I immediately noticed she created her own glitter background paper for her card. Since I did that on my day four card for class, I didn’t want to use that technique again for my day five card. After thinking about it for a while, here are the elements I took from her card to incorporate into my own:
- Circle background
- Tiny hearts
- Fishtail banner sentiment
Here’s the card I created.
Believe or not, my background isn’t actually a patterned paper. I created it myself using several different stamps. I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! I actually borrowed another tip from Catherine to create that background. Since I didn’t have a large plain circle stamp, I used the LOL stamp from the Everyday Circles stamp set by Neat and Tangled and just flipped it over and used the solid back side of the stamp. I never would have even thought to do that, so thanks for that tip, Catherine!
Once I had my circles stamped all over the background, I added the candy canes from the Build a Stocking stamp set by Inspired by Stamping. I decided the little white diamond areas between the circles needed something, so that’s where I incorporated my hearts. I added the little open heart stamp from the Swanky Snowdudes stamp set from Paper Smooches.
Since I used Glacier and Pomegranate inks from Close to My Heart to create my background, I used the coordinating card stocks to tie everything together. I stamped a sentiment from the Holiday Lyrics stamp set by The Ton using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed it using white embossing powder. After creating the fishtail banner end using my scissors, I adhered it to my card using some thin foam tape from Simon Says Stamp.
The snowman stamp I used is from the same Paper Smooches set I used for the heart and is one of my favorite snowman stamps of all time. He’s just so stinkin’ cute! I colored him using my Copic markers and then added a striped detail to his scarf using a white gel pen. After I had my card fully assembled, I added some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen and a little pom-pom on his hat. I also added some Glossy Accents to his scarf and nose for a little shine.
I really had a lot of fun making this card. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us tomorrow for day six of class!
I also had the opportunity yesterday to take a class at my local stamp store — Stamp Fever. The class was taught by Robin who is an absolutely AMAZING card designer! While the cards we made in class were all very quick & easy cards perfect for mass producing, the cards she showcases on her blog are incredibly detailed works of art. You should go check out her work!
Here are the cards we made in class.
Until next time …