11/26/2014

Another Cute Snowman

I just can't resist them, so here comes another cute snowman on a christmas card. I'll enter it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes" and it fits perfectly, because they are showcasing Lawn Fawn products this week!




I took some photos while making this card to show you the process. I quite like the idea, I hope to do this more often although the quality of the photos is not the best with artificial light in the evenings:


(1.) First, I die-cut a cardstock panel using the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles die. Then I stamped the snowman from making frosty friends using a light blue dye ink. Only inking his nose and eyes, I stamped him again using black dye ink. Then I stamped the arms.
(2.) Now I stamped the bulb and the bow from joy to the woods and drew a string with a black thin marker. Then I colored everything using Copic markers. For the shadows on his edges, I used light blue and light grey marker and blended everything with the Colorless Blender.
(3.) I cut out masks for the snowman and the bulb from sticky notes and adhered them over the stamped images. Using various blue Distress Inks, I inked the sky.
(4.) Then I die-cut another panel from cardstock using the same rectangle die. To create a snowy hill, I used the speech bubble die and trimmed the rectangle. Finally, I stamped my sentiment,  assembled the card and applied Glossy Accents onto the bulb.


I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!

Vanessa

supplies:
Lawn Fawn making frosty friends,  joy to the woods, stitched rectangles dies, speech bubble die - Tsukineko ink - Ranger Distress Inks - Glossy Accents - Copic marker

11/25/2014

PTI November 2014 Blog Hop Challenge

While playing around to create christmas cards, I had time to make a card for the PTI November 2014 Blog Hop Challenge. The theme is snow. Here is my card:


I wanted to create a cute winter scene. First, I inked the background with blue Distress Inks and stamped the snowflakes. Then I die-cut the various elements from white cardstock and assembled everything. For more dimension, some elements are adhered with foam tape. To finish the card off, I applied Wink of Stella onto the snow edges and the snowflakes. It is so sparkly in real life, but so difficult to catch on the photo!
Thanks for visiting and happy hopping!

Vanessa

supplies:
PTI cardstock, In the Meadow dies, Global Greetings: Christmas Wishes stamp set, Snow Drifts dies - Ranger Distress Ink - Wink of Stella

11/24/2014

Just Playing Around Creating Christmas Cards

I am just playing around, creating christmas cards. So you'll see plenty of them in the near future. Here comes the first one:


I used various Lawn Fawn sets for this. The snowman is from making frosty friends, the chain of lights from peace joy love and the sentiment was made with milo's ABCs (it says Merry Christmas). First, I created the background with Distress Inks, masking a snow hill before inking it with an ink blending tool. Then I stamped the sentiment, die-cut a frame from cardstock (using the stitched rectangles dies) and adhered this to the card. I stamped the snowman onto cardstock, stamped the tangled chain of lights onto him and die-cut him with the matching die. The stamped images are colored with Copics and are adhered to the card with foam tape. To finish the card off, I applied Glossy Accents to the light bulbs and Wink of Stella to the snow. I hope you can see the effect on this photo:


Thanks for stopping by today!

Vanessa

supplies:
Lawn Fawn milo's ABCs, peace joy love, making frosty friends stamps + dies , stitched rectangles dies - Copic markers - Ranger Distress Inks - Tsukineko ink - Wink of Stella