Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Warm Mittens for a cold day
Have you heard the expression "cold hands - warm heart"? That is what I thought of while making this adorable card. With these adorable mittens the warm heart can also have warm hands! This card is one of several cards that I created while on my scrappy girlfriend boondoggle to Lake Murray!
This card was created with Spellbinders Nested Mittens dies and Gina K Winter Mittens stamp set as well as the Snowflake Pendent die set and Snowflake 1 die set. In addition to the smooth white cardstock, I also used printed and solid cardstock from my scraps. I love using up scraps.
I tried a self adhesive silver metallic paper/cardstock to cut the embellie snowflakes. I had mixed results with the self adhesive aspect. In the end I had to add Tomboy glue to a few spots to ensure that the snowflakes stayed on the card. I will add that the metallic paper cut marvelously with my Spellbinder dies and my Grand Calibur.
I used Stampin' Up ink to stamp my mittens. I also used Stampin' Up ribbon to create the exquisite bow. I used a one-eighth inch hole punch on each of the mittens and suspended them on one-eighth inch white ribbon (and pop dots, of course).
I hope this card makes you feel all warm inside when you see it. I truly enjoyed using my Gina K stamps. I have purchased three sets of Gina K stamps which are compatible with my Spellbinders Nestabilities and I am excited to share them with you over the next few weeks.