Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Have an Ice Day

Hi, everyone! Today's card was inspired by MFT's Summer School - White Space at My Favorite Things.

"The idea of white space doesn’t refer to a primarily white card (though often, as is the case with today’s project, this is true) but rather, the idea of leaving a significant portion of your design open, free from embellishment, allowing your focal point to truly shine." 
                                                                                                              Laurie Willison

It's so incredibly hot here that I thought I might try to cool myself down by making a winter/holiday card!  I used my MFT You Make My Heart Melt stamps and coloured the image with markers.  I inked an area of the cardstock with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and added a snowflake die-cut.  I stamped the sentiment on an aqua scrap and finished it off with a few clear sequins.  Lots of white space on this card!

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Animals 1/5; Crafting by Designs July AG 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optional Use Snowflake(s) UE; Creatalicious AG Optional For a Hero UE; Crop Stop Link Party 41 (Distress Inks can be purchased at Crop Stop here) 3/5; DL.ART July AG Linky 1/d; Happy Little Stampers July CAS Animals UE; Love to Scrap AG 5/5; Penny's Paper-Crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Work-it-Wednesday The Great Outdoors 2/3; SUYP Cats Only Furrything Goes UE; The Artistic Stamper Distress It 3/3; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC74 ~ The Great Outdoors; Tuesday Throwdown The Great Outdoors 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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


Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The image is so sweet!! I love the snowflake background!! You've used the white space perfectly, my friend!! This is beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous CAS Kitty!!! Love so much how the snowflake pops out of the inked portion of the back and the adorable couple, so beautifully coloured!!
Thanks so much for the link, I'm discovering some very useful tips for making CAS!! I have to learn a lot about CAS cards! :)
Big hugs

jimlynn said...

Adorable! I'm slowly but surely able to use my hand a little more so will be by when I can.

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Scrap! Hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

Andrea W said...

The snowflake is the perfect backdrop for the cute critters. Darling card!

vinita jain said...

Darn cute and perfect CAS one! Love the cute image and snowflake popped up the inking portion so beautifully!

creationsnz said...

A very cute pair and you've showcased it beautifully. SO glad you joined us at 2CraftyCritterCrazies, CarolG

Linda Mc Enery said...

Beautiful! Your design works so well to focus the eye on the image and your lovely, delicate snowflake! Such a cute image and fabulous sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great design adorable image

MiamiKel said...

Fiki,this is so cute!! I love this! I keep saying I want to play along but time is getting to far away for me so I will admire yours!

Donna said...

So beautiful, darling image and like how you inked just the area behind your image, it really draws your eye to it!

Scrapper69 said...

Ooh, how pretty! Love the design in the corner with the rest being white. It really POPS!!!


Esther Asbury said...

Love the sweet kitty/owl pair on this adorable winter card! Just the right amount of shading behind your die cut. Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

Desire Fourie said...

This is just so adroable. Love the icy cold snowflake behind them.
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Esther Asbury said...

PS So happy you linked up to The House That Stamps Built too!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute Kitty.

Donna Ellis said...

Hope making this darling Christmas card DID help cool you down, KT! It's darling, and you entirely succeeded in the white space. I want to learn to do that! Beautiful card. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or our next guest designer. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
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terrie said...

Love your card your little kitty and owl look very cool in front of the snowflake.....well done and your white space turned out fantastic.

Barbara Godden said...

This is adorable and wonderful how you embraced the "white" space it does make the image pop though and the darker blue behind the snowflake is ingenious. Fantastic card.

Helen said...

Beautiful - love how you've used the snowflake and ink.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

Helen x

JD/ Jill said...

This is adorable...great design!

cotnob said...

Such a sweet card, an adorable image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, your winter friends are so adorable. Great card.

Fikreta said...

very sweet card!

Heather said...

Adorable!!! Love those little cuties and the bit of inking behind the snowflake really makes everything pop! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and LTSCB.

Macimbalo said...

Really sweet card - so cool and esp in this heat wave - it really is a very cool card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge this month!

Michelle said...

This is so lovely Kitty - love the layout - thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty this week and good luck - Michelle x

Jean said...

Oh how sweet love it.
Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
Jean xx

Gail said...

Howdy Howdy -Stopping by as a Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday to say - thank you for uploading your lovely art in the challenge - Have a blessed week - and keep on crafting!

ike said...

That is really fabulous - I love the blue on there. I would be too tempted to try and fill up the space if I tried to do this card :-D
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Nana Connie said...

Hey, KT, Congratulations on being the July winner at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies! Be sure to send an email to claim your prize. You can find the email address on the sidebar of our blog. :-D

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for a hero” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…