Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Virtual Stamp Night...Mini!

Hello Stamping Friends!

I am making my 3rd attempt to post this.  Blogger has not liked me this week!  I typed up a full description of my cards, and it would not publish.  I hit save multiple times, but when I came back to it this morning, nothing was there.  BooHoo.  Hardly earth-shattering, but definitely frustrating!  My motivation to get this posted is the deadline for this week's Friday Mashup challenge!  

My FM card is also for the Mini version of Virtual Stamp Night, which was last Friday night.  The full version will be March 7 & 8, and I am happy to be hosting a challenge that weekend!  The overall theme is "Weather or Not."  There is still time to upload your mini VSN cards, with a chance to win a 6 month subscription to the SCS Fan Club!!

So...onto the cards.  I just did one part of the Friday Mashup - the color scheme - and the VSN challenge was to use a weather theme with a play on words.  My card base is marina mist, and I added a layer of whisper white which was dry embossed with the Cloudy Day folder, then sponged with soft sky ink.  I had this glimmer paper already cut (using the Tasteful Trim die), and then I added a bit of color with my SU markers.  I told someone that they represent the huge piles of snow we have all over town in every parking lot, every driveway...  I am so over this winter!!!

But I digress.

The cute image and sentiment are from SU's "Snow Much Fun."  I used black craft ink, heat embossed, then colored with markers.  It looks like cherry cobbler on his scarf, but it is actually primrose petals.  The image is cut out,and my snowball is actually on the "wrong" side, so I would have room for the sentiment.  I did use cherry cobber for the sentiment, popped up on a scalloped oval to match the clouds.  Bakers twine is the final detail.

My next card is more about SPRING!!  We were encouraged to make a card with a floating element.  I made my first suspension card; you can find a tutorial here.  I did it a bit differently, so if I write a note inside, it will show.  Oops.  Oh well.  The card base is wisteria wonder.  I used the apothecary framelits for the opening.  The butterfly and inside frame are concord crush pattern paper.  The flower is from SU's "Every Moment", heat embossed, colored with markers, then cut out and popped up with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from "Because I Care", and the watermark flower is from"Bliss."  I added certainly celery seam binding for contrast.

It was fun making cards for challenges again this weekend.  I probably won't be stamping again until Saturday, since work is so busy.  But I will be sure to post cards when I do!  Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Denise, isn't he just the cutest snowman? You did a great job with the design, coloring, and definitely the snow piled up everywhere- it is actually that color not snowy white! I love how you switched the snowball- genius! Thanks for playing at the Friday Mashup this week!

  2. Your snowman card is super cute, Kim. Love your piles of snow. :) I feel right at home with them since that's exactly what it looks like here in my part of Michigan. Thanks for playing with us at the Friday Mashup.