It's been cold and snowy down here in Oklahoma and perfect weather for creating a snow themed card for the Try Stamping On Tuesday Challenge Blog. I loved the sketch for this week also.
Lots of stamps came to mind, but the cardinal from Beauty Of The Season stamp won my heart!
Here's my take on this great sketch:
As you can tell, it's not an every day card fold, but it is still an A2 size card. I made the card base with the Envelope Punch Board and added coordinating layers of card stock, ending with a piece of Nordic Noel designer series paper.
I colored my image with Cherry Cobbler, Mocha, and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
The snowflakes and sequins are from the Frosted Sequins embellishments. I layered the snowflake atop the large sequin and then topped it off with a small rhinestone. (Glue dots are my friend) Bling!
To create my dazzling snowbird, I let my colored image dry well and then I pressed a Versamark pad all over the bird panel, covering it very well. Then I grabbed my favorite embossing powder in the world, Irredescent Ice,
and sprinkled it over the whole panel and heat set it. I LOVE this technique!
And, of course to hold my envelope card together, I needed a cute belly band, and here it is. Coordinating DSP is so handy and fun to use. At your fingertips is a world of coordinated colors and patterns. Love it!
Well, I hope this week's sketch and theme challenge inspire you to get into your stamping space this week and find your winter mojo! Baby, it's cold outside... Make the most of it!