It's the second Wednesday of the month which means there's a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. The new challenge is awesome and I suspect we'll have lots of entries...pull out your CUTE CHRISTMAS stamps/images! Tell me you don't have any...go ahead...liar liar pants on fire...who doesn't have something that qualifies for this CUTE CHRISTMAS challenge?! I used this adorable stamp named Peace Love Joy Penguins by Bugaboo and I chose my very favorite winter colors of blues and purples.
The sparkly layer of paper sitting on top of the design paper is actually white paper and I put a strip of my Scor-Pal tape on the edge and sprinkled more Cool Glitter Ritz on it so there was a layer of sparkle. One can never have too much sparkle and I didn't use a large piece of expensive glitter paper! I used a clear iridescent snowflake and a white iridescent snowflake and layered them adding a tiny white brad in the center of each one and then glued them each in place.
I colored my image with Copics to match my paper. My tip to get snow with dimension and underlying shine: I used Ranger Glossy Accents then sprinkled more of that awesome Cool Glitter Ritz on it to give it a sparkle and dimension. Instead of the snow being all white, I have a translucent look.
I made a tag as my embellishment, something I used to do more often. My tag die is by Sizzix and I used my trusty Cuttlebug to cut it out and then I covered it with Scor-Pal wide tape and sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz all over the tag. Then I decorated the tag with a sentiment punched out with one of my Marvy punches and glued a snowflake in the center of it, added a bit of "snowball" lace, a penguin button and two different white ribbons. The round metal dot in the middle of the bow is actually a brad with the legs cut off and glued to the center of the bow.
This month we're sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps and if you haven't visited their store, please stop over and take a look at the wonderful variety of stamps they carry.
The team here at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' all love CUTE CHRISTMAS cards and so we enjoyed making our projects that we hope will inspire you to join us this month!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sister Act, Brown Sugar, Robyn's Fetish, Ribbon Girls, Jo's Scrap Shack, Incy Wincy Designs, Loves Rubber Stamps, Pile It On, Craft Your Passion, TimbroScrapMania, The Stamping Boutique, Jingle Belles, Art by Miran, Digi Sketch, Cuttlebug Mania, Doodle Pantry, Top Tip Tuesday, Scrap Creations, Crimbo Crackers, Natalie and Amy's, That Craft Place, Whoopsi Daisy, Party Time Tuesdays, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Crafts Galore Encore, The Sisters of Craft, Cutie Pie, Paper Creators, Craft for the Craic, Scrappers Delights, Crafty Calendar, Crafty Boots, Bunny Zoe's, Crafting by Designs