Monday, September 5, 2016

Cold Hands ... Warm Heartfelt Greetings

Hi Stampers,

I've been busy creating lots of fun holiday cards to share with you using some of the great new products from the 2016 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog.

I wasn't sure how I felt about this stamp until I actually played with I think that this little Eskimo girl (yes, she is a girl!) is the cutest thing ever!

Isn't she sweet standing on a snowbank juggling snowballs with presents by her side?  My colors are Pool Party and Real Red.  She is part of the brand-new Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle just released on September 1.  I love that there is a matching punch that's part of this bundle, it's so quick & easy to punch her out along with the snowballs.  I stamped her on Shimmery White cardstock & used my Blender Pens to color.  A little touch of Blushing Bride gives her rosy cheeks!  I added a wash of Clear Wink of Stella to the fur on her snowsuit for shimmer.  The presents are from the Peaceful Pines stamp set.  They are adhered directly to the card front with liquid Tombow, but my little girl and her snowballs are popped up with Dimensionals.

The snowbank she's standing on is the "swish" from Work of Art.  I use this swish all the time when I need something to "anchor" an image, rather than letting it "float" on the card.  Can you see the sparkle on it?  I spread a layer of Tombow glue on top of the swish & sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  Here's a photo that shows it better:

The Softly Falling Embossing Folder gives this card dimension.  Just be sure to stamp the swish & sentiment before using the embossing folder-you won't be able to do it after.  The glitter should be added after the embossing.  It will work fine if you use the glitter before you emboss, but you'll be cleaning glitter out of your folder 'till the cows come home.  Yup, I'm a country girl.

The inside sentiment is part of the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle how it works with the front sentiment.  The tiny stars and the snowflake on the envelope are from the stamp set Holly Jolly Greetings.  Those two little red hearts?  They're another component of the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle, punched from Red Glimmer Paper and attached with a drop of  Tombow.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I made this card, the third one in my Cookie Cutter Christmas series.  If you're ready to order yours, I would be happy to help you out.  Click the link below to jump over to my online store and search for #143493.

Happy Stamping,

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