Paper Sweeties January Blast from the Past: Day 1

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Evening, y'all!  Just popping in to kick-start the weekend with a little, happy news.  Debbie has asked me to rejoin the Paper Sweeties Design Team full-time, and I have gladly accepted.  Woohoo!  I've had such fun playing with all of her darling images and scrumptious trimmings and hope that I can inspire each and every one of you Paper Sweeties fans as I continue that process.  With that said, there are no new stamp sets or dies for the month of January.  Debbie has been super busy beginning another new adventure, so we're spending what would normally be release week digging into our stashes to create winter-themed projects that might give you some ideas to use what you already have.  So, let's just get started.  Shall we?
I started this card, which just so happens to be for my niece's birthday, by watercoloring a 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" piece of watercolor paper in shades of blue and purple.  Once it was dry, I white-embossed a number of snowflakes, from Snow Friends, across the background.
I then black-embossed the bicycle, as well as the little package, both of which come from the Hugs & Kisses stamp set, in its bottom center and watercolored them both before splattering everything with Titanium White acrylic paint.  Once everything was dry once again, I matted the prepped piece with Eggplant Envy cardstock; trimmed its bottom edge with torn lengths of layered vellum to create the snow; and secured everything with a silver-threaded, straight, machine-stitched frame.
The "HIP HIP HOORAY wishing you an AMAZING DAY" sentiment, again from Hugs & Kisses, was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a strip of white cardstock, which was matted with a scrap of a red, floral print; trimmed, across its bottom edge, with a die-cut, silver, glitter, cardstock scallop from Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts; and anchored, to the prepped piece, with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.
A length of Baker's Twine was then wrapped, three times, around the prepped piece, just above the sentiment strip and tied, in a bow, to the right edge.  The entire thing was then adhered, with foam tape, to the white, cardstock, card face, which had been dry-embossed with falling snow.
Further inspiration for this card came from Cupcake Inspirations' Challenge 437: Winter.
Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of my teammates have cooked up for your viewing pleasure; and we'll all be back tomorrow with more winter-themed projects, showcasing more oldies but goodies from the shop.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Hugs & Kisses & Snow Friends (Paper Sweeties) Paper: white & vellum (Paper Studio); Eggplant Envy (SU!); glitter (Recollections); watercolor (Canson Studio); floral (Fancy Pants) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); watermark (VersaMark) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Titanium White acrylic paint (FolkArt); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); white embossing powder (Zing!); black embossing powder & embossing gun (SU!); Big Shot (Sizzix); Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts die & Sugar Sprinkles sequins (Paper Sweeties)


Maria said...

Beautiful winter background with the pretty snowflakes, Jinny! Love the bicycle with the gift, too!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the gorgeous winter background! Such a pretty card!

Nance said...

This is such a fun card, Jinny! Love it! Hugs!

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
-Sandy, DT

Lisa Elton said...

This is delightful Jinny, love the sparkly scallops!

Lady Joyful said...

Really beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT