Friday 30 December 2022

Snowy Kisses

Hi there.  This is my final card before I set Christmas aside for a while.  It is the card for my hubby using a Sweet Dixie stamp called Snowy Kisses which I was lucky enough to win earlier in the year, and I saved it with the idea of using it on his card as I thought the kissing snow couple were so sweet, and also an embossing folder called Touch of Winter.  

I started by cutting a piece of white card to fit inside the 7" x 5" folder and I did my usual trick of spritzing it to stretch the fibres before running it through my machine.  I then stamped the image onto this embossed background using my Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I coloured it using my Inktense Pencils taking the colour from the tip with a waterbrush, and then I attached it to the white 7" x 5" base card.  I did cut the topper down slightly to leave just a small border of white around the edge.  I finished by adding a die cut sentiment cut from mid blue card first backing it with some Stick It adhesive so that it is easy to attach.

Thank you for visiting me here today and although Christmas can be a difficult time for some people,  I hope everyone managed to enjoy it in some way or other.   Hubby and I are always busy before Christmas with various things we belong to, and so when it arrives we are quite happy to relax for a few days.

Anyway, thank you for visiting me here today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge - No. 45 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Allsorts Challenge Week 708/9 CAS - Clean and Simple.
Country View Challenges - December - Christmas.
Let's Squash It! Challenge - No. 27 Snowflakes and Stars.  (Sadly this is their last challenge)
Can You Handle The Pressure? Challenge - Anything Goes using an Embossing Folder/Snow.


brenda said...

It's lovely Pat, a nice combination of stamping with embossing. Lovely to see you at Allsorts, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Aquarius said...

A lovely stamp, beautifully coloured and using the embossing folder has given it added interest. Pleased you've had a few relaxing days - same here and now it's time to put the Christmas crafty bits away and move onto something else.

Mrs A. said...

That stamp is so sweet. Love your card. Hugs Mrs A.

Liz said...

Super card Pat, cute little scene and I love the added embossing.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative 2023. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling snow people, Pat, and I love the swirly snowflake embossing! So glad you shared at Let's Squash It!! Linda Guest DT

Diane said...

Adorably cute cute winter scene!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!
Diane CYHTP Co-Owner
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TK said...

Darling card - your sweet image is perfectly grounded by the pretty embossing in the corner. Thanks for sharing at NBUS

Loll said...

Darling card to give to your hubby, Pat!! Love your watercolouring of the sweet images. And so much texture from the embossing. Beautiful! Happy New Year! xx

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my GEE, this just could not be any cuter. Those sweet snow people touching carrot noses is so stinkin' adorable!! Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Can You Handle the Pressure, hope to see you back again soon.

Pauline C said...

Very sweet and pretty card Pat, with a lovely combination of stamping and embossing. Thanks so much for playing along with our CAS challenge at Allsorts this time.
Pauline xx