Monday, January 25, 2016

Jenn's COOLest Card Series Week 3

Week 3 of the COOLest Card Series is featuring Valentine colors on a snow themed card. I thought this challenge needed to be a shaker card. I'm obsessed with shaker cards these days. How did I make a snowman shaker? Good question. I took circle punches and punched out circle frames for each of my snowman levels. Had a bit of trouble figuring out how to make the shaker pockets so I just cut out several layers of circle frames and built them up to a level that would hold these cute red, pink and white beads. Then I used a branch die from Memory Box for the stick arms and cut out a custom felt hat for him. He looks pretty snazzy, don't you think? Of course I had to make a watercolor pink and red background using Distress Inks and stamped an old A Muse Artstamp sentiment to add the perfect touches. Shakey, shake, shake!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jenn's COOLest Card Series Week 1

Those Crazy Birds! I just can't stop using them on my cards. I wanted to use one of them on this card but he didn't have a hat. Had to dig into my stash to come up with this fun hat stamp for Jenn's COOLest Card Series.  I found it in an old Papertray build-a-snowman set.

Week 1 challenge was to use stencils. Thought of my "new to me" Memory Box snowflake stencil. Took me a while to figure out just what to do with it but I ended up using Wendy Vecchi's Metallic silver embossing paste to create shiny silver snowflakes. I always think of winter as black, white and gray so didn't feel the need to do anything else with the background. I die cut the Winter Wonderland from a Tim Holtz set out of black foam and added it to my card for a little more dimension. Used Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border with lots of MS snow glitter for the finishing touch. Enjoy!

Jenn's COOLest Card Series Week 2

It's always fun to participate in a challenge. My friend Jenn has created a month long challenge called COOLest Card Series. She just loves snowmen and snowflake images even though she doesn't actually like cold weather. I think that is cool! So I will play along and get my creative juices flowing again. Her challenge this week is to use water color on your project.

Been dying to use this snowman image from Paper Smooches for at least a year and this non-traditionally water colored card was perfect for him to make his appearance. I white embossed the brand new Hero Arts snowflake background stamp and water colored the background with my favorite Distress Ink colors. The sentiment stamp is one I designed myself from Stamp Shoppe Stamps. I created my snow hills using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and a lot of the MS snow glitter.