Monday, September 3, 2012

Let It Snow (?)

Actually, I hate snow so I would prefer it didn’t – that’s why I moved South!  Today’s card started with the direction of the latest Color Q Challenge #152, and also entering in Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes.

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September Cards 010

This card is a great example of something that looks much better in person – I feel like many of my cards are like that.  I think I need a better camera, a photography editing class wouldn’t hurt either.

Anyway, this card uses 3 different brands of ink to get close to the inspiration.  Ranger Adirondack Brights in Pool, Distress Ink in Peeled Paint and Pumice Stone, and Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Soft Sand.

Some close-ups:

September Cards 001  September Cards 002

I sponged off some of the background color before stamping to give a snowy hazy look, and also to help the snowflakes show better.  I finished the green flakes with Peeled Paint Distress Stickles, and the cream colored flakes with Liquid Pearls in Bisque.

I accidentally rocked my stamp when stamping the ‘brrr!’, but liked how it looked – the letters look like they’re shivering!  So I did the same thing with the ‘Let it snow!’, kind of like snow falling from the sky.

Thanks for joining me today!