Sunday, December 2, 2007

farewell Frosty....

It is time to bid Frosty a fond farewell for his time has come....he has been retired. In case you haven't seen the retired list check it out. I have a workshop this afternoon so today is all about using my retired set for the last time before the go into my sale bin to be sold off in January to finance the purchase of new rubber stamps.

The Frosty card is a fairly simple one. I used an always artichoke card base with a couple of strips of Wintergreen designer paper. Frosty is matted with always artichoke and soft sky card stock. Frosty is stamped in basic black on whisper white then I stamped him again on a scrap of the designer paper and cut out the scarf, hat band and leaf and attached them to the main image. Used markers to color his hat, carrot and buttons.

This card is just a quickie using Double Line Doodle. The card body is Very Vanilla and the greeting from Hugs & Wishes is stamped in basic black. On a scrap of very vanilla I stamped some of the flowers from Double Line Doodle, add some color with markers. I used several different sizes of punches to punch out the flowers and the corresponding circles. I added some Rich Regal brad to the center of the flowers

The last card uses Solemn Stillness and itty bitty backgrounds . I have seen several cards in Splitcoast stampers that is the same general idea as this card so I can not take full credit for the idea but this is my version of it. I used Going Gray, Basic Gray and Basic Black card stock. For inks I used Basic Gray but did not reink everytime I stamped and Whisper White for the snow and moon. This photo does not show it but while the whisper white ink was still wet I embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder to the card has a nice sparkle to it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your Solemn Stillness card. Did you mask it or just stamp off?

I have used this stamp for all of my Christmas cards this year too...

Great job!!

Pam

Julesiana said...

WOW!!
I had missed these somehow!
That Solemn Stillness is da bomb--even if some of it wasn't your idea--you made this ROCK!!