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.
There you have it! Please feel free to leave a comment & tell me what you think about my tutorial! What would you do differently?
Stamps: SU Winter Play
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Neenah White
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