Snow buddy loves you like I do!
tips to making this card. 1) I used the Festival of Prints designer series paper pack. The colors are listed as Indigo but I see a lot of Bashful Blue in there, too. I used my blender pen in Bashful Blue ink to color in highlighted areas of the snowmen. This designer series paper pack is such a deal and the colors are amazing. Because of the reversible sides you can use the paper all year long - well after Christmas is over! 2) Always use a blender pen versus an Aqua Painter when you are coloring in small areas like these. The Aqua Painter works best on larger areas to fill, not these small, detailed lines. Remember, too, contrary to what you may have seen or heard, I never recommend putting your blender pen directly into your stamp pad. The blender pen is filled with some sort of compound (I've researched this over and over and can't find what it is exactly but it's not water) that isn't conducive to dipping the tip into your ink pad. Instead, while the ink pad is closed, squeeze the lid/bottom together and this will release ink into the LID of the pad. Take your blender pen and dip it in the lid to get some color. EXPERIMENT FIRST. The color from the lid is a lot stronger than you'd expect so go lightly. You can always make an image darker. 3) I'm not sure you can see it but I did add some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the snowmen. I think every snowman card needs a little sparkle, don't you?
Stamp Set: Frosty Friends ( 128117), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370 wood, 127802 clear)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink Pads: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo, Bashful Blue
Designer Paper: Festival of Prints (126904)
Punch: Word Window (119857), 1 3/4" circle (119850), 2 3/8" scallop circle (118874)
Accessories: Blender Pen (102845), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter ( 124117), 2-way Glue pen (100425), 5/8" Crochet Trim ribbon (I used 4")