Basket of Snowmen

Basket of Snowmen

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This card is being entered in the Mod Squad Challenge – It’s My Favorite, where we are to create our all-time favorite kind of card, be it a technique, color, layout, or whatever else we may love.  We have free rein to do whatever we want, as long as it’s our most very favorite kind of card. (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/10/its-my-favorite.html)  My favorite type of card is distressed or vintage and country or primitive.  I tend to like warm colors and use a lot of browns!

It is also being entered in the Perfectly Rustics “PR Design Challenge No. 34 – Holidays” where we are to show our holiday creations (any holiday). (http://perfectlyrustics.com/2014/10/20/prdc-no-34-holidays/)

I fell in love with this basket stamp the second as I saw it!  It is by Stampington & Company and is called Snowmen Basket designed by Debbie Mumm.  I stamped it in Mememto Tuxedo Black on white card stock and colored it with Copic Markers (E40, E43, E44, E47, R89, G29 and 0).  The image was masked, and then the background was inked and wood-grained with Memento Desert Sand and Gina K Kraft.  I added some speckles with Gina K Warm Cocoa ink and a Tim Holtz stamp from the Visual Collection – Nature’s Elements.

The greeting came from the Gina K Designs Warm Woolen Mittens set (retired?) and was stamped with Gina K Charcoal Brown ink.  The background was done the same way as the snowman panel.  The edges of both were then distressed with a razor (the Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Paper Distresser) and inked with the charcoal brown.

The card stock I used was Gina K Cranberry Tart and White.  The plaid printed paper was from Basic Grey’s Little Black Dress paper pad, and the brown was on the back of a piece of Joyeux Noel Santa card stock by Glitz Design.  Raffia, jute and metal snowflake charm were from my stash.

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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7 thoughts on “Basket of Snowmen

  1. I love Debbie Mumm stamps. This card came out so beautifully. Made me think of all my stamps still back home who must be missing me terribly! LOL! “Distressed with a razor” Does that mean instead of rushing out to buy that little distress tool by Tim Holtz, you used a razor? I have to learn these little tricks so I can just buy more stamps, ink, paper, glitter. 🙂

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    • Thanks for your comment on my card project! The razor you asked about (for distressing) IS the Tim Holtz tool which basically is a blade with a handle around it so you don’t cut yourself. I posted that at 2:30 in the morning (I had a lot of trouble getting this card the way I imagined it – don’t ask!!!), and was too lazy to go back upstairs – again – to get the actual name of the tool for my post. I guess I need to fix it! I really do think a plain razor blade would work, though.

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  2. Oh my, Lisa! I love everything about this card!! You have definitely achieved the look you were going for. Very rustic, vintage and country. The focal image is colored so well, and your choice of papers and layout are spot on. Just darling, Thanks for playing along with us at Mod Squad this week!

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