Hello and thanks for dropping in! Here is a quick little one-layer Christmas card using my favourite Cuttlebug folder from the Winter Wonderland set. I really love the embossing on this particular folder - it's just so pretty. It is available at Fat Cat's Card Corner here. I actually started this card in August - but only just got around to colouring the image - it's just been sitting on my desk buried amongst all the other stuff (you know how it is LOL!!!).
I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS, plus I used a Lyra Skin tone pencil for the face which I recently bought from my local Art Store. Lyra pencils blend beautifully with OMS. I added some Liquid Applique to the coat and ear muffs and let that dry overnight before I applied my heat-gun to make it "pop". I did actually paint over the Liquid Applique (once it had cooled) with white acrylic paint because the Liquid Applique comes out an off-white colour which looked kind-of "dirty" against the white cardstock, then added Kindyglitz on top to make it sparkle. I lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk.
The snowflake on the ribbon was diecut using the Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 die set, and the snowflakes dotted around the embossing were punched from my Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge punch (they are the leftover punchies when you punch a border with it), and these snowflakes are up on mounts. I added tiny red rhinestones to the centres. Here is a little closeup:
I attached the ribbon in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.
Both the image and sentiment are by Elzybells Art Stamps UK who are closing on the 30th September. These particular images have sold out, but there are still alot of other stamps - including Christmas ones - that are still available but you'd better be quick!! I still can't believe they are closing - it is such a shame :-(
I am entering this card into the Crazy 4 Challenges C4C56 of "Bling".
And the Allsorts Week 71 Challenge of Plain and Simple.
Plus I am also popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers Free for All Challenge F4A21 of Snowflakes and Pearls from July - which was what I was originally started making the card for.
Anyway, that's about it for me. Thanks for visiting - I'll be back in a few days with a Vintage Christmas card!
Stamps: Elzybells Ice Skater 10-080, Sentiment from Elzybells 20-053 Mini Messages - Winter
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Snowflakes ef from Winter Wonderland set, Cuttlebug Snowflakes #2 die set, OMS, Prismacolor Pencils, paper stumps, Lyra Skintone pencil, white liquid applique, white acrylic paint, Kindyglitz Crystalina, Bow Easy, gingham ribbon, 1mm mounts, Kaiser rhinestones SB711 red (largest rhinestone on ribbon), Basic Grey Bling-it red rhinestones (tiny red ones on snowflakes), Kaisercolour chalks, heatgun, Cardstock: white
Punches: Stampin' Up corner, Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge