Thursday, October 29, 2009

warm thoughts

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.

Happy Stamping!


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)


Mary J said...

What a beautiful image and I love what you've done with her!

Lacey said...

Great card! I love the distressing and the beautiful papers. Great job on the masking! And this is a beautiful image!

Michelle said...

Niki.. more amazing cards from you. I am always amazed at how beautiful cards are when they pass through your hands! You really make them spectacular!

karen q said...

This is so beautiful. That stamp is precious. I love the distressing. It adds so much to the overall theme of the card. Fantastic!

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Niki, love the new stamp and fab papers you have used

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Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Niki! Great job with the masking, and I love your paper choices! Awesome coloring!! Have a great weekend :)

Katharina Frei said...

Another charming card Niki. I started shivering when looking at it...haha Your design is very lively ;)
Katharina xx

Tracey said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Niki! I love it!! xx