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!


Anonymous said...

Love the clean and simple look of it!

Darnell said...

Unbelievably stinkingly adorable!!!

June K said...

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

Loll said...

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.

Susan said...

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