I went with a holiday card this time featuring Newton's Nook Sweater Weather! Newton's Nook has sponsored the Cat Lovers Hop every year for the five years of the hop - thank you!
I started by colouring the adorable sweater kitty and mittens with my markers (Bic Mark-its and Dollarama Crafts) and then fussy-cutting. Next I created the inky background with Distress Oxides on photo paper. I layered several blues using the watercolour ink-smooshing technique and then dried in between each colour. It's best to work from lightest colour to darkest, but I didn't. When finished, it had a dull appearance but when wiped with a baby wipe, it became vibrant like you see here. I first saw this technique on a video here.
Next I die-cut the snowy oval (Memory Box Flurry Snowflake Frame) and then I dry-embossed it (Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow). I hand-cut a snowbank from white glitter cardstock (ColorBok) and layered it on the blue panel and then adhered the snowflake frame on top. Next I adhered the sweater kitty and the mittens, adding a die-cut bow from my stash. I heat-embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set in white on a dark-blue scrap and adhered it at the bottom right. Lastly I added three dark-blue snowflake sequins.
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day - and Happy Hopping!