Saturday, July 7, 2012

*Warm* Winter Wishes

It's been a long hot stretch here in the DC area and my stamping room is the coolest place in the house, so I plan to spend a lot of the weekend hanging out there.  To help keep cool, I thought I'd stamp something wintery, so I came up with this card for this week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club sketch challenge.

I used the skating girl from the Frosty Fun set as my focal image.  She's colored with Copic markers and cut out, then set on a piece of purple cardstock with a strip of shimmery silver "ice" along the bottom.

I colored the image to coordinate with some winter papers from an older Cosmo Cricket collection--they're a little non-traditional, but that made them fun to work with.  I used the busier pattern to cover most of the cardfront, then used a smaller coordinating purple dotted piece for the panel in the upper left corner of the card.  I stamped a section of one of the set's sentiments to get the "warm winter wishes" sentiment seen on the notch-ended strip at the bottom of the image panel. The felt snowflake was found in my collection of already cut embellishments left over from other projects--and the little crystal at the center was already in place, too.  I love when things come together perfectly like that!

Materials Used:
Frosty Fun stamp set (My Favorite Things); Marshmallow cardstock (Bazzill); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Lovely Lavender cardstock (Gina K Designs); Riding Hood Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); shimmery silver paper, clear crystal (Recollections); Mitten Weather 6x6 paper pad (Cosmo Cricket); snowflake die (Papertrey Ink); silver gel pen (Sakura); white felt; foam tape


  1. Very cute Lori - I have always loved those papers. Great minds think alike I guess as I've used this image for the sketch too.

  2. She is so cute, love how you used this image and the sketch. The colors are so fabulous.


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