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Monday, January 14, 2013

Eureka! Stamps Challenge

Hello!  
How's your weather?
Here in the Buffalo, New York area we are having some unbelievable weather!
I can't believe it is January and we are having 60 degree temps.
Isn't it supposed to be cold at this time of the year?
I'm not complaining though, I'm not a cold weather person!
Today's card is all about the cold.
This weeks Eureka! Stamps Challenge theme is
"Layer It Up and Let It Snow"
To find out more about the challenge check out the
Eureka! Stamps Blog
For my card I have used 3 different rubber stamps 
(these are also available in digital format) from
"Snowy Christmas Tree" #39401
"Snowman To and From" #23705" and
"Group of Snowflakes" #16806
 
For the trees I used "Snowy Christmas Tree"
I stamped the image onto scrap paper 2 times and fussy cut them to make masks.
Then I started to make the background panel.
I stamped with 2 different colors of Distress Ink.
I did one tree at a time and as soon as it was stamped 
I quickly covered it with clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.
 I then covered the tree with the mask and repeated the process until I had a forest.
For the sky, I used the masks again to cover the trees in sections 
and colored the sky with a blending tool and Distress Ink.
The "Group of Snowflakes" was cut apart into separate flakes.
I stamped them onto the sky with VersaMark ink
 and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
To be honest, I'm not crazy about the snowflakes in the sky.  
I do love the images, but just think they are too large for this particular card.
Oh well, guess I need to show my not so great ideas too.
I stamped "Snowman To and From" onto white card stock 
and colored him with FlexMarkers and fussy cut him.  
This isn't the entire stamp, but I just wanted to use the snowman.
The snowman is layered onto the card with foam tape.
To finish up the card, I used some Frosted Lace Stickles 
to give some sparkle to the snow on the trees.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you've gotten some inspiration 
and will join the 
Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week.
Leave a comment if you will and come again soon.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

3 comments:

kisatrtle said...

Very cute! Tfs

Roxie said...

Vute card, that's a nice scene you created.

Rachelle said...

Hey, that is so unfair--60 degrees! It's freezing here and I mean below zero in Utah. Darling card, very fitting for my house! :)