Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends (all current or former members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team). You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Cindy's blog, and I'm sure she inspired you with her project.
This month we have a theme/color challenge focusing on whites, neutrals and winter. Since it's cold outside here in North America, it's not too hard to create along with this theme! I decided to break out the Mountain Adventure Photopolymer Stamp Set, since I don't think it had seen ink yet! I do this to myself every time...I buy so many sets from the Holiday Catalog that I never have time to play with them all before Christmas rolls around and the catalog retires. I have a goal to make some more cards and tags before the end of 2016 to share with you, so stop by and get some more inspiration in the next few weeks.
I made two cards that could be used for a few different reasons in the winter months including Valentine's Day, thinking of you or even a birthday if you changed out the greeting. I love the scene building options with this set.
I tried something new with the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (which is on sale right now, so grab some from my online store). I cut a small strip, laid it on top of my Smoky Slate Ink Pad, and gently rubbed over the back of it so just the raised areas touched the ink pad. The greeting is part of the Mountain Adventure Stamp Set. I also used some Smoky Slate patterned paper and Whisper White Baker's Twine to complete the card.
Here's the second card. I stamped the little chalet first, masked it with a sticky note and then stamped the hill. The hill is also stamped twice more above the chalet. I colored with the watercolor pencils, and blended with the Aqua Painter. Some more trees stamps in Smoky Slate complete the scene. I colored the cabin in brown and blue for the window, and gave it a heart "puff of smoke" coming from the chimney.
You get a better look at the ink stained embossed paper in the lower left of this photo. I used the same embellishments to complete the card, and this pretty greeting is also from the mountain stamp set. I used the border of this greeting to frame the other greeting above.
Well, that's all for me today. But be sure to move on to my fancy friend Allison Okamitsu and her fabulous creation! Thanks for stopping by!