Friday, November 30, 2012

Snow Pals

We've had our first snow that stayed on the ground over the past few days.  The temperature has dropped into the twenties with highs in the thirties during the day.  It's feeling a lot more like winter here in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on this last day of November 2012.

I was cleaning out some stacks on my worktable and came across this wintery scenic card I made last winter while designing for Third Coast Rubber Stamps.  It was featured in Third Coast's ad placed in last spring's issue of Rubber Stamp Madness magazine. I never got around to posting it online last winter.  With the wintery days we've had lately, I decided this would be a good time to share this card. 

Third Coast Stamps used:
Snow Pals VB-072-I
Large Birch Trunks CM-055-P
Contemplating Polar Bear CO-072-H
Curious Polar Bear CO-071-I
Sitting Polar Bear CO-073-J
Pine Trio ES-044-B

  • Stamp Snow Pals girl on Copic X-Press It white 5" x 7" cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copics, colorvwith VersaMark marker and clear heat emboss.
  • Stamp Pine Trio twice usng the same steps listed above, then Birch Trunks and finally Curious Polar Bear.
  • Tear along the sticky edge of a Post-It Note to look like snow drifts and place along the horizon about 1/3 of the way down from the top covering the snow area (bottom of card).
  • Brayer Stampin' Up Baja Breeze ink across the sky to the horizon line. Repeat with Marina Mist but don't go quite as far down to the horizon.
  • Brayer Pacific Point ink across the very top of the sky and sponge lightly along the horizon line.
  • Move Post-It Note around in snow area and sponge more snow drifts with Baja Breeze ink several times.
  • Mat slightly off center to allow room for the other two polar bears with Stampin' Up Night of Navy cardstock 7 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • Stamp Sitting and Contemplating Polar Bears on Copic X-Press It with Memento Tuxedo Black, color with Copics and cut out.  Pop up onto main scene overlapping onto the Night of Navy mat.
  • Add some Our Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff (color - Sugar) to the fur on the girl's jacket, hood and boot tops.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a super weekend.


Caroline said...

This is so gorgeous the image is coloured so beautifully. Caroline xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

The seamless intermixing of stamp designs is amazing!

Kathi said...

Your scene is amazing, as always.

Your coloring is excellent.

I love the card.

Sandra said...

Fabulous ! Is that the scene I saw on the lattest RubberStampdness ? Great colouring, as usual :)