Tuesday, November 20, 2012

MFTWSC98 Snow Day Card

I rarely create 6x6 cards, mainly due to postage rates. However, this next card would have missed some great detail if I had chose to work with a standard size.

I was inspired by another awesome sketch over at My Favorite Things.

Paper: Wonderland, Smokey Plum CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH), Silver Pearls CS (Jo-Ann's), Winter Twig (Little Yellow Bicycle), Purple Snowflake Sentiments (The Paper Company Studio)
Stamps: Pure Innocence-Snow Day (MFT), Card Chatter-Christmas (CTMH)
Inks: Black Pigment Ink (Tsuniko), Twilight, Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue, Smokey Plum, Black (CTMH)
Tools: Floral Doily Motifs Shapeabilities (Spellbinders), Icicle Die (MFT), Snowflakes Dies (MFT), Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Cricut Artiste Cartridge, Glue Pen, Blending Pen, Watercolor Pencils, Sponge Dauber, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors (CTMH)
Other: Licorice Opaques, Foam Tape, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Prisma Glitter (CTMH)

I used a crazy amount of techniques on this card. I wanted the apparel to have lots of texture, like that shiny fabric that is often used in little girl's winter coats, so I decided to use pigment ink for added depth and embossed it. I then colored it in with my blending pen and our dye-based inks. I used watercolor pencils for the face and then used the blending pen again. I wasn't completely satisfied with it and decided to add some prisma glitter with my glue pen. I filled in the background with our pretty Heavenly Blue ink and a sponge dauber. To add yet more depth, I decided to add some bitty licorice pearls. I admit that there was a moment of panic as I was nearing the deadline and couldn't find my extra pack of licorice pearls. LOL

If you've had a chance to study up at all on our fabulous Cricut Artiste cartridge, you're probably trying to figure out exactly where it was used on this card. Well, that silver sentiment paper behind the stamped image is actually a mitten shape. I trimmed one side off to create the shape that was needed behind the circle in the sketch. 

Hope you like. My lighting is a little off today; wish you could see this card in person. Have a fabulous day!



  1. Very pretty card! The colors look great together. Good job on being persistent to get the look you wanted!

  2. Wonderful job with the sketch! Love the icicle die-- I have that one too:) Maureen

  3. So very sweet. The detail is great, as are the colours.

  4. Oh so pretty Casandra! I just love this card!!

  5. what a cute card. Love the design. Happy Thanksgiving to you

  6. Oh my word, that is amazing! You know, I find myself getting so structured and downright stingy with my craft time now. I get so little of it, I find I have to map out an itinerary so every precious second is calculated and used the most efficiently. Your post reminds me of days gone by when I could sit down at my table and tinker until it was just right. No stressing if it took too long or I had to start over. Just time spent doing what I loved, trying new things and just enjoying. I need to get back to that. Thanks for reminding me, my good friend!

  7. Beautiful card, Casandra!! Love the colors! Happy Thanksgiving to you !

  8. Oh how sweet Casandra! I love how you colored the sweet image and created a real winter wonderland scene! The icicle trim looks fabulous! Thanks for joining along with MFT :) Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. This is so beautiful! I love that pi image and hope to make some cards with it this week...love all the sweet details on yours! Gorgeous!!!