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December 19, 2017

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Hello there!

So, it’s been a little chilly here in sunny South Carolina. Those of you who live in New England and Canada are probably laughing your heads off right now. But it’s been in the low 30s at night and in the morning, so that’s cold enough for me, please and thank you.

To celebrate the fact that the cold is here to stay for the time being, I broke out my Warm Hugs stamp set (HFD|SSSand die set (HFD|SSS) for this card.

I stamped my images on white cardstock with black ink. I ended up coming back to them after several days, so it didn’t matter what kind of ink I had used. I ended up using my Distress Markers and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color in the images. Because I wanted all the elements in this card to have a “frosty” look to them, I was very heavy handed in applying white colored pencil highlights. I set them aside and then went to work on creating the card panel.

I used my mini distress ink pads in some cool tones and my blending tool to create the sky. Unfortunately, because it’s now winter time here, it’s pretty hard to get good natural lighting for photos, so the background in this photo is more washed out than it is in real life. I used Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Weathered Wood inks for the sky in the background. I then created some snow in the sky with my white gel pen.

I glued my images on to the background and then used some gray shades (C1, C3) of Copic Markers to add some shading underneath the images to make them look like they were placed on the ground instead of floating in mid-air!

I felt like the scene on this card was pretty simple, so I wanted to go with a more bold sentiment. I pulled out my Perfectly Penned lettering stamp set to create the sentiment.

For a finishing touch, I pulled out my snowmarker pen and applied it to the places where the fur would be. Then I heat set those places to get the liquid to puff up and look like fur.

I adhered my finished card panel on to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base.

Thanks for stopping by today! Stay warm!


December 19, 2017

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