I'm back today with a cute little Christmas card.
I've been very good and used stamps and papers from my stash.
Saying that, I did get some lovely goodies through the post this morning (naughty girl - slap wrist). Oh well, I can't be good all the time ;o))
So onward we go to the card....
Don't these little guys want to make you go 'Awww!'?
What you need...
Stamps: Freezy Fellas - Paper Smooches
Patterned papers: Snow Day - Crate Paper
Card stock: white
Ink pad: Onyx Black - Versafine
Promarkers: Amber, Bright Orange, Chilly Red, Warm Grey 1
Buttons: beige, orange, red
Baker's twine: purple
What you do...
Stamp the images onto white card, colour in and cut into a circle.
Mat onto a slightly larger piece of aqua patterned paper.
Create a white top fold A6 blank.
Attach a 6.5 cm wide strip of scallop paper down the length of the blank approximately 1.5cm from the left edge.
Cut a simple banner 3cm x 6cm in aqua patterned paper and fix to the top left corner.
Attach the snowmen to the lower right corner.
Tie twine through a red and orange button and glue to the lower right of the snowmen.
Thread twine through a large beige button, tie in a bow and glue to the left of the banner.
Finish with a red gem in the heart.
I based this card on retrosketches#56...
Pop on over to the retrosketches blog where this and many more fab layouts can be found.
I would also like to enter this in The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Challenge #77 - another gorgeous blog, I'm so glad I discovered it :o)
Craft tip!!!! I find that Versafine pigment ink pads are the best to use with photo-polymer stamps as it gives very clear, precise results and you don't get the patchy result that you can get with dye based inks; but it does have a tendency to bleed when using alcohol based pens such as Promarkers or Copics. Of course you can use embossing powder to fix the image, which can be messy and time consuming.
Solution? A quick fix is to gently set the image with a heat gun for a few seconds. Let the image cool down and colour away!
Anyway, that's me for now. Thank you for dropping by...xx