Monday, November 13, 2006

Festive Friends "A Couple of Flakes"

My mom purchased this stamp set (Festive Favorites) and I promised I would help her create something fun with this set. I have been in quite a stamping slump (just not in the mood) and my mom came over to force me out it about a week ago. She was a great motivator and reminded me what it is exactly I love about stamping... creating fun projects to share with others (thanks Mom, I really needed the encouragement). We created a matching paint can and assorted tags to match (*Coming soon).

I am really regretting not purchasing this stamp set for myself, my mom will be tickled to find out that I will be adding it to my next order, it is not everyday that she talks me into buying stamps, it is usually the other way around LOL.

So enough of the chatter, lets talk about the card details. This card features an assortment of stamp sets including the "Flannel" and "Canvas" background stamps. The "Flannel" background stamp is stamped in cranberry crisp ink on sahara sand cardstock. I layered the snowflakes (Festive Favorites) over the top in chocolate chip and filled in the circles with a white gel pen. The "Canvas" background is stamped in chocolate chip ink on chocolate chip cardstock to create a subtle background. As you may have noticed from my gallery I love the word window punch and use it often, the antique brass brads seem to tie in perfectly.

I stamped the trees first and colored them in. You cannot tell by the finished product but the snowmen were added to cover up a mistake. After spending a great deal of time coloring in the trees I noticed a finger print. I had already layered all of the pieces and had done the paper piercing. I was not about to start over... so I did what I do best and started adding layers to hide my mistake. The snowmen fit perfectly in front of the trees to create the perfect winter scene. I had to add the "Riveting" circle and mount to finish things off. I did not like the tree in the center of the stamp so I decided to cover it up with a little snowman face. And of course no card I create is complete without oodles and oodles of ribbon and tons of GLITTER so I grabbed several strands and started tying the knots and sprinkled glitter to create the shimmering effects of snow.


Anonymous said...

Love the card. Very different - great colors. You are very talented.

Stamper Gail said...

Very clever way to fix a boo boo. I love this card. Still haven't gotten to working with my set, but this is great inspiration!

JCBW said...

Are you TRYING to make me go broke?! I'm seeing WAY too many cute cards with this set...and now I really want it!! Wish I could get it before the holiday season is over, but guess I'll have to wait.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork...I love it all!