Sunday, 13 November 2016

warm hugs and winter cheer

Sending warm hugs and winter cheer with this super cute snowman card.


The image is the Snowman with Holly freebie from Beccy's Place

The image was printed on an A4 sheet of X-Press It blending card, coloured using Copic markers (details below), trimmed down into a 3"x7" panel, matted with lime green cardstock with a 1/16" border (using Perfect Layers Ruler) then adhered to a 4"x8" top folding card base.

... time to confess that I have watched Frozen and, like Olaf,
I like warm hugs, so I had to put some inside my snowman card

I used 3 shades of orange Copic markers to make the foam alphas WARM
and die cut the hugs flamingo pink to match the snowman scarf and buttons.

   

I am considering adding some Wink Of Stella sparkle to the body of the snowman.
What do you think?  Go for it?
*** update ***
I added Clear Wink of Stella to the body of the snowman and now he sparkles.


PS - I am thrilled that heating the printed image with my heat tool has fixed the dreaded "toner bleed" that was tormenting me, especially with the lightest Copic markers.  There is not a hint of a problem, even with the large areas of C0 and C1.

More photos to come tomorrow, when the sun is shining bright :)
After looking at this photo, I think there is another Snowman With Holly card calling out to be made, with an extra matted layer, in bright pink.

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Beccy's Place - FREE digital stamp - Snowman with Holly
X-Press It - A4 blending card
Copic markers - snowman body - C0 C1 and "0"
Copic markers - nose - YR15 YR16
Copic markers - cheek - R01 C00
Copic markers - wreath - YG13 YG17 E57 E59 R27
Copic markers - scarf - RV21 RV23
Copic markers - buttons - RV21 RV23 RV25 YG13 YG17
Copic markers - warm sentiment - YR15 YR16 YR18
Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush - Clear
Perfect Layers Ruler
Winnie & Walter - In A Word Cutaway - Hugs
American Crafts Thickers - Dear Lizzy Fantastic Foam White

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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order)
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Beccy's Place
A Month Of Holiday Cards
Beccy has been sharing inspiration every day this month and my card was inspired by several days, including favourite colours, wreaths, buttons and adding shadows.  The cute snowman is wearing a holly wreath, I have coloured him in using my favourite colour combo of pink / orange / green and, although they have not been attached, there are three pretty buttons on his belly.  I have added a lot of shadowy shading to the snowman's body to give him more dimension.

I encourage you to head on over and check out Beccy's Place, especially this month, as there is wonderful Holiday Card inspiration, techniques and tutorials being shared each day, the challenge is open all month long, so there is plenty of time to get creative, enter some holiday cards and have the chance to win some of Beccy's digital images too.  All challenge entries are linked via her Month Of Holiday Cards post. 
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my snowman has warm hugs hidden inside
  
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with Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker
#thedailymarker30day
This is Kathy's 6th 30 Day Coloring Challenge and she encourages us all to colour something every day, all month long and share our work on her Day 1 post for her 30 day event.
I encourage you to head on over and check out The Daily Marker, especially this month as Kathy is sharing colouring inspiration every day, with different colouring media, techniques, tutorials, videos, blog hops and giveaways.
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17 comments:

  1. I love pink and green Tracy, it's a fabulous colour combination and looks awesome on your card! I agree that some Wink of Stella would look great on the snowman's body and I also like your idea of another card with an additional bright pink border.
    Glad to hear you managed to figure out the toner bleed that was occurring, it's very annoying when the lines bleed into whatever medium you're using.
    Great card!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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    1. Thank You Beccy :)
      I have since added the Wink Of Stella sparkle to the snowman's body and it makes him look much more "real". I forgot to include in my original post that he was filled with warm hugs, so I added the pics with the new sparkling close-up.

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  2. Very cute image - love the cas design - thanks so much for joining us over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle challenge blog,
    Kristina - DT

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    1. Thank You Kristina :)
      PS - I forgot to include the pic of inside the card ... I channeled my inner Frozen and added some of Olaf's warm hugs.

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  3. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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    1. Thank You Hazel :)
      PS - I forgot to include the pic of inside the card ... I channeled my inner Frozen and added some of Olaf's warm hugs.

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  4. Your colouring is absolutely gorgeous - love the height of the card, too! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  5. This is absolutely delihtful. Love the details with the CAS design and letter colours. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

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  6. What a fabulous focal point snowman. The orange and pink is unexpected and really pretty. So glad you joined us at CASology this week.

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  7. Aww this is so sweet! Fabulous colouring! Thanks so much for sharing at In The Pink!
    Lucy x

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  8. This is so cute, (pop back next week, sshh!) loving the cheeky snowman. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.

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  9. This little snowman warms my heart, love him

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