Wintry Mix

Wintry Mix

Living in Connecticut, “wintry mix” is a common phrase in our forecasts from December through March. It usually means the roads will be a mess, but if the mix leans toward snow, we may get a bonus of beautiful on the trees outside, and since I’m rarely forced to go out in bad weather, the snowy beautiful makes up for the messy mix part pretty much every time.

My wintry mix today, however, is a bunch of cards made from the Simon Says Stamp January Card Kit.

Snow Much Thanks by BraveBeanArt

For this one I did some stamping on the snowy patterned paper to add a few more flakes with Versamark ink and the Perfect Pearls included in the kit. I added some of the Snowdrift sequins from Simon as well as a snowflake cut from vellum with the Stitched Snowflakes die set by Lawn Fawn. The banner piece is cut with Simon’s Bundle of Stitched Shapes banner die, and the patterned paper with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die. The sentiment is from Simon’s Hand Lettered Winter Wishes stamp set, in the kit or sold separately. (I’m entering this one in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Winter Stamping–check it out!)

Happy Day by BraveBeanArt

Here are more flakes and sequins and rectangles. I loved the colors and patterns in the patterned paper from Bo Bunny that was included in the kit.

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Thanks card by BraveBeanArt

 

These last two are variations on a theme–water color and heat embossing. For the top one, I did the water coloring on Tim Holtz water color paper using Distress Inks, then heat embossed over that with Zing black embossing powder. It was a little messy, but I can live with that! For the second one, I heat embossed the greeting with Zing white embossing powder first, then water colored over the top using my Koi water color set. I like the vibrancy the Koi water colors gave it. I added a few splatters and sequins to jazz it up a little.

Thanks for stopping by!

2 Responses »

  1. These are great, Laura. I’ve been pouring over youtube videos, but haven’t actually made any cards recently. There are so many new materials on the market.

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