Friday, October 30, 2009

Winter Retro Hop

Artful INKables has some great winter-themed stamps that may not be new releases...but they may be new to YOU. To help make you aware of these fun stamp sets, some of the INK girls and I have gotten together a retro Blog Hop. Just hop along from one blog to the next to see some wonderful creations made with some AI oldies-but-goodies. Leave your comment on each blog and you will be eligible to win a retro-winter set of your choice. Names will be drawn on Monday, November 2nd.

My card was made using the set Frosty Mug Mates which features some cute little snowmen with mugs for hats along with a pine tree and some winter sentiments and accessories. A full picture of this set can been seen in our store HERE. The background was made using another retro AI set called Paper Snowflakes which can be seen HERE.
I made the background for this card using the Retiform Technique (directions can be found over on SCS in the resources section) on shimmery white card stock. (My version of the technique basically involves, triangle shaped post-it notes, 3 colors of blue ink and a brayer.) After the background was brayered I stamped on some navy and white snowflakes from the paper snowflakes set. The back card piece was stamped with some smaller snowflakes from the snowman set mentioned above. For the focal point I stamped the snowman head in black on more shimmery card stock and colored it with Copic Markers. The embellishment is a clear snowflake over a circle of navy card stock with a decorative button in the center.
Now Hop on over to Jen's blog to see her fun project...and don't forget to comment to win!

11 comments:

Jackie said...

Totally adorable! That little snow guy is just too cute!

PatsyB said...

I am in love!! Is this cutie single?? Would he want to move to a warmer climate?? I am so glad you brought these out in time for Christmas! Solves my dilemna! Thanks

Tiffany's Epiphanies said...

I love snowmen! The background you made is great!

Kristine said...

Love this shimmery snowman card!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is so cute, Kristen! I love the eyes on that snowman! :)

JPScraps said...

Really cute card!

Deborah Young said...

These little mug-heads are so precious!!!

Anonymous said...

I love anything with snowmen or women! You did a great job. Always like glitter with snow.

Jacquie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your creation!! That set is SO cool! The snowman set that is! Haha! Hope you are well!

Take care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

margie c said...

Wow! Too cute! I love snowman ad he is perfect :)

Velta said...

This is sooo different and of course only you would be able to pull this on off!!! Just perfect for this image!