Friday, August 21, 2015

Warm Thoughts

Hello All,

I had to break down and start creating winter cards.. I have caved into peer pressure with all of these other beautiful winter cards coming out.. So here I am on gladly on the band wagon!

I decided not to add a line for the hills that leads to the trees.
To me it looks hazy like blowing snow.
Leaving it line-less seemed like a good idea.
Shimmery hood and glove trim adds just a bit of sparkle.
A single button with a bow is all the embellishment this
card needs 
This card was designed for the for Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.. The theme this week is 'buttons and bows'. Stop on over and see what the team did as well. You will not be disappointed.

 Also I wanted to introduce Sami Stamps as our sponsor this week.. Their line drawings are just fantastic. Very versatile and easy to work with in any computer program. So hop on over and check it out. You will love what you see...

I envisioned this woman around a warming cabin which provides a cup of hot joe. The trees in the background would indicate she might have been looking for a Christmas tree..

I love everything about this card. The color is mostly white with a pop of color and sparkle.. Winter is supposed to sparse and white and full of quiet moments like the lady sipping her coffee.    

Here are some other challenges I am linking to:
HLS August Christmas Challenge: Theme- Sparkle
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: #54- Snowflakes and Sparkle
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge: #38- Anything Goes (SCCC)
ABC Christmas Challenge- Q is for Quantum

ABC Christmas Challenge
I am using 'F' and 'G'
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How to:
  1. Cut and scored my CS to an A2 size card base.
  2. Dry embossed the card base twice using the retired SU snowflake embossing folder.
  3. Printed out my image from Sami Stamps on 110lb. CS
  4. Colored her using my Mexpy alcohol markers.
  5. Stamped the sentiment using a set from Simon Says Stamp 
  6. Created a mask for the tree line then stamped the tree image using silver pigment ink.
  7. Die cut the image traced the die cut image to a piece of chevron PP.
  8. Cut just outside the line creating a border. 
  9. Embellished the card with a snowflake button and bow 
  10. Adhered the entire design to the card base. 
Well that is it for me!! I hope you enjoyed your stay and hope you liked what you saw. Thank you so much for stopping by and if you are so inclined please leave a comment.. I love to hear what you have to say. Take care everyone and we will see you soon!

All the best,


Monika Reeck said...

may I tell you
I love this lady image
so cool and so sweet
and that glitter or shimmer on her gloves is great touch
you really only give a bit color on this adorable card
Love love love this my dear friend
all your cards has amazing touch and you give much attention to each card I love to visit your blog
but please pardon me start 23 August we drive to Croatia
for 2 weeks
also if no comment means I have no internet connection
but as soon as I have I will visit you sweety
your blog is inspiration for me
big hugs..

BożenA said...

Hello Shawna!
This card took my speech. This hazy effect of trees is amazing. I love the soft glow of fur ... Great card.

Loll said...

Fantastic card. LOVE the "line-less" trees ... does seem like the girl is in the middle of a snow storm ... love that misty look. This is such an amazing design with the almost all white and gray with a little pop of colour. LOVE the fancy label shape with the gray striped background peeking out. And your little bit of sparkle on the fur of her outfit really shines. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Shirley-Anne said...

Certainly is a lovely card .The image is quite beautiful and I love the simplicity of the card itself . Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges .

LesLee said...

OH my... this is breathtaking... simply gorgeous..Love that little bit of sparkly.. it is just the right touch. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

MaryH said...

Leaving off the 'line' for the snowhill worked added such a mysterious atmosphere to the background trees..just like a snowy storm. Love the sparkle on the gorgeous gal's fur lined hood & mittens. Very icy - cold feel to this lovely card. Thanks for joining us at HLS Sparkle Christmas Challenge. Hugs

Zw@@n said...

Oh wow, this card is stunning. I love the image and your colouring. Great lay out and shape. Thanks you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

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