Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Warm Wishes Card using embossing resist

I made this card for a friend of mine...I used the snowflake from the Hero Arts Owl Christmas clear stamp set, and the moose, small snowflake (on background of card in silver) and polar bear are from a stamp set that WalMart has out for the holidays (only $2.97!!!!). I used my corner punch to round the edges of the card, and then punched a small snowflake (I used the Marvy small snowflake punch) out of the corner. I put a little piece of blue paper behind the snowflake punch. You can't see it very well in this picture, but the snowflake and a little bit of the moose's leg warmers are sparkly-I added some Crystal Stickles to the card to make it pop a little.

I stamped the Hero Arts snowflakes on the three pieces of cream cardstock with Brilliance Moonlight White Ink, heat embossed them with clear embossing powder, and used my ranger foam blender to blend some chalk ink over the stamp. It makes this really cool look. Then I added a little bit more stickles to the border of the three blocks. I adhered them with 3D dots, and adhered the colored moose with more 3D dots (but the thinner kind) to complete the card.

And because I just love getting adorable envelopes in the mail, I decorated the envelope to match the card. I stamped the snowflakes (from Hero Arts) with ColorBox Chalk color Blue Iris. I stamped the adorable little polar bear, and then used Gelly Roll Souffle Pen on his scarf to give it a little texture.

Oh, and here's a close up of the card (sorry the picture's not the greatest!):

Thanks for looking!


Julia said...

So so so so so so so cute!!! You are so talented Mandi...seriously!!! I love the souffle pen on the polar bear...where do you get those? And what exactly are Stickles? They are super cute whatever they are!!!:)

Anne said...

Very cute! :-)

Tessa said...

Love it! That little moose is just too cute! I can't believe you got such a deal on the stamps! Hee! Great job on the card!