Great sketch Roxie! Thanks for posting it last night. Since I had coffee with my Anniversary Cake, I got a second wind around 10:30! So instead of getting off the couch and going to bed I made a detour and went to my craft table and started this card! I need one for this weekend for a couple who got married a year ago and are finally back home in CA. So, on to the details.......
Cut out my panels.
#1. White card that I painted the black and white squares on. Sponged edges with tea dye.
#2. Stamped snowflakes with versamark, white eb them, sponged ruby red over top. Paper pierced corners and faux stitched.
#3. Stamped my imaged, colored with re-inkers and acrylic paint. Snow is light ivory. Masked houses, sponged sky. Paper pierced corners and faux stitched.
#4. Stamped snowman, colored same as panel 3, masked and sponged bashful blue. Painted the edges black and white, sponging tea dye. Stamped the hat and bird, cut out and popped up.
Put all my panels together according to the sketch. Painted pearlizing medium on the roofs, hat and bird. Well, I hope they like it and you too!.......TFL :0)
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 GMT Views: 933
Registered: November 14, 2007 Location: South Western Ontario, Canada Posts: 529
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 @ 2:29 PM
Wow, where do I start. 1. the black and white squares give a 3D effect, they look embossed or raised somehow 2. I never thought of using the ink to dye my paper the right colour like you did with the snowflake panel - great idea 3. this is just a very cool card. I love it.
Registered: July 4, 2004 Location: Benton Harbor Michigan Posts: 9718
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 @ 2:38 PM
Don't ya just love winter cards!! Love the cabin with the Gina K snowman. The red is so pretty and I just love those black and white squares!! That tea dying really adds so much dimension to that snowman. Going to have to try that :) Thanks!!
Registered: February 12, 2007 Location: Aurora, Colorado Posts: 13656
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 @ 2:41 PM
This is just adorable. Love the house scene behind the snowman. Awesome techniques involved. I have to try your black/white edge sometime. I love it...just afraid to try it for some reason. Your faux stitching is just the perfect final touch to an awesome card. great card, sis.
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Registered: August 7, 2007 Location: North Carolina Posts: 28161
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 @ 4:21 PM
Oh Cathy... as always.... yours is special! I just love your black and white borders... really pop! Love the house scene with the snowman in the foreground... all the sponging, and those clouds are just great! You are one gifted lady!!! Have a happy thanksgiving!!!