Summer is in full-force in Atlanta, so I was in the mood to escape by creating a fun and festive Christmas card. What better way to escape the heat than with show-bound penguins? Looks like it’s “time to chill” with my Snow Friends and this gorgeous Night of Navy and Whisper White Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. The card is a mixture of beautiful and cute. Here’s my card:
And here’s Jen Mitchell’s sketch for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Snow Place. This set is one of my favorite carryovers from last year’s Holiday Catalog. I always had a good time when the penguin or snow-people came out to play last year, and I had lots of fun with them this year, too. With the exception of the snowflakes, every image in this set pairs perfectly with a Framelit in the Snow Friends Framelits Dies. There are so many great ways to play dress up with this cast of fun characters.
- Slippery Slope. One of my all-time favorite cards is a card I made with this penguin last year – you can see that card here. When I created that card, I hand-snipped the curved snowbank. For this card, though, I had a handy new Thinlits Die to help me create this slope without that free-hand cutting. I used the smoothy, curved edge of the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (the right side of the Thinlit featured on the right below) to crop the curve on this snow bank. What a fun way to get a little extra bang for my buck!
- Color Combination. I love the Night of Navy backdrop on this card. While I love the Night of Navy and Real Red combination (my original idea was to use only those colors), the combination gave the card a patriotic feel. As such, I added a lot of Old Navy to balance out the red, white and blue combination. I forget how much I love Old Olive until I see it. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Snow Friends Papers: Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red Inks: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Brights Stampin’ Write Marker (Pumpkin Pie) Accessories: Snow Friends Framelits Dies, Swirly Bird Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
There are 1000+ ways to use these Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies in fun and creative ways. What are some ways you are using them?
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