Today’s card was inspired by the day 16 CARDtober challenge at 2Peas Refugees. The theme for this challenge was to create a card with some type of element that “pops” up from the card. It could be an action wobbler card as I’ve done, an explosion/box card, a card with pop-ups on the inside, etc.
I started by created the background panel for my card using the 4″ Wreath Builder Template from Gina K. Designs. I coved the entire 4″ square with snowflake images from two different stamp sets. One was the Holiday Wreath Builder stamp set by Gina K. Designs and the other was the STAMPtember 2017 set by Gina K. Designs for Simon Says Stamp called Warmer with You. The STAMPtember set is no longer available, but any small to medium size snowflake stamps will work. I stamped the snowflakes using the following inks from Catherine Pooler Designs and Altenew (listed darkest to lightest):
- Daydream (CPD)
- All That Jazz (CPD)
- Aquatini (CPD)
- Mint to Be (CPD)
- Sea Glass (Altenew)
When the background was done, I matted it using a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock by Stampin” Up cut to a 4-1/8″ square. I then adhered that to a 4-1/4″ top-folding card base made from Premium White Cardstock from Catherine Pooler Designs.
On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped the smallest snowman from the Warmer with You stamp set using Amalgam ink by Gina K. Designs. I colored the snowman using Copic markers. I used BG11, BG13, and BG18 for all the teal areas and YR16 for the carrot nose. I used C3, C1, C00, and the colorless blender for all the snow/white areas. I finished the snowman by adding a generous coat of Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir.
I die cut a small stitched circle using the second smallest circle die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up. I stamped the sentiment which is from the Tiny Words Christmas stamp set by Simon Says Stamp using Daydream ink. I adhered the circle to the middle of the background then added the snowman to it using a mini action wobbler. The action wobbler was a bit larger than the snowman, so I trimmed it down a bit using my scissors. Since I cut away part of the adhesive when I trimmed it, I added a few drops of Tombow liquid glue to each side of the wobbler before I attached it to the snowman and card.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today. It was a lot of fun to make!
Before I go, I also wanted to take a moment to let everyone know the second edition of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop is going on this week. It was organized by Justine Hovey, so you can find all the details on her blog and start each day of the hop this week on her YouTube channel. There are over 130 prizes up for grabs from the hop sponsors and participants, so you’ll definitely want to check it out. I’ll be participating in the hop on Thursday (Oct. 25), so I hope you’ll check out my video that day.
Until next time …