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Oct 25, 2015

Card Front as Wall Decor

Happy Sunday!

Have you ever worked on a card or with an image thinking it is too cute or too pretty to give away? :-) :-)  That's the thought I had after coloring and fussy cutting this cute cute stamp!!! My first thought was to make an ornament using this cute image, but I've been dealing with this cough for so long, that I was just too exhausted to create something out of the ordinary, so I just made a card instead. But I decided to just make a card front and frame it, and use as wall decor in Winter :-)

I stamped a snowy winter's night (evening) background for the cute penguin family. The tree stamps I used for the background are from a Whimsy stamp set from last year (link in product list below). I first used a hand cut mask for the snow hill. Then I flicked some masking fluid onto the background. When it was dry (about 5 minutes later) I inked the background using distress inks. With the hill mask in place I randomly stamped the trees onto the background using the faded jeans distress ink, the lighter trees were done by not re-inking the stamp in between.

I matted the scene onto white card stock, then onto designer paper. The whole thing was then matted onto white card stock to fit the frame I used here. Finished off with diecut snowflake borders (also from Whimsy).

 Sentiment is from the set "Holiday Notable 2" and I cut it out using the matching die. Glitter was added to the hat and scarfs, in the corners and the snow hills. It's hard to see, but I added a little bit of ink for "footprints".

Here it is framed. The frame is from a cheap but pretty floral art print I found at Walmart. Maybe I'll find a nicer frame at Goodwill, but if not, I might decorate this one with some felt snowflakes or snowy sprigs from the craft store...

  Product used:
(all of the above are from Whimsy Stamps)
distress inks (weathered wood, faded jeans)
liquitex masking fluid & old brush 
designer paper (the paper studio)
recollection 110lb card stock
xpress it blending card, copics
stickles glitter, MS snowflake punch

I am playing along here:
Hiding in my Craft Room - any holiday
Brown Sugar –  - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends  Always Anything Goes
 Crafting By Designs -   Get Ready For Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise Anything Goes /Winter or Christmas
Thanks so much for visiting! 
Happy Stamping :-)


Milka Gubo said...

Gorgeous!!! :-D

Tammy said...

Adorable wall decor, I love that image and your coloring is gorgeous!
Hugs, Tammy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Ellie, sorry to hear you have a cough that won't let go :-(. I do love your art - that wee scene is gorgeous and you have framed it beautifully.

Lynn said...

This card is beautiful and even more gorgeous framed. You really need to keep this one around for your home decoration. I truly admire your artistic skills.

Amy Johnson said...

Oh wow! What a great idea to frame this card! It is so perfect and pretty!

Unknown said...

Beautiful idea! :)
And cute as well...

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a lovely design to frame too and so adorable, Luv Sam x

Donna said...

Hope you feel better soon. Your creation is stunning, the colors and design are fabulous!

Davi said...

WOW!!! I love the scene you created and the coloring is SO beautiful! The layer and the snowflakes add a beautiful depth and texture! A real treasure :)

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jenscrapstoo said...

Such a great card, Love the colouring!!
Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM