Sunday, December 19, 2021

Hug In A Mug

Hello and welcome!  I hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made for the current Festive Friday and Four Seasons challenges.

For Festive Friday, we are to use at least 3 items on the list.  My card includes sparkle, emboss and die cuts.

Art Impressions ladies keep me in stitches and this collaboration stamp set with Simon Says Stamp is no exception!  They were stamped, colored with Copic Markers then fussy cut, leaving a small white edge around the images.  Oh, so fun!  Next the sentiment was stamped with blue pigment ink and clear heat embossed.  It was die cut with a sentiment label die then both were set aside so I could create the background. 

I decided to go with a mini-slimline size card with a white card base measuring 3.25" x 6.25".  I found a perfect piece of patterned paper that conveyed the wintery scene I imagined for these ladies, and it was trimmed down with a mini slimline rectangle die that added the nice hash mark (is that what it's called?)  around the edges.  I also hand trimmed a piece of white cardstock for the "snowbank" then cut it down with the same mini slimline rectangle die so the edges would match that of the patterned paper. With those pieces attached to the base, I added the sentiment and ladies with foam tape.  The blue sweater was covered with polka dots using a white gel pen.  Then, using an aqua shimmer pen, sparkle was added to the white "fur" and the heart on the mugs, plus the heart was then covered with Glossy Accents for a nice shine.  The snowbank also got a touch of sparkle along the top and I added a bit of shading to ground the ladies. I think the picture below captures the sparkle a bit better.

Thanks so much for taking time to stop by, I appreciate it so much.  Take care and Happy Holidays!


Stamps:  Hug In a Much (Art Impressions/SSS)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Blurry Flurries 6x6 paper pack (Whimsey Stamps)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Bluebell
Other:  Mini Slimline Essential Bundle rectangle die (Pinkfresh Studio), Sentiment Label die (SSS), Clear embossing powder (Hero Arts), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen, Ranger Glossy Accents
Copics:  B39, 37, 34, R89, 85 83, 81, 59, 46, 27, 20, 14, E29, 39, 33, 11, 21, 0000, C5, 3, 1, 0


Glenda said...

Super cute image and it is colored to perfection! The sentiment mad me smile! Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge!
Glenda - FS DT

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef this card is fabulous! Beautifully coloured as always and that sentiment made me laugh out loud - stretchy pants all round lol! Thanks for sharing with us over at Festive Friday too!

Diane Evans said...

Love this. And your colouring is amazing. What a fun card!. Thanks for playing along with us in the Festive Friday Challenge.

Jaydee said...

Stef, as always, your coloring is amazing! I love your friends and what a great sentiment! So glad you shared this fabulous card with us at Festive Friday this week

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is just so much fun, Stef. Love those girlfriends and the sentiment is hilarious. I love your background, and your coloring is awesome, as always. Thanks fro playing with us at Festive Friday.

Melanie Hungerford said...

That stamp series is so fun, and you colored the image beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Four Seasons.

Darlene said...

Oh Stef this is just AWESOME! Love these ladies! lol Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.