at the Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog…so hop on over and join us!  We look forward to seeing your creations!

Here’s what I’ve created for the challenge:

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This week we are being sponsored by Di’ Digi Stamps and I have actually used the freebie stamp designed by this company that is available at Kit and Clowder.  (Click on the link to go directly to the post to grab it on the Facebook Group!)  The digital stamp is called “Winter Night“.

This is my first try at creating a “northern lights” background and I thought it was was fairly simple to do.  I thought this sweet image was perfect for it!  I’ve used some dies from My Favorite Things for the glittery scallop frame as well as the sentiment and the iceberg dies in the background.

After coloring up the image, I fussy cut it out for the top layer of the design.  It was that simple because that glittery star was left in place while I created the background, so I’ve printed it out twice and placed the fussy cut image over top.  For the “water” I took a fine line marker and made my own markings around the piece of ice the critters are on.

I also sponged around the edges of the “water” die cut panel and also white heat embossed the sentiment in the corner and added some more ink over top of that to pop it out a bit more.

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Here’s a closer view of the colored up image with Copics.  You can see where I’ve taken a glitter brush pen over the piece of ice they’re on.  On the star above them as well as the little critter’s hat trim, I used a glue pen and added some glitter over top.  I kept the colors more wintry than Christmas for this design.

For the “stars” or “snow fall”…however you want to look at, I’ve taken some watered down white paint and splattered it with a fan brush.

Sometimes when you have an idea in your head, you feel like it will come together fairly simply and quickly, but for some reason, this one kept me occupied for way too long!  I had to reprint several times and had a couple of attempts at trying to line up everything correctly too!  It just seems way faster in your head sometimes! LOL!

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This was also my first time using one of these images too!  They’re really adorable and I enjoyed coloring this one up for my aurora borealis sky!

I hope you’ve enjoyed it too and you will stop on over at the Cute Card Thursday blog and come join the challenge with this week!

Thanks so much for stopping in and I’ll see you soon!

Challenges:

  1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Starry, Starry Night
  2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP1946 Anything Goes
  3. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

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