Hello, Friends! It’s the time of year when you begin to feel Jack Frost Nipping at your nose. I know I don’t usually post at this time of day, but I just finished the cutest card using my brand new stamps from Tammy Tutterow, and I just had to share it with you.
Isn’t it cute, cute, cute? I actually created the black and white background using Tammy’s cool new Doodle Snowflake stamp. I don’t know how she did it, but this stamp has 3-D shading built into it. See how the stamp has both white and grey lines? It was inked with ColorBox White Frost Pigment ink, but when it is stamped, you end up with a sort of very cool “shadow” layer. How nifty is that?
After stamping onto black cardstock, I heat embossed the white ink with clear embossing powder. Then I spritzed the entire area with Tattered Angels Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist to give it a “frosted” look.
Next, I paper pieced the adorable Mittens stamp using Carta Bella Warm & Cozy papers. I added Glossy Accents to the center heart and button to add a bit of shine and dimension. My mom used to knit pretty mittens for us every Christmas, so I was all about this cutie pie stamp, let me tell you!
The Jack Frost sentiment is stamped onto watercolor paper and painted with Aged Mahogany and Festive Berries Distress Markers. I just scribble the ink onto my non-stick craft mat and then pick up the color with a water pen. The edges are inked with Iced Spruce and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink using a blending tool. Then I spattered some random ink dots all over to resemble a fanciful snow flurry. As a final touch, Stardust Stickles were randomly added to the design. Then I sewed up the layers and finished the card front with ribbon, a silver mitten charm and novelty button.
The inside of the card has a sweet surprise tucked into a wee envelope I created with Tammy’s Window Mini Pocket Die. The opening is the exact size to fit a mini Ghiradelli chocolate. How fun is that?
Can you feel Jack Frost nipping at your nose right now?
Thanks for stopping by!