Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Warm Nose and Toasty Toes - AHSC #237

Another Christmas Card using CTMH "Beary Christmas" paperpack, complements and zip strips.  The striped design paper was already a choice and the row of Christmas packages in the Complements were just what was needed for the border of the striped design paper, and another background design paper that looked like snow.  With these choices the sketch was changed to landscape.  A couple more complements (Tree, distressed with Glacier and a Bear holding presents) were placed among the packages.  

The sentiment alone probably took twice as long as putting together the whole card...first applied direct to dotted background but it got lost in the heavy snow. Covered my sentiment with a cloud but it didn't cover it all so cut another cloud and layered. Using a cupcake stamp (frosting die) for my clouds, cut and stamped many different ink colors until satisfied with result.  Black and Charcoal too dark, Pebble too light, Glacier got lost, and finally Pewter came through...many of these stamped were just layered for dimension.  Distressed edges with Glacier ink and adhered with 3D Thin Foam Tape.     

My card this week as Design Team Member for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge changing sketch to landscaping.  Love to see you at this challenge...you have until Sunday, November 12th to enter your project. The design team reveal for this sketch will be on Wednesday, so be sure to stop by to see the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and other entrant inspirations for this challenge.  

And stop by every Monday for new sketches. Don't wait for the DT post to create your project...show us up with your artwork.  

The inside of the card the Ho Ho Ho Zip Strip was used and an adorable new Little Saint Nick stamp, coloring his hat with a stripe.  

Also submitted to the following Challenges:

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:
Design Paper 
     Beary Christmas, Complements and Zip Strips 
     White Daisy and Cranberry 
     Pewter and Glacier 
     D1073 Frosty Friends 
     Mayaroad Die3378 Celebrate Cupcake Bundles 


Lisa said...

Sweet sweet sweetness! Love this one! You've been holding out on me! Thanks for playing along with us at Three Amigos again!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Alyson Mayo said...

Love how you used the line of presents to represent the flowers in the sketch - good thinking. That sentiment is too cute! The bear looks like he can't wait until Christmas morning!

Lisa said...

Adorable! Love the presents in place of the flowers and love that cutie pie bear! Thanks for playing along with Three Amigos!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Comments from DT at The Outlawz "Monday Greetings"

Liw Lejdbrandth, DT on November 9, 2017 at 7:54am
What a great card you have done and I love the whole 3D feeling of your card.

Linda Osterwise, DT on November 9, 2017 at 11:00pm
Suzanne, your card is adorable.

Permalink Reply by Shirley M , DT on November 8, 2017 at 12:53pm
Adorable card, Suzanne. Great layers.

Permalink Reply by Suzanne Reynolds on November 8, 2017 at 1:25pm
Shirley, thank you for your comments and for helping me with my upload of my card.

Angela Bonanno, DT on November 9, 2017 at 1:50pm
Your card is so beautiful! That faux stitching on those clouds is awesome!