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Welcome to our 4th sketch challenge, and this week it was my turn (and pleasure) to design a sketch. Here it is:
I truly hope this sketch will ignite your creativity.
Do you know it’s less than three weeks till Christmas?! It’s crazy how time flies by. And although I had pretty few ideas with this sketch in mind, I decided to go with a winter theme. Well…little crazy & fun winter theme 😉
Finally had a chance to play with Snow Place photopolymer bundle. It was one of those products in Autumn/Winter catalogue that didn’t not catch my attention at first. I couldn’t see me using it at all: my daughter will be 16 y.o soon and you know teenagers, she thinks she’s so grown up 😉 But hey, once she knew there’s a snowman to build…yep! She’s a little crazy chicken about Frozen haha.
Base of the card is Smoky Slate. Layer of Whisper White measures 4″ x 5-3/4″ and top layer of designer paper measures 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″. I picked big dots design from Merry Moments DSP but it’s also available in 6×6″ paper stack. I choosed big dots design as I thought it will go well with this fun card. Banner is cut from piece of Smoky Slate (5-1/2″ x 1-3/4″) with three “windows” created using smallest square from Squares Collection Framelits Dies and run it through big shot with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder. If you don’t have squares framelits you could use punches instead. And it does not have be squares either. You could use circles or stars. To add some interest to the banner I sponged some Whisper White Craft Ink over the embossed area.
And now lets meet my friends: crazy snowmans 🙂 I stamped snowmans and their accessories in Basic Grey Archival Ink. I was planning to do a little water-colouring, and our new Archival Inks are perfect for this technique. To add some dimension to these guys I coloured them with aquapainter and Soft Sky. Noses are water-coloured in Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie.
My first little fella wears Santa’s hat. Firstly I die-cut two hats: one in Basic Grey, and the other one in Real Red. Then I cut out just the top from red hat and glued it on the top of grey one. I didn’t like white border on my die cuts so I fussy cut it. To add some sparkle to the hat I used Dazzling Details, and once it was dry I add Crystal Effects on top.
My second little friend looooves ice-creams. He could eat them all day long 🙂 I love how Crystal Effects makes the scoop of ice-cream pops!
My third guy looks very elegant with this Real Red shiny bow-tie 😉
To finish off my card I die-cut a little star from silver glimmer paper. I used silver cording trim to create few fancy loops and glued them to the card with glue dot, and added glimmer star on top. Sentiment “Let It Snow” comes from the same stamp set.
I’m really happy how this fun card turned out. And I truly hope you like it too. As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of December YZCF36D2 (you can always find it on the top right corner of this blog). I’ve got some awesome sause goodies for those who use it (check the details below or read HERE).
Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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