First up is a Winter themed card using the cute stamp Skiing Snowman by Penny Black. I haven't had a chance yet to use this cutie this Winter so it was the perfect choice and fitting for this time of the year! (Although we currently are enjoying some warmer weather, which is really nice after such arctic temperatures we've had for a while.)
I heat embossed the image and then colored with Kuretak Zig Real Brush Pens.
The patterned paper is from my stash and the sentiment is from a clear set by Penny Black. I used Mica Flakes to make it look like snow is flying through the air. These flakes are more white in real life with some iridescent shimmer, but my camera picked up so many colors from the shimmer, that aren't really showing in real life. I also used some Stickles Stardust Glitter on the snowman's hat and a little more on the snow. A few punched snowflakes (Martha Stewart punch) were used to finish off the card.
Playing along here:
Merry Monday Christmas Card Club - Let it Snow
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Winter
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
For my second card I decided to use the cute stamp Bees 'n Bunny also by Penny Black. Another one of my old favorites! Heat embossed on Bristol Vellum paper and also colored with Kuretak Zig Real Brush Pens . I fussy cut the image and adhered it onto inked Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock. I used my new Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Dies to cut out the image panel. To make the grass I simply cut into some patterned paper and tucked the flower pot into it.
The sentiment is from Penny Black set Heartfelt. To add more of my old favorites I used a little button and black gingham ribbon.
I hope you'll find some time to join us this week, it's always so much fun to see what everyone's favorites are!
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What gorgeous cards Ellie - I do love the whimsical images that you use to great effect on your cardsReplyDelete
Two gorgeous cards Ellie, PB's certainly are popular with us as a team.ReplyDelete
Love the sparkle, all so gorgeous, xxxReplyDelete
Two beautiful and cute cards, love both;-))mReplyDelete
These are gorgeous! LOVING the glitter and flakes!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, gorgeous! I love the sparkly, chunky glitter you used for the winter card. And the second card is so cute! Love those bumblebees!ReplyDelete
Two wonderful cards Ellie, both really super images and love all the fabulous snowy embellishments and the brilliant way you have placed the flower pot between the two layers of grass.ReplyDelete
Ellie, Your skiing card is just so adorable. Love the flaked snow. All the sparkle is just amazing.ReplyDelete
Both cards are lovely, what a cute wintery scene you have created with your first card. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.ReplyDelete
Two gorgeous cards, Ellie! Love them both!ReplyDelete
I love both cards. The "snow" on the first card is really gorgeous with how the camera picked up the colors! It also really brought out the colors in the glitter in the hat. Great effect!! And your wonky outline die cut in the second card really caught my attention! I'm thinking that one needs to belong in my collection!! Great job on both cards...isn't it fun to bring out those old favorites from time to time? So glad you shared them with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!!ReplyDelete
Two beauties Ellie but of course my fav is your skiing snowman, the flakes look very effective. x Susan xReplyDelete
Beautiful card! I love all the detail you created on your showman card with the layers and Mica Flakes and the bunny looks so cute sitting in the flower pot too 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous Ellie, the snow on the first card is really effective too. Never used Mica flakes but you've made them look gorgeous.ReplyDelete