The weather is most definitely NOT saying Winter, but today’s card may “cool” you off a bit. It is such a fun set of bundled up critters.
The All Bundled Up stamp set has such adorable animals, who are all “bundled” up with cute scarves and hats. It is definitely making me warm just thinking about it since the weather here in Georgia is anything but cool right now. However, we all need to begin thinking of our Christmas cards before long. And this stamp set would be great for any time of year that the weather is a bit cooler. Plus the sentiment gives a fun twist to the little raccoon’s outfit.
The raccoon is stamp stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. His scarf and hat are colored using Soft Succulent and Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends. For a bit of semi-bling, but not really, I added the single snow flake to the raccoon layer. There are actually three different snowflakes on that stamp and they are used on the inside of the card. The sentiment is from the stamp set and is stamped using Pool Party Ink, as is the snowflake.
The colors used are from the piece of DSP. That paper is the Painted Christmas Designer Series paper, which is a carryover from last Fall Mini Catalog into the current one. By using the darkest color for the card base and coming forward with lighter colors gives a different look I think. And is not something I tend to even think about. Evening Evergreen is the base card with a layer of Soft Succulent. The strip of DSP is cut 5 X 1 3/4 and is adhered directly to the Soft Succulent layer. Simply leave the correct edging distance on the bottom and sides for fitting.
To pair with the DSP layer I went with the Winter 3D Embossing Folder Duo. These two embossing folders are sized to work on the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine. This one is snowflakes and the second one is evergreen bows. Either would have worked, but I was thinking snow! The embossed layer is Basic White and is cut 5 X 2. It is layered abutting the DSP layer with the same distance on the sides and top. And even if it did not meet perfectly, the Natural Finish Ribbon covers the joining line.
To highlight the sentiment, I could not find two punches or dies to layer that fit in the area I had left. After debating I finally decided upon the Label Me Fancy Punch. The sentiment was cut using the punch and then a second piece was punched from a scrap of the Evening Evergreen. This piece was cut up the center. By layering these two pieces to each end of the sentiment, you get just enough of a frame of green. And you really do not even notice that none is showing above and below the white. For the final touch a single Festive Pearl was added on the sentiment layer.
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