Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Cheers

Holiday Cheer card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
The theme for this month's Paper Smooches challenge is winter.  Some of my all time favorite snowman images are from Paper Smooches, so I knew I'd need to make one the focal point of my design.  I settled on the egg-shaped snowman from the classic Warm Hearts set.  The image was stamped on shimmery white cardstock, then colored with Copic markers.  Once the snowman was colored, I began to assemble my scene.  I built it on a light blue cardstock panel embossed with a snowflake pattern.  To highlight the flakes, I rubbed a shimmery white ink pad over the raised images.  It's subtle, but so pretty IRL!  I used a die from the Backdrop Builders set to create a snowbank to put along the bottom of the panel.  To fill in the scene, I selectively stamped two of the trees from the Warm Hearts set, then colored them and cut them out.  I arranged the trees and the snowman on the snowbank, using foam tape for dimension.  The "holiday cheers" sentiment from the Christmas Sampler set was stamped on a narrow olive cardstock strip and positioned above the images.  I adhered the finished panel to an olive card base to match the sentiment strip.

Materials Used:
Warm Hearts and Christmas Sampler stamp sets, Backdrop Builders dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black and Delicata White Shimmer inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Spring Rain cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Old Olive and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Snowflake embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); foam tape

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