Stamperia Sweet Winter Victorian Ice Skates: Working with Large Focal Images
Hello, Friends! Today’s Stamperia Sweet Winter Victorian Ice Skates Card brings back such happy memories from childhood winters. Living in Vermont, everything froze in the wintertime. We had a neighbor on our hill who would flood the field beside his house, and when it froze, we had our own neighborhood ice rink. It was not huge or fancy, and the ice was a bit bumpy. But that did not impact our fun one bit. There’s something truly magical about skating outdoors, under a pale blue winter sky, surrounded by trees with snowy branches and winter birds.
Of course, as a girl, I wanted a pair of white ice skates. But as a girl with three older brothers, what I got was their hand me down black hockey skates. If I’d had the beautiful white skates I coveted, I would have been able to glide gracefully over the ice instead of spending most of my time on my bottom! spent more time
Working with Large Focal Images
When I found the image of these skates in my 12×12 pad of Sweet Winter, I knew I wanted to use them on a card. But they are almost as big as the base of this 5×7 card. After some thinking, I decided to fussy cut the skates and back them with pieces of waste chipboard. Then I added foam tape to make them pop off the stitched and layered card background.
This gave me room to tuck flowers, snowflakes, a tag and a dangle element around and behind the image. When working with a large focal image like this, use embellishments to add interest and layers, but let the image be the star of the show.
A Peek Inside
The inside of this card is simple, but elegant. I added a little flap/turn element and a pocket, of course.
Tuck a Tim Holtz Christmas image behind the flap along with a small ephemera bit. The back side of the image provides space to write a personal message. The pocket holds a little tea bag, honey stick and chocolate snowman to enjoy after the skating party is over.
I’m so thankful for this reminder of the simple joys of childhood. We didn’t have a lot of the gizmos and gadgets that kids of today have. Our skates, sleds and snowsuits were all hand-me-downs…but the fun we had was fresh and new every single day.
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Wishing you warm winter memories today, friends!
- Stamperia Sweet Winter
- Prima Farm Sweet Farm Florals
- Ice Skate Embellishments (Prima Christmas in the Country)
- 3/16″ pink gingham ribbon
- Silver Metallic String
- Tim Holtz Ephemera
- WOW! Powdered Snow Embossing Powder