Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hello, 2017

At this time, the weather around the country is really bad. Winter snow, sleet and wind are ravaging most of the US.. all the way down to the panhandle here in Texas. We, however, had a huge thunderstorm last night, with lots and lots of rain!!! I feel really bad for all the bad weather around, but I'm so HAPPY to be out of that mess. It is nice to just have RAIN!!!

I want to share with you a card I made for my sister for her birthday. I think it's one of my favorite cards I have made in a long time. I hope she enjoys it. I had such fun making it!!!

I made the background by layering 3 different shades of  blue on to the front of the card...using Neenah 85lb white paper. I love the 85 and the 100 lb Neenah paper for most of my projects.
Then I frosted the whole background with Wink of Stella clear.  It gave the card a lovely, shimmery effect. I added some splatters of white acrylic paint for the snow.

The three children are a digital stamp from Mo's . I love her stamps!!!
They are painted with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils. The pencils keep the printer ink from bleeding into the colors. That was always such a frustration to me. I had already invested a lot into watercolors and Tombow markers... but I couldn't stay away from the printer ink on my digi images and got black mixed up into my colors. I knew pencils would work but after trying a few, I just was not that happy with the results. These Polychromos were worth every penny, though!!! They blend together and look great... even with novices like me!!!

The street lamp is a cut from my Silhouette Cameo.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that machine. It would cost me a fortune to get all the images I can cut with my Cameo.

The trees are also a cut from my Cameo.  I used 3 layers of Neenah paper, glued them together and frosted them by using "Bridal Veil" embossing powder.

When everything was set, I applied some pearl Embossing Paste around the feet of the children and then wrote the Happy Birthday with my new ZIG calligraphy pens. I think I will love these too!!!

I am entering this card into these challenges:
The snowflakes on the card are for the "FLUTTER"  

Thank you for stopping in.
Happy stamping...