Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
This week the challenge is
Baby It’s Cold Outside
We are showcasing Penny Black Products this week. If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.
As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.
And boy is it sure getting cold out there!! We’ve had fires going every night lately. I love this time of year and the nightly fires are one of the reasons. I just love sitting in the dark with no sound but the sound of the fire crackling. We have a glass door on our fireplace and it’s so comforting to just sit there and get lost in the mesmerizing glow.
I had a lot of fun with this challenge. I thought the images on this stamp set called Jolly Friends by Penny Black were so dang cute. I started by googling winter skies and as soon as I laid eyes on this image, I knew I wanted to replicate it the best I could. Just look at how beautiful this image is.
For starters, I heat embossed this lovely tree stamp with Platinum embossing powder as well as the Noel sentiment from the Big Scripty Holiday Greeting stamp set by SSS on some bristol smooth card stock. I used masking paper to mask off the snowy hillside and I had planned on adding a light blue/purple color to the snow, but I just loved the contrast. There’s nothing better than a crisp white line when you remove the masking paper.
Once I started ink blending, I decided to keep it quite a bit lighter than the image above. Simply because I was really liking the soft colors. I would love to create this background again and this time go heavy handed with the ink blending. I used Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks.
You can never go wrong with this platinum embossing powder. I just love the color and it always looks good no matter what I pair it with.
Once I had my background done, I moved on to coloring this adorable snowman and his little furry friend with copic markers.
I decided to match the snowman’s hat and scarf with colors from my background.
I had to take a closeup of this cutie patootie. He’s just so darn cute!!
I cut the background using the scalloped frame from the Basic Set Creative Cuts die by Mama Elephant. I added some foam tape to the back of my snowman and popped the entire card front up on some craft foam. Instead of adding the usual water drops to my background that I tend to add when using distress inks, I decided to add some snowflakes with a white gel pen. I thought the gray on the snowman’s beanie was a little unexciting so I added some Iridescent Sparkle to spice it up a bit and make it more festive.
Lastly, I added my scene to a piece of textured white card stock and glued it to a 110 lb. Neenah Solar White card base.
So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting!!
You have until Wed 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in