Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cards with a sketch

 I decided to make a few cards, so I thought I'd start off with the sketch for this month's sketch challenge at Scrapbook USA Expo: (details)

Then I grabbed my mat stack from DCWV, Arctic Wishes, and whipped up a few cards. I started by flipping through the stack to find a print I really liked. These little polar bears are too cute, so I pulled a couple sheets out and went to work. I found coordinating cs and another print, then cut, punched and inked. I stamped my greeting and did the same with it. I didn't want to cover the cute polar bears and fun snowflakes, so I stuck my greeting up higher, with some foam adhesive, where I liked the look. I also cut the little polar bears out of another pp and layered them for some dimension. Then I added a little stickles for some sparkle.

With the other polar bear card I wanted to have a lighter background, so I used white cs and kept this card flatter for easier mailing.

 Then I decided I needed a card that matched the sketch a little better and wanted to use the fun Jingle stamp I have, so I found this cute house in the woods scene and went to work again.
I did more cutting, inking and punching. Also used a fun punch for the fancy strip along the bottom, foam adhesive for dimension with the sentiment and a little bit of stickles for some snowy sparkle.

I was having too much fun so I pulled out this cute line from Moxxie called Winterland and made a few more cards starting with the same sketch.

 I love the purple shades in the line but have very little purple cs in my stash (all my scrapping friends tell me purple is really hard to use but I seem to have used mine all up!), so I picked out some pink (another more subtle color in the line) which I have WAY too much of, because it's hard for me to use. Anyway, it didn't match as well as I wanted so I grabbed some purple and blue mist and a scrap and started experimenting. I decided I liked the purple best and worked mostly with that, but the Brrrr card has some blue on it too.

I started with the Winter Wishes die-cut and picked this beautiful flourish print, called Below Zero. I used both sides of the print on this card. I tore the top layer, cut, punched and inked the layer underneath, then layered them on the card with a little pink twine around them. The snowflake is chipboard with a little purple stickles and I inked the Winter Wishes die-cut and added it with foam adhesive.

Then I decided to use the bigger pieces of leftover cs and see if I could make some cute cards with them too.

I absolutely LOVE this little snowman from the line and have been using him everywhere. This guy is on the Frosty paper in the bottom corner. I cut him out used my totally old corner cutting scissors (yep I'm a hoarder), inked and attached. Then I popped out the Brrrrr die-cut, inked and attached with foam adhesive. Super easy!

I had a large-ish scrap of light blue cs too so I grabbed it and went to work on another card. I have been dying to do one of those fun window cards, so I did. :)
I used another fun snowman die-cut along with the Frosty die-cut and the same Below Zero flourish pp as in the first card. I tore another piece of the paper and attached it just along the edges because I wasn't sure how my window was going to work yet. Then I picked out the circle frame sticker, next I eyeballed where I wanted the snowman die-cut to go on the inside and then put it on the front of the card about the same distance from the top. I took the frame sticker and held it over the snowman so he was centered, moved the die-cut and put the sticker down. lol Totally eyeballed. Then I grabbed my circle cutter (make sure you lay your card open on your mat so you don't accidentally cut the back too) and cut the center of the frame out.
 Attach the Frosty die-cut with foam adhesive and glue your snowman die-cut inside. Last but not least I inked the edges of my card and I was done.
 Isn't he cute?

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to enter your card based on this sketch at the Scrapbook USA Expo blog for your chance to win a fabulous MME prize!

Supplies top 3:
DCWV - pp, cs
ranger - stickles
stampin up - stamp, ink
ek success - punch
martha stewart - punch
bottom 3:
Moxxie - pp, die-cuts, sticker
DCWV - cs
sei - ink
ranger - stickles, dylusions spray
tattered angels - mist
american crafts - cb snowflake
fiskars - punch, scissors
creative memories - corner rounder, circle cutter
stash - twine

1 comment:

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh wonderful batch of cards and sooo love them all!!!!

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