Hi Everyone! Are we surviving the Polar Vortex? It is just crazy. I like the cold, but not this early.
For today’s card, I created a thank you made out of a variety of Catherine Pooler stamps, inks, papers and dies.
I used the Happy Buddies stamp set and the sentiment is from the Chillin’ Snow Flake stamp set ( I dropped my Midnight Ink on my Polar Bear, he doesn’t have black stripes on him). The critters in this stamp set are so adorable and can be used throughout the year for any occasion. The Penguins look like they could be holding a heart for Valentine’s Day or flowers for Mother’s Day or as a thank you. The deer and polar bear look like they are trying to give a hug and they can hold the “happy” banner above any kind of celebration sentiment. I stamped out all of the images and have cards coming soon with the other images.
To start, I stamped the deer out on some scrap card stock. It’s thicker so I think it was Neenah 110lb, but I am not sure. I stamped the image using Sandcastle Ink. This shade allows the lines of the stamp to blend well with my Copics in the E30-E39 range. It isn’t no line coloring, it is a nice blend with my markers. I like the lines on this image, it is so darling that I don’t want to change the look with no line coloring. The Copics I used for the deer are E31, E33, E35 and E39. I used E49 for the nose, eyes and mouth.
I ink blended Sandcastle ink on a piece of white cardstock and then inked up the Woodgrain Background with Icing On The Cake ink and stamped over it. I cut a frame out of the stamped image using the largest and 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. I cut the snow banks out of white card stock using Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders. I stamped the sentiment on the smaller snow bank using Day Dream ink.
The adorable snowy background is pattern paper from the Catherine Pooler Patterns and Pine 6×6 paper collection. I would love to have an entire paper pad of this paper! It is the perfect winter background! I adhered the larger snow bank to the background paper. I glued the deer to the snowbank and background paper and then attached the smaller snow bank using 3M foam tape.
I attached some clear packaging to the frame. I was going to make it a shaker card, but decided against it. I added more 3M foam tape on the frame and attached it to my card base.
I cut 3 snow flakes out of 40lb vellum and attached them to the frame using my Xyron sticker maker. I used the smallest die from the Snow Flake Trio die. I have a quick and easy card planned using all of the Snow Flake dies.
That’s all it took to make the card. I just love how the deer looks ready to give a hug!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!