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Winter Mittens

>> Friday, February 17, 2017

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well & you had a lovely Valentine's Day! Hubs hurt his back over the weekend so there wasn't much Valentine-ing going on around here. Just a whole lot of me doing chores for both of us, lol. I tell you, I really love this Winter Wonder Words bg. And I love making winter cards. I even like the winter season..I really wish we had one this year. With no fall to speak of & hardly even a sweater day so far, I feel like a bank teller in an old movie..."I've been robbed!!" But I made a winter card anyway. And I used the colors from the Splitcoast color challenge. I think they make a really cheerful winter card. The dessert option was to use designer paper, so I made my dp on the coral/watermelon bg & mint bg. 
I stamped the winter words on the mint first using white pigment ink, then stamped them again, slightly offset in the pistachio ink. On the watermelon strip, I stamped them first w/ the coral ink, then w/ the white ink, slightly offset. The mittens were die cut 4 times: once in white, and again in the watermelon, mint & navy colors then paper pieced together. The white snowflake centerpiece was added w/ just one word of the greeting in navy on a leftover circle of white linen c/s. 

Here's a look at the inside, w/ the entire greeting.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Supplies: 
stamps: DRS Designs – Winter Wonder WordsSnowy Days,  (inside – Interlocking Snow Bg, )
paper: white, navy, mint, dk coral
ink: Memento Paris dusk, Distress inks abandoned coral, cracked pistachio, Colorbox frost white pigment
accessories: Lil' Inker stitched rectangles & long skinny stitched mats dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Memory Box snowflake centerpiece die, Elizabeth Craft mittens dies, ODBD double stitched circles dies


5 comments:

Shelia said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Love those delicate snowflakes & the color combo!

Sue said...

Fun card Julie!! Great layout and wonderful colors! Those mittens look like they took a lot of patience to put together with 4 different colors!!

I get your desire to have a bit of winter - I LOVE a good winter storm like we had last week. Wish I could share it with you!

Robin Clendenning said...

So sweet Julie!! You are bad for my pocket book girlfriend! Every time I see one of your cards I suddenly feel this urge to buy something!!!
Beautiful design and colors my friend!

Janett Ray said...

Beautiful card Julie.

Karin said...

This card layout is just the bomb! I love the color choices and that handmade patterned paper looks amazing!

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