I am here with you with my weekly inspiration for Pink and Main. I brought you a clean and simple yet super cute Christmas card.
I stamped and coloured the cute snowmen from the Snow Sweet stamp set using Copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. What I love the most about Pink and Main dies apart from being pink is that they come separated. No need to cut them apart.
For the background I chose patterned paper from the Jolly paper pad. I also die cut 3 white Reverse scallop circles and stacked them together. One of the inner parts I inked up with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and paper pieced it in the middle.
The holiday sentiment is from the Howliday stamp set, I stamped it above the snowmen with red ink and above it the Snow word from Snow Sweet.
I covered their outfit with clear shimmer and added glossy accents to the noses and ice.
I hope you liked my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. See you soon,
For the background I added some Tonic Shimmer powder on Ranger Distress Watercolor paper. I spritzed it with water and let the colours move and mix. I dried it with my heat tool and cut the panel down with the postage stamp die from Frameworks.
I stamped and coloured the snowmen with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating die.
I also cut a white postage stamp panel and used the Land border die to cut a snowbank.
On a small white ticket shaped piece I heat embossed the sentiment with WOW Metalline Dark Blue Embossing powder. Before assembling the card I heat embossed some snowflakes in white on the background.
I popped up the sentiment and snowmen with 3D foam squares and added some clear shimmer to the accessories.
I used glossy accents on the noses an buttons and a black glaze pen on the eyes.
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I hope you all had a lovely holiday and it is still the time of relaxation. For us it is the winter break for the kids so we spend a lot of time together playing. The end of the year did not go as planned crafting-wise, I am still going to the post office to send out my belated holiday wishes. I have made a lot of cards which I did not manage to blog, this card set was one of them. But as the Paper Smooches Winter Holiday Challenge is still open, I will share it now.
A couple of weeks back I attended a lovely course on Online Card Classes and learnt a great background technique with distress inks from the gorgeous Kristina Werner. I started with stamping the cute snowman couple on Bristol Smooth cardstock and masked them off using masking paper and the coordinating dies. I also added a strip of post-it tape to create snow.
Then I applied some distress ink and lifted some of it with a wet paintbrush. I heat set it and repeated again. After I felt ok with the result and it was all dry, I white heat embossed some beautiful snowflakes (SSS) all around the snowmen.
After removing the masks, I coloured the couple with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and glued it on a gold or silver mat. The sentiment is a stacked die cut for more dimension, it is also a Paper Smooches die.
When the cards were done, I added some google eyes or eerie eyes from Doodlebug. A little Spectrum Noir shimmer, glossy accent and a tiny pearl finished off these cute cards. Which one is your favourite?
Hope you don’t mind some more holiday themed cards till the new year. Please pop in again soon for more inspiration.
Happy Monday! It is time for the second inspirational post for the current Inky Paws Challenge #55. It is an interesting sketch (I love their sketches, so inspiring):
Here is my card:
I started with stamping the cute snowmen couple from the NND Frozen friends set on Copic friendly cardstock. I also stamped the sentiment under them an added the little hearts above them. I used an MFT zig-zag circle die to cut my focal panel and coloured them with Copics. I had to add some shimmer (Spectrum Noir shimmer pen) and glossy accents on the scarves, noses and hearts. I also used a black glaze pen on the buttons.
After that I worked on the background pieces: I die cut a zig-zag stitched rectangle from light blue cardstock and using the Starfield stencil I applied white texture paste with a spatula. I carefully removed the stencil, sprinkled Judikins iridescent embossing powder on top of the stars/ snowflakes and set it aside to dry. I heated it with my heat tool only after an hour or so, to melt the powder. In this way it did not puff.
I also cut a piece of snowflake patterned paper to cover an entire card front, a wide strip of silver glitter cardstock and 2 little banners from dark green cardstock for contrast. When assembling the card I used a thin 3D foam tape under the focal panel to balance the dimensions.
I hope you like my card and will play along with us on the IPC Challenge. You have until this Friday to upload your creation and have a chance to win a 20USD gift certificate to the NND online store.