Friday, February 8, 2013


Oh my gosh....can't believe I'm creating cards for winter when I'm enjoying the Florida weather, but I guess I should be thankful I can be south during this time of year. YEAH!

Today I'm showing you a card I made using a favorite stamp from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps called Ready for Winter F2699.  She has such a timeless face and presence so she will be used for many years to come.   Here's my card (5 x 7 size).

I did the triple layering technique using just one stamp for the background G3584 Tree with Berries (again one of my favorites, if you've been following my posts) . I stamped with Versafine ink onto white card stock and dotted each berry with a red marker. I then assembled all the layers/mats and started working on my image. Below is a closer look at the image...

I love to paper piece and thought this would be a great image to use this technique on. I stamped her first on white card stock using black Archival Ink and again on decorative paper. I thought the tiny print of the paper was so appropriate for her coat.  What do you think? 
I cut the first image out  and colored her hair, face, hands and warmers, boots and sled using colored pencils. I set this aside and cut out just the coat and hat from the print paper. I used my xacto knife to cut around the sleeve endings and her hands also. I adhered the print over the pencil-colored image and there she is...ready for winter.  Well, almost...

I decided she needed a fence to be waiting behind. I used the great Decorative Iron Fence D3518 and since I wanted it to conform to all the layers when adhered, I used laminating film and stamped onto it with Stazon ink.  It worked wonderfully.  Yippeee, I have a new product to use in my stamping!!!  And no adhesive dots to show :)  

Just when I thought it might be ready to post I wanted to have it snowing, sooooo

I grabbed three Prima white flowers, added adhesive to the fronts and sprinkled white glitter on them. When dry, I glued them onto the card like they were falling around the image and added a tiny drop of white Liquid Pearl to the center of each one. Now it was complete.

She is absolutely Ready for Winter and I do believe she almost has a grin on her face, don't you? 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out today's card.

Supplies Used:
White & dark blue card stock
Black Archival Ink
Versafine Smokey Gray Ink
Black Stazon Ink
Red Marker
Prismacolor pencils
Stampendous glitter
Prima flowers
My Mind's Eye decorative 6x6 paper
Laminating sheet


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