Maureen's husband Al is thankfully making good progress after heart surgery and the November Rudolph Days Challenge is now up and running HERE. The best news of course is that Al is so much improved.
I made my card for the challenge about a week ago - it's a slimline one (DL size) using more from the Whimsy scenic paper pack:
- UK size white DL card stock - 8.25" x 4" - tent style
a sheet of paper from the Whimsy Stamps Slimline 'Frozen' scenic designer paper pack. It's just a snowy slope with sky and mountains in the background - but a perfect foil for what I did next (IMHO)
- cut a piece of silver pearlescent card to 8" x 3.75" and then cut the background Whimsy paper to 7.75" wide and left the height at 3.5" so that it was even all round
- had already chosen the stamps to use and they're from the MFT 'Ready, set, snow' set of stamps - love this set!
- stamped the three really cute snow boarding 'critters' plus a couple of trees onto white card using a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad
coloured them all using Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
- then die cut them, using the co-ordinating set of MFT dies
- at that point I knew how the scene would fit together, and also that it was safe to stamp directly onto the background (from making a couple of cards using the same scenic background pad back in May) so I added the sentiment directly onto the background, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink
- then positioned the 'still not stuck down' snowboarding trio plus two trees and worked out where some ''flipped back snow swirls' would go - using the Misti of course
- stamped the snow swirls, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' again
- then glued the pearlescent silver panel on to the card blank
- followed that with the Whimsy back ground panel
- added the trees using a glue pen and the snowboarding critters using thin sticky pads
The colours are actually brighter, but still quite pastel, the best I could get as it was so dull here this afternoon when I took the photo. And the little shadows you can see around the images and their snowboards were just picked up by the camera due to the light (I'm not clever enough to have added them deliberately), yet as they're slightly raised, you do get that effect when you look at the cards in real life.
I'm a big fan of 'Ultratape' sticky pads and have used them for many years. They come in a sheet of 40 pads at approx. half an inch by one inch each in size. As they're lovely and thin, no worries about going into 'Large letter' postal rates - they're quick and easy to use, not messy and also snip into the tiniest pieces.
It made sense to make two cards exactly the same whilst everything was on my desk, particularly as the background papers come in twos. I totally love the Whimsy 'Frozen' scenic background papers - and already have plans for more pairs of cards.
As the set of stamps and dies is having its first outing, I'm linking this into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #32 HERE.