Winter Play! 25

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 11:47 PM | , , ,

Good Morning Girls! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Have you all been working on your Use-It! challenge #25 Boo Bags? :) Remember: You can't win unless you play! If you would like to see some examples for inspiration, please feel free to visit my Cyber friend Eve, or the Use-It! challenge site to see what others have already created! (If you missed it, you can click here to see mine). Can't wait to see what you girls come up with! :)

This week's colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge #57 inspired me to create this fun Winter Wishes card! The 3 lil' people in this stamp set reminds me of myself with 2 of my sisters tobagganing as kiddos! Growing up in the "snowbelt" of Upstate New York, we would have loooong snowy winters that provided great conditions for tobagganing. Off we would trudge with our tobaggan in tow for hours of fun :) I can't wait to send these cards off to those 2 sisters! The Sketch layout comes from Taylor's, TESC80. If you are looking for inspiration, please click on over to any of these sites & take a peek at what the DT girls & other participants have created! :) I am trying something new with this post. A few girls have asked me to share my creative process in a tutorial sort of way. Please let me know is this is too much "mumbo jumbo" or if you like the way I wrote things out? I would greatly appreciate your feedback :) Be Sweet!

Here is my Winter Play card:

Here is how I made it: After stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah paper, I colored it in using the following Copic markers.

After coloring the stamped image, I positioned a Spellbinders Circle over it, to get a nice centered cut. Then I cut out the pink scalloped circle, piercing holes around the circumfrence. Using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF with the Whisper White paper & the Snowflake EF with the Bashful Blue, I put those through the Big Shot Express to emboss. While using the die cutting machine, I also: cut out the snowflakes in the various colors using the Cuttlebug snowflake die, cut the scalloped edge using the Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle die then paper pierced in the scallops. After cutting this scallop edge, I layered it with the strip of distressed Whisper White piece.

Upon completing the die cutting & embossing, I was ready to assemble the layers. Layers are as follows: the Pixie Pink card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", Whisper White 4 1/8" x5 3/8", Certainly Celery 4" x 5 1/4", Snowflake embossed Bashful Blue 3 7/8" x 2 1/2", Center strip 1 1/4", Swiss Dot embossed Whisper White 1 3/4". After layering, I wrapped center strip with Green Dotted ribbon & tied & attached stamped image/scalloped center. The Winter Wishes was printed on Whisper White CS with my printer then punched out with the SU tag punch. I embossed this tag front as well. Layered the tag, used SU cord to attach tag to ribbon. Attached the die cut snowflakes with brads then adhered the card front to the card.

I stamped the inside with a snowflake stamp using VersaMark, Filigree white embossing powder & heat set with heat gun.

There you have it! Please feel free to leave a comment & tell me what you think about my tutorial! What would you do differently?

Ingredients Used:

Stamps: SU Winter Play

Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Neenah White

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, Rectangle & Circle nestie, SU tag punches & cord, Cuttlebug snowflake die, Swiss Dots & Snowflake EF, Filigree embossing powder, generic brads, Michael's ribbon

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 Comments

25 Sweet Comments So Far:

Kim said...

I love all the details you put into your card Mona! Your little guys playing in the snow makes me want to go sledding. Another fabby card by you!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Leonie said...

What a lovely card & the tutorial was excellent, its great to know how you make things, thank for sharing.

Melawi said...

lovely card !!

Barbara said...

Very pretty! I love non-traditional colors for Christmas cards! This is so cute! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Shana said...

Very cute. Those Copic Markers color in quite nicely. Nice investment. :)

Mo Hernandez said...

This is a darling little card! The kids on the sled are perfect; great job with your markers! I also love your embossing detail! Thanks for the tutorial! I wish more talented designers like you would show us how it's done!

PaperMomma said...

Sweet card, Mona! Those kids on the sled are so cute! You have so many nice touches on this card! Great design! And thanks for the step by step!

BetsyK said...

Too cute! Love the tutorial! More more more!

Julie Ranae said...

Too cute!!! I'm not a 'colorer' per se, so I am always impressed with those who color....although I am ALWAYS impressed with what you do! : )

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

This is a precious card! Cute as can be! I love the expressions on the sledder's faces! Great use of the Copic markers! THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL! This makes it interesting to see how you work your magic!!!!!

Jan Hirsch said...

Wow, Mona! Thanks for doing this little tutorial! It is very helpful and always appreciated! I really love your color choices and theme for this card. It's very unique and beautiful as always. TFS!

Ginger said...

Great job with this card! I need to get setup with some of these Copic markers. They produce such nice results! Thanks for showing us how your made this beauty!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Very cute!!! Thanks for playing!

Tumbleweed said...

Very nice card! I love that you showed a step by step guide to how you made this! Thanks!

AimeeOh said...

Very sweet looking card! Great job with the Copic stuff! Your tutorial is perfect! You should do this more often! I know we could all learn from your awesome techniques! Thanks!
-Aimee

Erica said...

This card is really cute too! How do you do it? Thanks for the tutorial!

Yesnir said...

I love how you don't have to conform to the traditional Christmas colors! I love how you did this card! Very very cute! Great deal!

Sue Nader said...

I think it's great that you share your "secrets" with us! Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for sharing this darling card! I need to learn how to you Copic markers...

LeAnne said...

This was such a cute little image---I think I might have had this set a long, long time ago! Love what you did with the colors!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Girls! Thank you for your sweet comments! I want to share something funny with you - This lil' stamp set was one crafter's junk & MY treasure! It dates back to 2001! I bought it second hand at a rubber stamp show over a year ago! :) Be Sweet!

Mary Reidel said...

That is too funny; I can't believe that this is an old set. I bet this is the most interesting design this stamp has ever been a part of! I love how you've colored things! Great Job!

Susan Mast said...

Love this color scheme and the unexpected color inside of the card! I have never worked with copics -but I have some friends who just LOVE them. TFS!

Helen Watanabi said...

Mona, I love how you colored these little sledders! Their faces are adorable! Great design!

Karla said...

So very cute! I love the little people! Fun!

Carrie said...

What a darling card! The kids on the sled are so cute; great job with those Copic markers. Also, I love your embossing detail! Thanks for the tutorial! You are quite talented


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