Well, I finally made it home yesterday evening after being snowed in the last couple of days in Colorado. If I am going to be snowed in any where, I prefer it be in Colorado. Let me say, it was breath ta-kingly beautiful! The first photo below is a shot of my Sister’s deck furniture after just a half a day of the two day Winter Storm.
I had such a wonderful time meeting all of my students in Broomfield, Colorado. Brayer on ladies! I am so jealous that you get to be inspired by such stunning scenes everyday.
This is a couple of quick photos taken from my Sister’s front yard in the early morning right before I had to get in the car to come home. Hello! Early morning light hitting the mountains and tree tops with snow everywhere. It was sooooo very hard to make myself head to the airport.
Although it was hard to come home, once I got off of the plane in Ohio to 80 degree temperatures and the full spectrum of Fall colors surrounding me, I was at peace again and glad to be home.
I do have a tutorial for you today, but first I have a blog candy winner to announce. Although I use a Random number generator to select the winner, I had the best time reading through your snowman comments. If you haven’t read through them, you should. Some are are heart wrenching, some are hysterical and most just warm your heart. Thanks to everyone who played along. Now for the winner.
Karen who wrote “Hi, My most memorable and most interesting experience with snowmen was when we were snowed in in North Lake Tahoe. We had gone there to go skiing, but it was snowing so much that we never got to go skiing. Our car was stuck in the driveway, snowed in, since the night before it was literally a couple of inches of snow around it. My father was on top of the car shoveling down to get snow away. My sister and I, I guess, were too little to help, so we played in the snow. We went around the unfamiliar house/cabin and found a place to do our snowmen. Of course, during it not all snow we picked up went on the snowmen, some went on each other. By the time we had our snowmen there were 4 of us there – 2 full-blown and snow-blown snowmen and 2 people snowgirls. We had such fun, especially since we were from Southern California and we didn’t get to build snowmen!!! Karen B.
Congratulations! Karen B. , please e-mail your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org within the next 30 days to claim your new Snow Buddies Stamp Set.
Now a bit about today’s tutorial. This card was created while I was in Colorado using my Sister’s stamping supplies. She is a brand new stamper and inherits my supplies that are no longer Stampin’ Up current. I used a couple of retired items, but I will give you the current items that you could substitute for them as I go through this tutorial.
Let’s get started. . . . .
Supplies: (Sorry no picture of the supplies today)
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up “Winter Post and French Script”|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Miscellaneous Designer Paper|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Not Quite Navy, Basic Black and Soft Sky|
|Accessories: Brayer, White Gel Pen, Post it notes|
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Started out with a 3.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and masked the bottom of it with a post it note, torn at the top edge.
Brayered Soft Sky ink (you can substitute this ink for the current color Bashful Blue) at the top of the card stock.
Sponged Soft Sky ink (you can substitute Bashful Blue ink) at the post it note mask edge to darken the horizon line.
Stamped the French Script stamp with Soft Sky ink (you can substitute Bashful Blue ink and the current background stamp “En Francais”).
Brayered Not Quite Navy ink at the top of the card stock.
Ripped a post it note in the shape of a mountain and sponged Not Quite Navy ink at the post it note edge to create a mountain on the card stock.
Stamped the Deer from the Stampin’ Up set “Winter Post” with Stazon Jet Black ink (Basic Black ink would work here too).
Added some white gel pen to the top of the mountain to look like snow.
Sponged Not Quite Navy ink around the edges of the card stock.
Layered the main image panel with a Designer paper and Whisper White card stock.
Here is the finished card measuring 5.25″ square.
May your day be overflowing with warm fuzzies, lol.
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