Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Winter Friends

It's still Autumn here in the Northeast and we're enjoying mild weather at the moment.  However, we're supposed to get a Polar Vortex later this week. Vortex seems to be the latest weather media buzzword. Anyway, I was feeling chilled and was anticipating feeling even colder, so I made this card, using SCACD's Winter Friends digital stamp.

 Winter Friends was resized in PhotoElements, printed onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer, then colored with Copic markers. The sky was also colored with Copic markers in C01, C0, and C00. 

The tree branch and icicles were given a coat of glitter courtesy of my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter marker. I waited til the ink dried completely then coated it with several layers of Clear Gelly Roll Glaze pen to add glossy dimension and shine to the ice. The Glaze pen was also used on the owl's eyes, beak, and talons. The image panel was matted with two layers of blue cardstock.

White silvery glitter paper was die-cut with Poppy Stamps Sparkling Snowflake Corner die and then adhered to either corner of blue cardstock, which had been edged with Picket Fence Distress paint. The matted image panel was layered atop this to complete the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:
Paper Take Weekly Challenges: Two or Four Legs
Party Time Tuesday Challenges: Anything Goes Moving Along with the Times Challenges: Sparkle or Shine
Crafting When We Can Challenges: Use Your Markers
Through the Purple Haze: Use a Punch or Die
• Scrap-Creations Challenges: Make it Sparkle
Cards und More Challenges: Snowflakes


  1. Ooh this is gorgeous… such a wonderful image and you've coloured it beautifully! Love the snow effect on the branches and the pretty snowflakes! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

  2. so lovely!Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck!


  3. So beautiful! Such a gorgeous image--love the owl!! Great card design. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  4. Pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


  5. Love this, Kathi! It is soooo beautiful! Love the image, your coloring, the added sparkle, fab palette, and wonderful die-cut background! Fabulous! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. So very beautiful! I love the image and the background. Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC, unfortunately, you have entered too many challenges to be eligible for ours. I do hope you will join us again soon. Hugs, Robin

  7. Owww how very very sweet, thanks for joining us at cards und more and good luck, hugs, Marion

  8. Very sweet design and card..

    Fiona DT

  9. This is a really pretty image, youv'e made a lovely icy card, makes me feel chilly! Thanks for joining us at CWWC & good luck!

  10. You used my favorite colour on your card, I love blue for christmas! I also love that background snowflake, die.....It is really cute and just adds that little something to the card. Fab card, thanx for joining us at Through The Purple Haze Challenges.

    Carla DT