Hey there blogland friends! I'm bringing a little, ooey-gooey sweetness to you today with my new OCL Sweet Holiday set. So what do you think...it's pretty dang cute, right!?! I can officially tell you that I'm over my "white" phase. Yep, tomorrow I'll start digging through the DP pile again to see what I can throw together. But first I'll tell you about this busy, little card.
The images were stamped with Black Soot on Neenah and colored with Copics. Once it was colored, Crafty Sparkles were adhered to the candy and Sparkly Fluff to the clouds. The snow is something new for me. I found a Snow Marker at JoAnn's and thought I would give it a try. I'm not sure if I got the texture I was going for, but it is definitely interesting! The background panels are two different EFs that were double embossed by following Tex's awesome video tutorial. The sparkle just doesn't come across in the pics, but wow is it there in real life!
The snowflakes were cut with a Sizzix decorative strip then VersaMarked, sprinkled with Heat & Stick Powder and Iridescent Ice EP and finished by adding half pearls. The car's window and tail lights have Glossy Accents on them...and check out that license plate. Too cute! The sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders die. The candy in the upper, right-hand corner is also a Spellbinders die and I free-hand drew the swirly line before coloring it with Copics and adhering Crafty Sparkles to it. The ribbon was from my stash. Oh, I almost forgot...the snow in the sky was created by dabbing my 0 (Colorless Blender) on the CS. It took a few dabs before it lightened but I like the effect. I think it would pop even more with a darker sky.
Gingerbread house: E37, E35, E34, E21, R29, R27, R24, C4, C2, C0, BG10 Candy: R29, R27, R24, G28, G24, G21 Car: R29, R27, R24, G28, G24, G21, C6, C4, C2, C0, BG10 Ground: E37, E35, E34, E21 Sky: BG10, 0 Clouds: BG10
This card includes the following challenges:
A Crafty Little Place ~ #64 Red, White & Green
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ #129 Snow and/or Snow Flakes
ABC Christmas Challenge ~ W for Winter Wonderland
Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ #24 Emboss It
Crafty Purple Frog ~ #2 Time for You to Sparkle
Creatalicious Challenge ~ #15 All White (with a little color)
Little Red Wagon ~ Do It In 3's
One Stitch in Time Challenge Blog ~ #38 Winter Wonderland
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ #105 Embossing
Pear Tree Designs ~ #25 Sketch
The ABC Challenge ~ H is for Holidays
The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog ~ #27 Someone Special at Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday ~ #9 Use an Image/Sentiment
STAMPS: OCL Sweet Holiday
PAPER: Neenah Solar White
INK: Black Soot Distress Ink
ACCESSORIES: Copic markers; Big Shot; Nestabilities Standard Circles Small; Shapabilities Labels Trio; black fine tip marker; VersaMark; Heat & Stick Powder; Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder; OCL Sugar Crafty Sparkles; OCL Sugar Sparkly Fluff; heat tool; 2-Way Glue Pen; Snow Marker; Sizzix embossing folders (two different ones); ribbon and pearls from my stash; Glossy Accents