Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Good Friday morning - I have taken a day off from work today and my friend Mary and I are going to go play today - we are going to go do some shopping. I know what I want to get - someone has the new collection called Twig - that is calling to me - Mary is after Tonic punches to go in their border punch thing. Hopefully, then we might have some time to play. We will see.

Today's card - and believe me - it is for the next holiday season - because I am ready for spring. Most of our snow has melted so we can see dirty ground now but I do enjoy being able to see when I back out of my driveway.

The card is being entered into two challenges - the first challenge is from the Penny Black blog to use vellum on a card. I struggled with this one trying to figure out exactly what to do with the vellum - I finally tore what is suppose to look like a hill and embossed it in my Cuddlebug. I aded some Stickles to a few of the snowflakes to give them some glitter. Vellum is hard to adhere without your adhesive showing. The main adhesive is behind Mr. Cutie Petuttie Snowman - I love this stamp from Penny Black. He or she has so much personality.

The second challenge is to make a card using markers from the Moxie Fab World blog. They are highlighting the different areas of stamping from their special edition Stamp It! - I have a card in next year's issue - I am so excited. But back to this card - I colored the snowman with my Copics. Snowmen are so easy to color - sometimes you only need to do a little highlighting on their shape - but this special snowman has a wonderful scarf and hat - this also works great for paper piecing - hmmmmmm - Moxie Fab - does have a challenge on paper piecing also - maybe I should use Mr. Cutie Petuttie Snowman for that challenge. Obviously blue was the color of choice to match the background papers - to add some texture to his scarf - I took the colorless blender and removed color to make it look like the scarf was polka dotted.

Some other highlights of the card are my snowflakes - these are foam snowflakes that I picked up at Michael's. A big bag for a very reasonable price. I love the depth they add to the card. I always add some Stickles to them to make them sparkle. I also took a class recently on using Copics but one of the things I did learn was to use chalk to color your background of your stamped image - the whiteness always bothered me - so I now dig out my chalks and add some color around the stamped image. It is nice to use some of your older supplies.

Everyone have a wonderful day.

Card Details:
Size: 5 x 5
Paper: Die Cuts With a View (The Christmas Combo stack)
Stamp: Penny Black colored with Copics
Brads: Making Memories
Snowflakes: Michael's
Vellum: unknown


Ivanka said...

It's adorable Barb! I just love that image and the vellum is just perfect. Adds the finishing touch. Hope you had a fun day of shopping and playing with Mary! And I agree, it sure is nice to see grass.

Cath said...

Hey Barb! Thanks for entering the Stamping with Markers challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)