Sunday, January 28, 2018

Winter Hugs

Hello, everyone!  I recently won some stamps from Paperbabe Stamps, and this cutie called Arctic Jumper was one of them (thank you, Kim!).  My card was inspired by Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2018, Ultra Violet, which happens to be the challenge at Paperbabe Stamps.

Stamps: Paperbabe Stamps Arctic Jumper
Paper:  Patterned paper (Doodlebug Polar Pals)
Ink: Ranger Archival (Violet, Magestic Violet), Distress Oxide (Wilted Violet, Broken China), Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Die (My Creative Time Scalloped Stitched Oval), ribbon (Crafty Ribbons Seam Binding - thank you, Ali!), snowflake sequins, Posca white paint marker

Here's how to make my card:

  • Stamp image in violet and sentiment in black (my violet inkpads were a bit dry so I ended up using three violets)
  • Fussy-cut image
  • Mask off sweater and sponge with Distress Oxide
  • Use markers to add pink to cheeks and ears, and white dots to sweater
  • Adhere image to scalloped oval and layer onto patterned paper, and then adhere to A2 card base
  • Embellish with ribbon and snowflake sequins

I would like to support the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas 370 Optional No Sentiment UE
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper January UE
Fashionable Stamping Anything Goes No Digis 2/3
heARTful Stamping Anything Goes plus Stamp 2/2
One Crazy Stamper Anything Goes with Purple or Blue and Ribbon or Button 1/5
Paperbabe Picture Inspiration / Ultra Violet UE
Penny Black and More Something New (new stamps) 3/3
Rudolph Day January 1E C10
Says Stamp Wednesday Layer it Up 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!


Liz said...

What a cute card, love the image. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

So cute bear, Kitty, and your design is just perfect to show him! Love the ultraviolet and the design paper!

Scrapper69 said...

So Sweet!


Dr Sonia S V said...

How cute this is!!! Love the purple shades...adorable !!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

ike said...

Super cute sweater bear and I love your colour combo on this one xxxxx

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute card, sweet image and gorgeous colour as well as a fabby design.

Donna said...

Just as sweet as can be, you are going to town with the gorgeous cards since your return dear friend, it makes me smile every time I see you have a post, you were missed more than you know.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a cute card! Loving you new stamp and the stunning colour of the year!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

cotnob said...

A super card Kitty, he looks lovely and warm in his jumper.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Fikreta said...

this is so very sweet card!
lots of hugs

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 370 and my Patterned Paper January challenge - hope to see you again soon x

linda said...

oh, he's so cute!! and i love bow and the pantone purple! thank you so much for sharing this fun card with us at the penny black and more challenge!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I do love that stamp, clever idea to stamp in those fabulous shades. Thank you very much for sharing & wishing you all the best in the Paperbabe Challenge. Tracey DT

Jo Nevill said...

Such a fun card, I love the image you have used.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week

Jo x

Barb said...

He's a real sweetie. It's a lovely card Kitty. Barbxx

Yvonne Garner said...

What an adorable card, and I LOVE your color palette! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. I hope you will join us again, soon.

Juliet A said...

This is an adorable image, and the background paper finishes it perfectly! Thanks for joining us at the HeARTful Stamping Challenge!