Good Morning! Today I've got two winter cards for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: So Glossy!
My glossy accents are still a little wet in the picture - I waited as long as I could for it to dry before i took the picture, but it was 2 AM and I wanted to go to bed :)
I started out with a white piece of Neenah cardstock, cut down to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and stamped the boy, and stamped the girl's scarf. I made a mask for the scarf, and then stamped the girl on top of it, so when I removed the mask she looked perfect! Next I colored them both with Copics. I masked off both of them and I die cut a snow drift mask out of Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper using the stitched hills and slopes die. I used my ink blending tool to create the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening Papertrey Ink ink. (I started with just the one card with the girl in the blue coat, but then I had a heavier hand than I intended to with the inked sky, and I thought she blended in too much so I made the second card with the pretty dark red coat) After the sky was all inked up, I removed my mask and heat set the sky. I stamped the sentiment in versamark and embossed it with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. (I used the I've got my love to keep me warm sentiment from a Kelly Purkey set, I should have learned my lesson before, I have never been able to get a clean embossed image with that stamp. I wasn't wild about how it looked so I went back to my first colored image with the blue coat girl and used the baby it's cold sentiment for that one) I added snow with my white Uniball Signo Gel Pen and then added the baker's twine. I adhered some die cut hearts to the twine and then coated them with a layer of glossy accents to finish it up!
Even with the wonky sentiment and the coat that blends in to the background too much, I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out :)
Last night was the new release over at My Favorite Things so. many. cute. things! (that for some reason I said in my best Shatner impression...weird) I especially can't wait for my Christmoose stamp and the snuggle is real sentiment. love it.
I introduced Bree to the Disney animated Robin Hood yesterday; it was the first time I've watched that one in awhile, and may I just say that Robin Hood has a super dreamy voice? I mean he's no Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch, but I still love him :)
be back tomorrow with (hopefully, fingers crossed!) a video walkthrough of my 2012 December Daily Album (it's super embarrassing how behind I am...)