Saturday, July 20, 2013

You're Brrr-fect

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Cool Shades challenge. It’s been so hot here this week that instead of going with a patriotic or nautical design like I might usually with these colors, I made a cool wintery one instead! The layout is from this week’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

I used the tall snowman from the Swanky Snowdudes set as my focal image. The snowman is stamped on shimmery white cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I used dimensional dots to attach the colored image to a piece of navy patterned paper with a snowflake-like pattern on it. The paper is from a boy themed paper pad—if you look around in your patterned paper stash, it’s very likely you’ll come across some non-seasonal papers that will work great on seasonal designs.

The snowman panel is layered on a red mat and set over a pair of paper panels arranged on a kraft card base. The bottom two panels are machine stitched around the edges to add interest and another small pop of white. I stamped the “you’re brrr-fect” sentiment from the Chilly Chums set in white ink on a blue strip and adhered it to the card extending out from under the snowman. I'm  hoping this wintery card helps me to think some cool thoughts on this super warm summer day!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes and Chilly Chums stamp sets, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir markers (CR7, CR8, CR9, OR1, EB2, BT1, BT2), Echo Park Scoot 6x6 paper pad, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots 

other: white pigment ink (WPlus9); Poppy Parade and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Enchanted Evening cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); sewing machine


  1. Ummm, cute! I need chilly chums !!
    :)) :))

  2. A perfect chilly card for a scorcher of a day! (It's hot where I live too)! Love the red and blue color combo and the stitching adds some nice detail! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. This card is so cool (no pun intended!) Love your snowman and the colours you've used are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. I used the same snowman and sketch as you did! Funny! You were first! TFS!

  5. It's a bummer I can't see the shimmer in that snowman, but how perfect is it to have it sparkling!!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches Sparks!

  6. LORI-- you always knock my socks off! LOVE how you've used these colors! For a CHRISTMAS card.... in JULY! CLEVER! Amazing:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team-- hope you play along this week with the Picture Perfect challenge!!!


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