Friday, June 27, 2008

Winter already??

German Phrase of the Day: Ein wunderschoener Tag heute! = It's a beautiful day today! Actually - it is...and I don't get to say that all too often. This morning it was a little gray and scary, but it's cleared up and turned into a beautiful day all around. I love summer!

Speaking of summer...why on earth am I making a winter card? Well, when I saw Danielle's sketch for this week's Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge, I immediately thought of cute little Snowflake in that center circle. I mean...isn't he perfect in there? I also knew I didn't want to use designer paper for the squares, but embossed paper. Fortunately, I still had some Cool Caribbean snowflake embossed paper from over a year ago when my mom was here, and it mixed well with the swirls on white. I mean...doesn't he just look adorable??

I stamped Snowflake with Brilliance black ink onto Stamper's Select White. While that dried, I cut the rest of my cardstock, layering my embossed pieces onto Tempting Turquoise, and I layered some more White cardstock onto my Tempting Turquoise 5.25" square card. Once Snowflake was dry, I colored him in with my prismacolor pencils. You know...I don't think I've done that with him before, and I think it works SOOO much better than watercoloring him. It's very hard to get black to smooth out evenly on watercolor paper, but with the pencils and blending stumps, it was a breeze! Of course I added some blue shading to the edges of his snowangel, and then I went over that with my liquid applique. I sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds on over that before heat setting to "puff it up" (said in my best Arnie accent a la Hanz and Franz!)

After affixing Snowflake to the scalloped tempting turquoise circle, I pierced holes in each bump and then outlined the wholes with my white gel pen. Lastly, I stamped the Happy Winter! sentiment on more white cardstock and punched it with the word window punch. Even though the card has no ribbon...I LOVE it... don't you?

Oh...and I have news! Paper Pretties is releasing 2 new stamps on Tuesday, July1st at 8pm EST. You won't want to miss the fun of another Paper Pretties Stampin' In Your Jammies party, with fun challenges and prizes! I might even drag my sorry bum out of bed to attend this time - if my husband will let me get up at 2am for some stamping. ;-) And in addition...we have a few new Prettie Guests who will be joining us for the next three months - they'll be announced on the Paper Pretties website tomorrow! And be sure to read about our newest Prettie Girl, Jodi while you're there!

And, have you ever wanted to be a Cutie Pie?? Well, your chance is now! Send Christie your best Paper Pretties projects and YOU could win the stamps being released on Tuesday for FREE!! That's right, all the stamps being released could be yours for free, just by emailing Christie one of the adorable cards you've made using our stamps...what could be easier?? You have until June 30th at 8pm CST to get your entries in, so don't delay.

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Snowflake Kisses by Paper Pretties

Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Brilliance black, Tempting Turquoise

Acc: Prismacolor Pencils, OMS, blending stumps, liquid applique, dazzling diamonds glitter, mega scalloped circle punch, paper piercer, white gel pen, coluzzle, word window punch, CB embossing folders



  1. How Cute! Love what you did with the sketch and I've had winter on my mind too what with the overly warm temperatures!

  2. Awww, I haven't seen Snowflake in such a long time! He looks perfect for this card:-) And your Dunkin' Donuts card is just too cute! You know the funny thing is, I was actually thinking the other day, wouldn't it be cool to make a card using Dunkin' Donut colors? LOL, I guess great minds think alike, but you pulled it off much better than I could've!

  3. Jana, this is too adorable!! I loved how you combined different embossing designs!! Perfect!!


  4. This is just so super cute!! Love what you did with Danielles sketch!!

  5. Ohhhh an oldie but prettie! :) Very cute card!


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