Good morning! I’ve been a little quiet here as I really needed a little time to recharge and step back from crafting for a bit. It’s been a bit of a crazy time around here for the last few months and I found myself not really enjoying crafting. So I took some time off…took the dog for long walks, exercised, met up with some friends, just took time to clear my head. And then I sat down with a stamp set I’ve wanted since I saw it and just played for fun. And I remembered how much I love cardmaking and I hope that feeling stays for awhile.
Anyway, I’ve been admiring all the fun designs from Colorado Craft Company for awhile now and finally picked up a few Anita Jeram sets to play with. If you’ve been around here for awhile you know that I lost my first pregnancy in May of 2020. Guess How Much I Love You was one of the first books I had purchased as I started buying things for the nursery and it was a bit hard to see them everywhere as stamps for awhile. But I decided it was time to work through it and embrace my love for cute critters. So I did…and it helped me so much more than I thought possible.
I started by stamping the cute images from Flurries of Fun with copic-friendly black ink and colored them with copics. I used cool greys for the snow, my favorite E70 range for the bunnies, and R30s for scarf, mittens, and cardinal. Once I finished coloring I die-cut them with the coordinating dies.
Next I masked off a piece of distress white heavystock with masking paper and blended my winter sky with chipped sapphire, prize ribbon, blueprint sketch, broken china, and tumbled glass distress oxide ink. I dried the panel with my heat gun and then splattered it with water and shimmer spray. Then I removed the masks and blended a little tumbled glass distress oxide ink around the bottom edge for a little depth. I adhered the critters with foam tape and then splattered the panel with white gouache to create a snowy sky with a few snow splatters on my colored images. Once it was totally dry I stamped the sentiment and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I finished the card with a little nuvo crystal glaze and a sprinkling of chunky and prisma glitter for the perfect touch of sparkle!
I’ve already ordered more Anita Jeram sets and I can’t wait to play with more of them! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!
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