Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Eileen Hull Snowman and Mitten Cards

This blog is not only dusty, it's completely neglected. So sorry everyone. This pandemic has made me blog derelict.  Hello to each and every one of you, and I pray that life has been treating you kind. So with a kick in the crafty hind end to participate in a blog hop, I have a set of inky mixed media wintry cards for you using Eileen Hull's new Sizzix dies, the Snowman and Mitten Large ScoreBoard Box Dies. By the way, Eileen just posted a lovely write up about each of her Educators and our favorite project we've made using her dies. Hope on over if you haven't seen it, and you can revisit my Steampunk Baby Shoes here as well.
I love playing cards, and tried to give this that sort of feel. I think these would be great for a winter birthday or all occasion card, and not just for Christmas.
I pressed five colors of Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink directly onto the Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat, sprayed them with rubbing alcohol, and ran sheets of Specialty Stamping Paper from Ranger through it, picking up the colors. This created a cool marbled swirly background. I let this dry naturally which happens fast.
Using a stamping platform, I stamped the Mini Swirly Snowflakes from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous onto the backgrounds using Forget Me Not Archival.
Then I stamped some more using the Urban Chic and Mini Media Marks sets using more Archival. I cut the backgrounds in half to create four card backgrounds.  I added a strip of heart Washi Tape and stamped a striped border along the bottom. Then I inked the edges of each card and rounded the corners by hand.
I stamped the letters onto the upper left side of the cards, and mounted the cards onto black cardstock. Using the heart pieces cut from the Mittens Box Die using Mat Board, I inked over them in Red Geranium Archival, and adhered them under the letters for each card. I used a white pen to color in the circles in the background of each card as well.
I wanted a more 3D Snowman so I used two pieces of each scarf and hat, and trimmed sections off and layered them on top of each other. I inked over all the pieces with Archival.
I added stamped portions over the snowman and snow using the scribbly circle stamp and lightly stamped in Sky Blue Archival. Then I adhered all the pieces of the snowmen together.
To have the mittens fit the card size a little better, I trimmed off a portion of the cuff and adhered it on top of the remainder of cuff for a more 3D look. I inked the sides, trim, and cuff in Forget Me Not.
I lightly stamped over the mittens using Wendy's Ticking Background Stamp and Sky Blue to make them look knitted. Then I stamped the snowflake image in the middle, and stripes onto the cuffs. I colored in the snowflakes with Pitt Pens from Faber-Castell. I added more hearts onto the mittens and snowmen.
I added the snowmen and mittens to each card front, and highlighted a few areas with Stickles. Then to finish the cards I added the words with Label Letters from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
 
 
Supplies: 
(Stamp Platform, Paper Trimmer, 91% Rubbing Alcohol, Stamping Block, Ink Blending Tool, Skor Tape, Foam Tape, Scissors)
-Ranger Surfaces: Specialty Stamping Paper, Black Cardstock
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Red Geranium, Sky Blue, Forget Me Not, Bluebird, Cornflower Blue, Watering Can, Tiger Lily, Orange Blossom, Potting Soil, Jet Black
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Mini Swirly Snowflakes, Urban Chic, Mini Media Marks, Blockprint
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Washi Tape
-Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White, Black
-Sizzix Eileen Hull Scoreboards Large Box Die: Snowman, Mitten
-Sizzix Little Sizzlers Mat Board: White
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Stamper's Anonymous Wendy Vecchi Background Stamp: Ticking
-Faber Castell Pitt Pens: Cobalt Turquoise, Indian Red
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Label Letters
-Ranger Stickles: Diamond, Black Diamond
 
Eileen Hull Snowman and Mitten Blog Hop Participants:

Don't forget to visit all the fabulous designers in this hop to see their gorgeous makes. I am going to try to be back soonish. Thank you truly for stopping by today and making my day!!! Stay safe and healthy everyone!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

35 comments:

  1. Love the idea of the cards and they are soooo cute. Love the use of aqua too.

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  2. Fab project, fun to make, thank you x

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  3. The Winter cards look like a very fun make, from my favorite time of year...bring on the "Cooler" weather...LOL...

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  4. Designs amazing, colours powerful, love love love them Your explanation of how to is brilliant easy to follow Great work thank you xxxx

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  5. These are so cute, Anita - with a really icy feel to the backgrounds and those fabulous pops of red to keep everything nice and cheery!
    Alison x

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  6. what a lovely set of cards Anita! LOVE the aqua and white with touches of red and your beautiful stampings!

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  7. Your cards are so pretty-I love that colour combination.I actually also have those snowflake stamps and will use your beautiful projects as an inspiration.

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  8. Wow Love the background for your cards. Perfect choice of colors ,details & layering. I absolutely adore that snowflake with heart on the mitten. Lovely!

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  9. Oh my word Anita! The details are fabulous! I really love the mittens - so smart to cut them down! Love the colors! (and they do look like playing cards so...well done!)

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  10. Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors and details.

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  11. These are so fabulous Anita! The backgrounds are stunning and I love how you used stamps to create all the wonderful textures on the snowmen. Fabulous! Jennie x

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  12. Love your cards, so festive!!!

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  13. Whouah, your cards are wonderfull, bravo! ☃️💕⛄❤️

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  14. So creative with use of inks!!

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  15. Impeccably finished and simply stunning cards Anita. I love the mix of stamping on the inky background and the attention to detail with the penmanship on the scarves and mittens xx

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  16. These are gorgeous!!! I love your background!

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  17. Ohh..... your set of cards is just adorable! I love the colors and dimension! Fabulous mittens and snowmen with such fun details! Love the backgrounds you created for the cards too!

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  18. These are adorable! I LOVE the background and you colors! WOW!

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  19. Sooooo cute....clever use of the dies and inks

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  20. So clever Anita! I love the idea of putting these little guys on cards <3 Great colors too... thanks for hopping with us!

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  21. Oh my! I love these 'playing cards'! Beautifully designed, thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wow. They are so pretty. Hope the recipients appreciate all the hard work!

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  23. these are fabulous- love all the details & what a great idea!!

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  24. What festive, fabulously charming creations! As we head into the dog days of summer once again, I certainly wouldn't say no to a few days of snowy weather again! :D

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  25. Love the gorgeous color combination! And I like how you made the cards like playing cards - very clever!

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  26. Great cards! Love your backgrounds and layering on these works of art!!

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  27. Wow! Those really are cool! Love the card vibe!

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  28. These are adorable, Anita! I had to pin them! Love the color combo, and good to see you back again and hope all's been well. Hugs, Maura

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  29. Very cute cards!! Love the vintage feel of the turquoise and red color ways! 😊

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  30. So much fun!!!!!!!!!!!! You really packed a lot of wonderful detail into all of these!!!!

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