Hi and welcome! Today I’m sharing a card for the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for the month of February 2022. The theme is “Blue & Silver” and you can see the details on how to play along here.
For my card, I used a background that I created using leftover shaving cream mixed with inks from marbling technique I was trying out for a card hop (there’s a video of that technique on my YouTube channel going live on February 25th). I also used silver stencil paste through the same stencil as the background. I stamped and colored the mermaid with Copic markers and added silver accents.
Hello and welcome! We, the Squirrels, are back with our hop for the month of February 🙂 If you’re coming from the lovely sweet V’s blog, then you’re on the right place.
We are a group of crafty friends that come together every month to face the challenge of using old-ish/forgotten/barely used/not loved enough supplies. This month we have Botanical + Color Palette!
I started a bit backwards as I first picked my colords and then started looking for images to color.
I went through my Copic markers and these are the combinations that I managed to select quite close enough to the provided color palette (by the way, it is based on Anna’s actual plant). From left to right:
V06 (not a too close match but that’s what I have)
RV10, RV02, RV13
Once I had the markers picked, I figured out that the Cosmos Bloom Background stamp by Simon Says Stamp would let me use them all. So I stamped the image and colored it in fully, even added W-1 between the florals so that they stand out just a bit better.
I went for a really simple card design. I found a matching green cardstock for a mat and then used a frame die to cut out the image out. I added another layer of cardstock to pop up the frame.
The hardest part was choosing the sentiment… I wanted it to be encouraging, something more meaningful and all I could find was this plain “Hello”. I paired it with “dear friend” stamp, stamped in black and heat embossed in clear.
I used a little bit of Clear Wink of Stella and just few Nuvo glitter drops accents for the flower centers and finished off the card adding clear sequins. In these hard times I though that just a simple hello card can make someone’s day brighter 🙂
Next stop is the awesomely talented Lounon so go check her blog out! I hope you’ll check the rest of the stops too as my crafty friends always have amazing projects to share <3