Have you ever seen a stamp that you just absolutely love?? Well I did with this one. The minute I set eyes on this winter girl with her mittens and hot drink I knew I had to have her. She comes as part of one of the kit of the month's at Unity. I am not a member but they usually have a one time purchase of the kit of the month's so I jumped on it. Well actually my husband did, he bought me this one for my birthday which was right before we left for Scotland. This kit is called Warmth of Winter and is the 12/14 KOM.
I finally got around to using her over the weekend. I had a million ideas for her when I ordered her but now I was stumped with what to do with her. I started off just putting her down on paper. I heat embossed her with black embossing powder and painted her with my Peerless Watercolors. I absolutely love the way the colours of these paints all blend together. They are almost effortless for a novice like me :) I really want to take a paint class this year it is one of my goals for 2015.
Once she was painted she sat on my counter for 2 days as I was stuck with what to do with her. Then I got the idea to put the trees behind her in white using white embossing powder. The trees are from the same stamp set which is really useful :) I covered her up and stamped around her then when the trees were set I water coloured them. I wanted to finish off the card with some snow I wanted to use chunky glitter to make it really pop at the bottom. But I could not find my white chunky glitter anywhere so I had to make a quick trip to the craft shop for some. I put some on the bottom then dotted some around the background of the card. I was really happy with the way it turned out the glitter really makes the card pop. I am just loving the chunky glitter look lately.
I them remembered I had bought a Crafter's Companion magazine while I was home and It came with a free stamp set. This is one of the sentiments I used from it - All that glitters is snow. I just love it! It did happen to snow here yesterday so it was a perfect fit for my card. I stamped it on to a wee bit of vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder just to finish off my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you love my card as much as I do :)
Stay tuned to my blog in the coming weeks. I am going to be having a wee giveaway on here for all of my readers. I bought way too many craft things over the last few months so I thought I would share some of them with you guys n girls :)
Supplies - Unity Stamp Company KOM Warmth of Winter, Crafters Companion Free Stamps, VersaMark Ink, Black and White embossing powder, Vellum, Peerless Watercolors , Glitter Card & White card base.
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