Doesn't this image just warm your heart?! It's "Cuddle in Snow" by Penny Black and one that I purchased from my favorite eBay seller Michelle at "Stamper's Dream".
What do you think of this color combination? I love this bright flowery snowflake paper from my DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack, but did struggle a little with toning it down so the image was the focal point and not the background. I think I accomplished it by layering on a piece of polka dot coordinating paper and allowing only small portions of the bright flowers showing.
Best of all, I used my new rectangle "Nestibilities" for this card! I love them and the professional layered look you get. I have the ovals and rectangles and now I want the circles and squares too! Oh my, will it ever end?! :)
The image was colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with gamsol. I was going to add diamond glitter Stickles, but forgot to do it before I took the photo. There is some glitter in the background paper so it would nice for the image to have some sparkle too.
Did you check out that cute little flower tag? The sentiment is punched out with a 3/4" circle and I had originally layered it with the 1" circle. It just wasn't quite right and I was checking to see if I had a 7/8" circle when I spotted the flower punch and thought to try it. I really like how it matches the scalloped edge around the image. It was pure luck, I tell ya! :)
Well, now I need to get busy and put away all the Christmas decorations and get the house back in order in time to bring in the New Year! Hopefully, I will be back to stamping later today!
Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR filled with many reasons to SMILE!
Stamps: Penny Black - Cuddle in Snow, TAC Tag Tidbits
Paper: DCWV Glittler Christmas Stack, Stampin Up Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Stampin Up small flower punch, Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon, prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Spellbinders Nestibilities, stitching with Janome Sew Mini
Quote for Today ~
"Winter is on my mind, but eternal Spring is in my heart." ~ Victor Hugo