Thursday, October 29, 2009
Warm thoughts being sent your way! (And I need warm thoughts, I am not adjusting to the cold weather yet and have been so cold lately!) Anyway, I have a card to share today with some of the stamps from the winter kit from Whiff of Joy Stamps. (They were available for pre-order earlier this fall and will be available for purchase this weekend). I stamped Willow on white cardstock, masked her, and then stamped the sleigh with presents so she was sitting on the end of the sleigh.
I colored her with copic markers and sponged the edges with antique linen distress ink and some dark chocolate ink. Then, I stamped swirls (from the new set by Sonja releasing this weekend also) in dark chocolate ink. I added a mat, distressed the edges with a pair of scissors, and added some polar white flower soft to the bottom of the image. Then, I cut all my pieces, sponged the edges with ink, stitched them and distressed them. I stamped the sentiment (from the winter kit) on white cardstock, cut it out with a label die, sponged the edges with ink. I added a mat layer, distressed the edges, and adhered it to my card with some decorative brads. Finally, I assembled all the layers of my card. I just love how this card turned out with all the sponged ink, stitching, and distressed layers. Not to mention the beautiful images by Elizabeth Bell! I don't know the exact name of the stamps so I will edit this post with the names after the release.
Stamps: willow, sleigh, sentiment, swirls (Whiff of Joy Stamps)
Cardstock: white, kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Fruitcake (Basic Grey)
Accents: decorative brads
Tools: copic markers, sewing machine, scissors, sponge, label die (Spellbinders)