Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mittens & Warm Wishes

Today's Color Challenge from SCS (CC374) is Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery and Pacific Point - with the "dessert" being  - make a winter or Christmas-themed card.  I had fun making this quick and easy card.  Hope you like.

"Mittens and Warm Wishes"


Stamps:  sentiment is computer generated
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Certainly Celery (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Mittens die-cut (Sizzix), Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix), Denim and Honeydew Twine (The Twinery), glue, glue dot, sticky strips, and dimensionals



I followed the advice of Pam Sparks (Expressions with Heart) and die-cut three sets of the mittens from Pacific Point cardstock.  I ran one set through my Big Shot with the embossing folder.  I then glued the three layers together with the embossed layer on top ... this makes the die-cut thick (more like the thickness of chipboard) so that it really stands out.

I cut another set of mittens from Certainly Celery cardstock and then cut off the cuff from each one.  I added glue to the cuffs and then wound Honeydew twine around and secured the ends at the back.  I mounted the cuffs on top of my mittens using sticky strips to hold them securely.

I printed the sentiment from my computer onto Whisper White cardstock, cut it to size and then mounted a piece of Denim twine to the card front using a glue dot to secure underneath the knot at the top.  I mounted the mittens on top of the twine, popping them up with dimensionals to add depth.

Fun and easy card to make!


5 comments:

  1. Love the clean and simple look of it!

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  2. Unbelievably stinkingly adorable!!!

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  3. So darn cute. . . even if it is 90 degrees here. :)

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    1. I'm with you June. It's not that hot here (about 60-65 degrees today), but still had a hard time wrapping my head around making a winter card.

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  4. Loll, that is totally adorable! Running the mittens through the embossing folder makes them look knitted - brilliant idea!

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