Newton’s Nook Cup of Cocoa

Hello! Today, I am sharing a winter-themed card created with the Newton’s Nook Cup of Cocoa stamp set. I just could not resist this set and plan to use it again this upcoming fall and winter.

Newton's Nook Cup of Cocoa

I stamped several of the hot beverage options and colored the images with Copic markers and colored pencils.

For the background, I stamped the sentiment and applied Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke inks to the background with a Clarity Brush. The card base was dry-embossed with a Taylored Expressions embossing folder.

Lawn Fawn – Winter Bunny

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS winter-themed card showcasing the Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny stamp. This is a stamp I have had for several years and never stamped or colored.

Lawn Fawn - Winter Bunny

I stamped the image and colored him (her?) with Copic markers and colored pencils. I created a scene with a snow hill cut with one of the dies in this set. I used an older Lawn Fawn paper for the snow-filled sky and a sentiment in the Critters in the Arctic set.

Lawn Fawn - Winter Bunny

To give the small image more presence on the card, I cut a frame from Knit Picky patterned paper with a die in the Outside In Stitched Scalloped Square set. I recently noticed that I am using a lot of red frames on these winter-themed cards! I used the Stitched Woodgrain die for the card base to add subtle texture.

I am entering the current Lawn Fanatics challenge. I was inspired by the red, the hearts (there are small hearts in the Knit Picky paper), and the winter scene.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #21

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Newton’s Nook – Snow Day

Hello! As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been trying to embrace winter and create winter-themed cards as long as I can. (I have yet to put away my Christmas stamps and dies!) Today’s card features images and a sentiment from Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set (now retired). I posted a card created with another image from this same set in November.

Newton's Nook - Snow Day

I stamped the rabbit and penguin images and colored them with Copic markers and colored pencils. I applied embossing paste to the background through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil after stamping the sentiment. I wanted to keep layers to a minimum, so I used the MFT Drifts & Hills stencil to create a snow bank by applying several Distress Inks. The embossing paste resisted the ink. For the card base, I used a paper from the Lawn Fawn Knit Picky pad. The patterns in this pad are winter-themed rather than specifically Christmas.

Newton's Nook - Snow Day

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Taylored Expressions – Die-cut Forest Critters

Hello! Today I am sharing a friendship card featuring die-cut forest critters from  Taylored Expressions  – the Little Bits – Raccoon and the Little Bits – Fox.

Taylored Expressions - Die-cut Forest Critters

I paired the two critters against snow-covered Grassy Hills. I usually use the Rolling Hills die for snow, but I used these dies to add a little texture to the scene. I stamped the Gunny Sack Background with Salt Water Taffy ink on Cookie Monster cardstock for the card base. The frame was cut from Watermelon cardstock with the combination of the largest Stitched Rectangle Stacklets die and one of the Inside Scallop Rectangle Stacklets dies.

Taylored Expressions - Die-cut Forest Critters

I heat-embossed the Friendly Phrases sentiment and cut it with one of the Double-ended Flag Stacklets.

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MFT Stamps – Beast Friends

Hello! Today, I am sharing a winter-themed, friendship card showcasing the MFT Stamps Beast Friends set.

MFT Stamps - Beast Friends

I stamped the Yeti figures and colored them with Copics. I went for a crazy fur color. (Since I have never seen a Yeti, or a Sasquatch, I am not certain about the color of their fur!)

For the sentiment, I cut a black strip of cardstock with the Poppystamps Let It Snow Frame die. To create the slit in the Snow Drift, I cut apart a seldom-used square die and used a portion to cut the straight line. (I could have cut the slit with an X-ACTO knife, but I wanted to try the idea of cutting with a portion of a die.) I tucked the sentiment into the slit and taped it from behind.

MFT Stamps - Beast Friends

I had everything assembled when I realized I had left off the snow! I cut two sizes of the Mini Snowflakes and added them to the background.

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Simon Says Stamp – Die-cut Valentine

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS die-cut Valentine featuring the Simon Says Stamp Coffee Love die. With snow and cold temperatures blanketing a lot of the country, a warm cup of coffee (or cocoa) seemed appropriate!

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

I cut a variety of cardstock colors with Coffee Love die and pieced them together. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die, which I tucked behind a snow bank cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I cut hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background allowing the card base to show through.

Simon Says Stamp - Die-cut Valentine

Let It Snow – Stencil and Die-cuts

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS winter-themed card created with several Memory Box die-cuts and the Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil,  provided to me by Paper-Garden.ca.

I like the Echo Park stencils because of their 6″ x 6″ size – it’s easy to create either a vertical or horizontal card. This particular stencil features a variety of snowflakes in a random pattern. When designing my card, I carefully considered which snowflakes would be visible in the scene.

Let It Snow - Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil

I applied Wendy Vecchi embossing paste through the stencil and set it aside to dry for thirty minutes. Once dry, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink over the embossing paste and directly to the cardstock with a sponge applicator. For the most part, the embossing resisted the ink. There was a little bit of ink on the snowflakes, which I simply removed with a wet paper towel.

I die-cut the Memory Box Let It Snow from a red cardstock rectangle, (the die does not cut the outer edges), and placed it over the embossing paste snowflakes background. I added Memory Box Playful Penguins and a snow bank to finish off the scene.

Let It Snow - Echo Park Snowflakes #1 Stencil

Other ways I considered using this stencil – apply Tumbled Glass Distress Ink or silver metallic ink, heat-emboss embossing paste with a metallic powder, or dry-emboss the cardstock (like an embossing folder) and add ink to the raised snowflakes.

Hero Arts – CAS Winter Trees

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created with an older Hero Arts rubber stamp – Winter Trees. I bought the stamp five years ago and had only used it once.

Hero Arts Winter TreesI stamped the Hero Arts Winter Trees image with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on my MISTI. (I think it would be fun to stamp in a number of different Distress Oxide ink colors.) I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment (my most used this season) with silver embossing powder.

 

 

Merry Monday #270 – Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe

Hello. Today, I am sharing a card created for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #270 – Tic-Tac-Toe.

Merry Monday #270 - Christmas Tic-Tac-ToeI used the first column – stamping, die cut and red on my CAS holiday/winter card. I am transitioning from Christmas-specific cards to winter cards (still snow, snow people and the like!).

Merry Monday 270 - Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe

I cut the MFT Cocoa Cup from TE Cherry Pop cardstock and added a snowflake, from the Lawn Cuts Mini Snowflakes set, and a peppermint stick, from the  CottageCutz Peppermint Latte set. I heat-embossed the Hero Arts sentiment on Stampin’ Up  Marina Mist strip. The background panel was dry-embossed with a Stampin’ Up  folder.

Merry Monday 270 - Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe

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Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017Hello! Today, I’m delighted to be sharing two CAS cards created with the Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Secret Penguin die as part of their DieCember release!

My first card features a trio of penguins in a winter scene.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

I cut the penguins from black, white and orange cardstock. I added embossing paste to the sky with the Falling Snow stencil. While that dried, I heat-embossed a sentiment from the On A String stamp set with silver embossing powder on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I used the other die in the Drifting Stitches Borders set to cut a hill from medium-blue cardstock.

I couldn’t resist creating a Valentine’s Day card with the Picture Book Secret Penguin.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017

As I did with the winter-themed card, I cut the penguin from black, white and orange cardstock. I also created snow hills with the Drifting Stitches Borders dies. I added a sentiment cut with the On Edge Love You die and tucked it between the snow banks. Finally, I cut the hearts with the Heart Sprinkle Trail from the light-blue background, adding red cardstock behind.

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2017