Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Stampendouse Freeze - Christmas card #1 for Flowersoft Challenge
Hi and welcome to my Blog :-)
I have a couple of cards to share with you which I made for the Splitcoaststampers Flowersoft Challenge FSC15 of "Last Minute Cards" which ends on December 17th. All my cards use the same layout, embossing folder and colours - I just changed a couple of things so they all look a bit different - and they were surprisingly quick as there wasn't much colouring of the images (they were all coloured with Prismacolor and Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits). And I used some of my favourite Stampendous Christmas images - they are just sooo cute!! I know it doesn't snow here at Christmas, but I am nuts about anything that has a snowman on it!
For my Teddy and Snowman card, I added white liquid applique to the snowman's: mitten cuffs, hat band and pom-pom, and on the bear's: hat band, mitten cuff and collar on the jacket. I let the liquid applique dry then heated it with my heat-gun to make it "puff up" and then painted over it with white acrylic paint as the white liquid applique tends to look rather creamy - almost lemony - rather than "pure white".
I lightly chalked in the sky around the image with Kaisercolour blue chalk (very subtle but trust me - it is there!). The green embossed panel is an embossing folder by Crafts Too called 'Holly Frame'. There is actually an embossed frame on the top half of the embossing folder, but I simply covered it with my image. You can find this gorgeous embossing folder here at Fat Cat's Card Corner.
The sentiment tag was diecut with my Cuttlebug and Tiny Tags die set and I ran my Warm Red chalk ink pad around the tag. The red/white ribbon came from Coles Supermarket and is by Artwrap - and the red cord was in a throw-out box at Spotlight - 5 metres for $1 so I couldn't pass that up :-)
Lastly, I added Flowersoft Polar White using Aleen's Tacky glue along the bottom of the image and did two layers of it so it looked all snowy and fluffy. Here is a little close-up photo:
I will share my other 2 cards I made for this Challenge in the next day or so. Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!
Stamps: Stampendous Freeze D145, Sentiment: Elzybells Mini Messages - Christmas set 20-054 (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Colorbox Chalk - Warm red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die set, Christmas Holly Frame embossing folder - Crafts Too, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Derwent Coloursoft pencils, paper stumps, Flowersoft Polar White, Aleen's tacky glue, Coles ribbon, red cord, white liquid applique, heatgun, white acrylic paint, fine paintbrush, Kaisercolour blue chalk, snowflake button by "Dress it up" Snowflake collection - Snow Globe, Cardstock: green, red, KW Doggett "Knight" white