Saturday, December 14, 2019

Perfect Little Mittens

Can you spot what is wrong with the red card?
Did you catch my share of this cutie on Instagram today?  

I first saw this idea on carebearstamps Instagram feed and knew I had to CASE  it. (copy and share everything, or for me, copy and selectively edit)

To make this card, I started with shimmery white paper.  I chose this so that I could use my aquapainter for the green circle.  The shimmery white is thicker so it allows you to water colour on it.  It also shimmers so it is super pretty when you don't have, or want to use, watercolour paper.

The circle was created by masking it off using a scrap that I had die cut a circle out of.  I used washi to tape it to the card front and then used my aqua painter and some ink from my old olive reinker to colour the circle. I used a brad as my hanger for the pair of mittens on the twine.  The mittens are from the Let It Snow embellishment kit.  The twine I used was a scrap I had of the retired white with silver so to recreate this card, you'd need to use white twine.

Because I wanted to draw attention to the word jolly (stamp is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set which will carry over to the next holiday catalogue but will not be available between January - September), I used my Stampin' Write® markers in  Basic Black and Real Red or Basic Black and Bermuda Bay. Using your makers for a mutli-coloured stamping is super easy (but does work best on red rubber stamps over photopolymer).  Don't forget to huff on the markered image before you stamp it as it will re-moisten the ink to ensure a crisp image (whatever you coloured first will have dried by the time you are finished with the markers).

I used scraps of DSP for the background from both the Let it Snow DSP (red) and a retired package (bermuda bay).  The Old Olive card base was embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder for some texture and added interest.

Hope you like it!

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