We're having the most beautiful snowstorm today and I couldn't be happier! The roads were okay when I took the boys to school and I've been able to just be home getting things done around the house. I was itching to get inky with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge as well as try this month's Reverse Confetti SFYTT. I was, much to my surprise, last month's winner, so I was able to get this adorable Happy Winter set and coordinating Confetti Cuts! Thank you so much, Reverse Confetti! Now...disclaimer here...I DID use purple ink...I promise! It just looks very pink in the pictures for some reason. I used Wine Ink for the blended background as well as on the two hats. I also added in some old SU! Pale Plum ink as well.
I really love this color combination and I REALLY like it for this winter card! I don't think I normally would have thought of these particular hues for a card like this, but I do! If it wasn't for the new stamp set, the current SFYTT and the current Color Throwdown, I definitely would not HAVE made this card!
To begin,I set out blending some Wine Ink onto a panel of Bristol paper for a nice smooth blend. I wanted it to have an Ombre look, so I softened it at the bottom and added in some of the lighter purple. Do you like how I layed out the ink? LOL! I just couldn't resist making it look like the sketch! After I liked how it was blended, I spritzed it heavily with Frost Shimmer Spray. Once it was dry, I dry embossed it using THIS embossing folder for some fun texture! I thought it would work nicely with all of the images from the Happy Winter stamp set.
Next, I got to work on the hats! Aren't they adorable? I love how you can mix and match all of the fun pieces! I chose one with a pattern and one with a sentiment. I then decided that I'd probably better add a square, ha ha! I layered the knit image onto a square of Dark Roast cardstock. The image running down the left side as well as this knit piece are embossed using Wow! Puff powder for maximum snowy effect!
I cut off just enough of the blended piece so that you could see the embossed detail on the left side. I matted this entire piece onto a base of Dark Roast cardstock as well. I just love these colors together, but I think I already mentioned that!
As you can see, I definitely took a few liberties in the sketch...as I always seem too! I also added a few sequins for some added shine! Thanks for fluttering by!