Hi everyone! I hope it’s not as cold in your neck of the woods as it is here. We had unseasonably warm weather last week, but Old Man Winter is back with a vengeance! Brrrrrrrr! To warm things up a bit, the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog is hosting a hot cocoa inspired challenge this week. I didn’t make a winter card but did use the colour cocoa quite a bit.I love this bird image and sentiment from the new Close To My Heart Fabulous You stamp set. The diamond print down the side of the card is also a stamp from the same set. It will be available beginning February 1st in the new CTMH Spring/Summer catalogue.The Cocoa patterned paper is from the new Buzz and Bumble paper pack and I used the new brown Glitter Paper to frame out the focal image. To add a pop of colour to the card, I ran a red ribbon down the side and sponged a bit of red onto the bird and flowers.
I have another card, which I will enter into last week’s challenge. The theme was snow, so I made a snowman card for the occasion.Here I go again with the acetate! I stamped and embossed the snowman onto a piece of acetate and then painted him with Color-Ready Pearl Paint. This stuff is great because you can add reinker or distress stain to get whatever colour you want. Once the paint was dry, I cut the acetate to size and used glue dots to adhere it to a clear card. Unfortunately you can’t heat emboss right onto the clear card because they melt! I found that out by trial and error!The inside of the card holds a piece of white card stock with the sentiment ‘There’s snowman like you’. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder to add a snowy look. The stamps used on this card are both retired but they are so wintery and fun!
Hope you had a good time looking. Have a great day and stay warm!