Today’s fun winter card features the Baby, It’s Cold Outside stamp set from Evelin T Designs’ latest release. I just love this big illustration of a monster sledding! I haven’t been sledding in ages and the monster’s excitement makes me want to go, except I’m getting old and can’t tolerate the cold much anymore so maybe not. LOL
I started this card by selecting distress ink colours for my image. Then I stamped the images and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I die cut the background from a retired arch die. If you’re looking for something similar, I’ve provided an alternate in the supply links on my blog.
I also stamped tiny snowflakes with Versamark Watermark ink before ink blending the background with three shades of blue distress ink. I watercoloured the image, dried it with my heat tool and fussy cut it. To create the shaker, I added acetate to the front panel and used foam tape to build walls to house the sequins and seed beads.
I love this idea for winter cards in lieu of holiday cards or in addition to Christmas cards. No doubt, this winter will feel extra long and we can all use as much happy mail as possible! I’m tempted to make a bunch of these in different colours.
Early this year, we went up to the mountains to enjoy the snow. I sled for the first time in my life and what will also be my last. Oh my! It sure was fun and adrenaline-filled but my poor back cannot sustain the constant bumping down the hill. It got so painful at one point that I just flipped myself off the sled… but my son enjoyed it and he looked so cute sledding down the hill which inspired the sledding Munster. And of course, how can you go to a snow mountain and not have a snowball fight? haha.
Available for purchase on October 28th, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes eleven (11) stamps – seven (7) images + four (4) words/sentiments
The inspiration for this second set started with the Snow Angel Corgi and how my husband always thought Corgis are super cute with their short legs and yes, we love cats too, so a cat must be included!
Available for purchase on October 28th, 2020 4×6 stamp set Retails for $16.00 Includes nine (9) stamps – six (6) images + three (3) words/sentiments
And now, let’s see the stamps in action!
For this card featuring Baby, It’s Cold Outside, I drew slopes on my white cardstock with a light pencil and cut it out using my trusty cutterpede scissors. After cutting the slopes, I added faux stitching lines using a light blue colored pencils to add interest. I stamped my sledding Munster unto white cardstock and colored it with my prismacolor colored pencils. To create depth, I layer the colors until I achieve the effect I wanted. I also used a white jelly roll to add highlights to the Munster and sled.
I used the MISTI to position where I wanted to stamp the sentiment and stamped it a couple of times to get a crisp, dark image. After that, I decided where I wanted the slopes to be positioned on the card and adhered the furthermost piece with glue. I colored in the trees with colored pencils to set the scene. Then, I used foam tape to pop the next two layers of slope and my adorable Munster. To finish off the card, I added stickles on the slopes and the front part of the sled to add some sparkles. Lastly, I added stars sequins to complete the card.
I decided to create a shaker card with the Snow Angel Corgi from Pup-tastic Christmas. First, I die-cut the circle and the sentiment ‘Merry + Bright’. Next, I adhered a clear acetate onto the back of the cardstock I just die-cut. Then, I used the MISTI to position my corgi and stamp it directly on the card base. To color the corgi, I used colored pencils. After that, all I had to do was to add in sequins and adhere the top of the shaker card element with foam tape.
The ‘joy JOY joy’ sentiment is from another new set we will debut tomorrow. I stamped it onto white cardstock and cut it out into the shape of a banner. Finally, I just glued it down on the card and added star sequins to add more fun!