Winter Wishes Card

This month’s challenge at Spectrum Noir is all about…..yep, you guessed it – Christmas/Winter! As I’ve finished making my Christmas cards for this year I decided to go with the Winter theme and created a pretty, icy birthday card.

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I’ll apologise in advance for the large amount of photos but it was very tricky to get good pictures with the snowflake acetate causing reflections and shadows!

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This lovely stamp is from Sweet Pea stamps and I coloured her with the following Spectrum Noir pens:

Hair: TB1, TB4, BG3

Skin: FS4, Fs6, FS8, TN3

Eyes: IB2

Lips: DR1, DR5

Clothes: HB1, HB2, HB3

Background: IG1, IG3

I added some tiny adhesive gems to the flowers in her hair to make them look like snowflakes.

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I matted the stamped image onto some lilac pearlescent card, and then (using foam tape for dimension) layered onto some pearlescent blue card cut with my Spellbinders scalloped rectangle die. I stamped this Inkadinkadoo snowflake border on either side using London Fog Memento ink (I thought that black would be too harsh). I then added a bit of colour to the snowflakes with some of the shades of pens that I used in the main image.

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I cut a piece of snowy acetate the same size as my card (in this case, 5.75 inches square). I used my Martha Stewart ‘branches’ border punch to edge two strips of card, and scored them at 5mm intervals to form the sides of the frame. It’s all stuck together with double sided tape, and the top and bottom edges of the acetate are  finished with white Glitterations borders. Because the sides are concertinaed, the card will squash flat to fit into an envelope and pop back up again when removed.

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I really enjoyed using this stamp in a different way – I’ve never tried this colour scheme before. It has made me look at some other stamps that I own in a different light.

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