Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cool Friend

Hi there! Today I am sharing a card using a few different stamp sets from Lawn Fawn. Anyone that knows me will tell you that I love their products. I tell every crafty friend I meet about their company and I've even convinced a few to take the plunge. They now love them as I do.

I am in full holiday mode lately and making a lot of Christmas cards with a few Halloween and Fall cards thrown in for good measure. I went through all my Lawn Fawn stamps and pulled out all my winter and Christmas ones. I decided to make my focus on a set called Making Frosty Friends. 

I love Frosty and I love snow! We don't get a whole lot of snow here in Georgia so building a snowman like this only happens in card making. I live vicariously through my paper and stamps. 

This was actually a fairly simple card once I figured out what I wanted to do. I used a kraft card stock as my base and cut it to a standard card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). I used the snowflakes from a set called Winter in the Park stamping them with Unicorn White ink from Hero Arts. Next I cut out the hills with the Stitched Hillside Borders dies and added the Forest Border die behind one of the hills that is popped up with foam tape for added dimension. I used Tim Holtz water color paper because I love how thick it is and the texture made me think of snow. 

Next I stamped out the snowman, hat, and scarf with Memento Jet Black ink on the same paper. I colored in the hat and scarf with a couple of red Copic markers. I wanted to make the scarf stand out so I added some white polka dots with a white Uni-ball gel pen and my Wink of Stella glitter pen. The little bird is also from Making Frosty friends. He is stamped directly on the paper while Frosty is popped up with foam tape. I used a couple of brown Copics to color in the bird and the same reds to color his scarf. The sentiment is from Making Frosty Friends and it is also on the water color paper stamped in Memento blank ink. 

I finished it off by added some shadows with a Cool Grey Copic Marker, a few silver sequins from Stampin Up, Wink of Stella glitter adheres each of the trees because who doesn't love glitter trees. I originally wanted to round all of the edges of my card but opted for just the top two corners in the end. 

That's the card for today. Hope you have been inspired and will leave me a comment letting me know what you think. I love reading all my comments. Now back to reality getting my oldest to school and my youngest up and moving. Have a great day!


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