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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

I love it when old and new work together, don't you?  Some of the retired stamp sets and Designer Paper still tug at my heart when I see them and I'm thrilled when I get a chance to dig them out and use them again.  That's what happened with the Best of Snow stamp set and the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper.  I finally got a chance to use them with the two challenges I found this week.

I really love the sketch that they've offered at the Paper Craft Crew Challenges:

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 116

And thought the sketch would work beautifully with the colours at the Color Throwdown Challenges:


The adorable little hedgehog building a snow-hedgehog is one of my favourite images and I knew it would be great for this card.  Looking through my Designer Paper, I found the right colours in the Sweater Weather paper and so my card was on a roll.

I began with a base of Pacific Point, added a narrow layer of Basic Black to form a thin frame for my next layer which was Whisper White.  I spritzed the Whisper White using my Pacific Point Stampin' Marker and the retired Colour Spritzer Tool.  

For my small rectangles, I made one with a base of Basic Black and a layer of the Designer Paper.  The top small rectangle, however, I cut from Basic Black using my On Film framelit and stamped a small piece of Whisper White to fit the centre.  The stamp, of course, was of the little hedgehog.  For the image I was able to add the yellow and orange in the scarves and carrot nose, some more black to the "coat" and a bit of Pacific Point to the snow.

I stamped my sentiment using the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set with Pacific Point ink and cut that out using my 1" circle punch.  I cut a backing of Pacific Point with my 1 1/4" circle punch.  The final touches were a piece of the 3/4" Basic Black Chevron Ribbon and a banner of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

For more cards using this sketch, check out the Paper Craft Crew Challenges.

For more cards using these colours, check out the Color Throwdown Challenge.

For more cards featuring adorable little creatures, check out jingle belles.

12 comments:

  1. Such a darling card Heidi. Love the super cute image, the frame... the circle greeting looks great. Thank you for playing with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

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    1. Thank you very much, Monika. I'm very happy with the way your colours worked for this card.

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  2. what a fun and festive holiday card, such a cool use of an untraditional color palette and of course that sweet hedgie is a welcome addition to our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Lauren. Hedgehogs are the sweetest! I really enjoyed your challenge.

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  3. What a sweet little duo ... adorable card ... so very glad you joined our creature feature at Jingle Belles.

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    1. Thanks so much Stef. I love that little hedgehog stamp.

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  4. Very sweet card, coloured images are adorable and perfect fit for the frame. Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge this week at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn xx

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn. I really love your sketches. They push me to try new card creations and help me grow.

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  5. Such a cute card Heidi! I love your coloured images and how they work with the fun sentiment you chose. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Craft Crew again this week :-)

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    1. Thank you very much, Jan. I love the variety of sketches the PCC offers.

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  6. Absolutely adorable card and I just love the hedgehogs (kick myself for selling this stamp set and not keeping it!). The colors are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew. (Don't forget to vote TODAY for your top 3 choices.)

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    1. Thanks, Pam. It's definitely a stamp set I'm keeping. Someone told me that the "Best of..." hedgehogs are smaller than the original one released, but I find this is just the right size. Glad to have bought it.

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