October 27, 2008

The world is your snowball...

Edited for questions: Kerry asked: I have a quick question about embossing w/ your nesties. Do you do it at the same time that you cut or run it through a second time?Thanks! When using Spellbinder's Nestabilities, you do the cutting first with the thin, white spacer plate. Then to do the embossing, you place the cut paper with the die still in place back through the machine.......this time using the tan embossing mat on top....cutting side of the die facing up.

Also, I've been asked how I keep a Nestabilities Die Template centered over an already stamped image while cutting. This can be tricky because the dies can shift a little. My little tip is to place a small piece of clear tape over the metal die and overlap it onto the paper which will become the scrap/negative cut paper. This keeps the die right where I want it while running it through the machine. Hope that helps!

As I'm writing this post, I'm snuggled up in warm clothes and Eric has a nice fire roaring in the fireplace. The wind is blowing really hard and it's a bit nippy outside! My beautiful flowers that have lasted so long this year will most likely be wilted tomorrow. Eric made sure to unscrew the hoses from the house. He made a final swipe of the tallest grass around the house with the lawn mower. We put away the summer clothes and brought out the jackets and sweat suits. I've brought out my soup recipes. Eric brought the wood rack up to the back deck. What's all this mean? Winter is on it's way to Kansas! Tonight it's supposed to get down to below freezing...the weather man says 29 degrees. So as much as I don't like the cold, I do love that we get to experience all four seasons here in Kansas. So I might as well not complain, cuz winter is going to come whether I like it or not.

Sooo, I thought I would get started on some wintry cards for the upcoming holiday season. I'll be showing you lots of cards that I'll be adding to my stash. I figure if I make a card a day I'll be all set by the time December rolls around.

Today I'm using some new Karen Lockhart stamps called Itty Bitty Snow Buddy and Itty Bitty Mittens. I wanted my focal image to be bigger than the space that just one Itty Bitty stamp fills up so I decided to stamp a series of the images to make one big focal point. I tied all three images together by using a Papertrey sentiment. Then I cut out my image with Spellbinder's long rectangle dies and a long scallop rectangle die. I used the tan mat to emboss each layer which added a lot of texture and dimension to my card. My images were color with my trusty Copic Sketch markers and I used a white gel pen to create the polka dots on the mittens. The stamped images tie in nicely with the snowmen patterned paper by My Mind's Eye. I added a final embellishment of a glittered snowflake punch.
Wanna learn how to color some awesome snowmen this winter? Check out Marianne's blog post HERE to learn more about coloring a snowman. She has some great tips that you will definitely want to check out.

Okay, I'm off to snuggle up with a good magazine by the fire. Have a great week everyone! And hey, don't forget about Halloween! We can't forget about all the trick or treaters this week. My girls are getting excited. And me too, I can't wait to follow them around town while it's like 30 degrees!!!!!! Yeehaw!

24 comments:

glitter girl said...

Morning, Mish! Nice to see you up so early... I have a quick question about embossing w/ your nesties. Do you do it at the same time that you cut or run it through a second time?
Thanks!
Kerry

Joan said...

I'm a lurker on your blog...love all your ideas...and your recipes too....
It's getting cold here too. (Ohio)...I am not ready for winter...
Love the SNOWBALL card

patty w said...

I love the card! I love me some snowmen!

I'm also excited that you'll be making holiday cards.. I need all the inspiration I can get!

WhimsicalThoughts said...

I love the Snowball card, you are so creative, I love all your work. Thanks for sharing :)

DeeDee said...

Oh Mish...Snowpeople melt my heart so this card really is a good one for me...so cute and wintery too!!! It's even getting a bit nippy here in Texas too...we will be dipping down to the freezing mark tonight too...Brrrrrr...break out the hot chocolate and bring in the wood!!!! Hugs girlie!!!

Cindy H. said...

Such a sweet card!! Beautiful coloring and I love your idea of putting a few itty bitty images together to get a focal area! Worked great on this card!!!

resmith said...

Love your card. You always have such great ideas and recipes. In fact I am going to try one for my husband's birthday in a couple of weeks. He is from Kansas himself but now a transplant to California. Big change, huh!

Anonymous said...

Love the card!! It is just so cute!! But I envy your weather and have no sympathy for you!!! We will be trick or treating in 0 degree weather and 2 feet of snow on the ground!! Yea! Gotta love Alaska at Halloween time!
Have a great day!!

Marlou said...

very very sweet, love it :)

Cindy Lyles said...

Mishie I love your card!! Love those long dies too - and thanks for the link on the snowman - awesome tips!! Thanks again Mishie!!!

Maryann said...

What a cute card.
I am jealous that you are getting some cold weather there. Here in San Diego it's still 90 degrees.
I wish I could curl up by a fireplace, that sounds so inviting.

Taylor VanBruggen said...

I LOVE snowmen.....and this cards makes me love them even more! =) How adorable are the colors, the paper, and the snowflake....awwww I just love it all!!! Thanks for sharing! =)

Karen said...

Love those mittens and the snowman paper. Here in Oregon it was 65 degrees today so winter is not in our thoughts yet. I can live with the cold, I just hope we don't have so much rain. Thanks for sharing such a cute card.

Melanie said...

Hi Mish! I've been lurking on your blog for months, you are so creative, girl! I love all your work - just LOVE it... anyway, since you're such a fan of Halloween, I'd thought I'd ask that besides trick-or-treating, what else do you do to celebrate this holiday? We live in Australia and Halloween isn't really celebrated here (more so when I was a kid, but even less now that I have kids of my own)... My kids are 5 & 2 and trick-or-treating isn't really an option, but I want to start some traditions - I love Halloween! Any ideas? Come on girls, help me out, please!

Mel (oh by the way, it's Spring here and getting warmer)

Elaine said...

The card is beautiful and Lockhart's new stamps are to die for cute! Love it!

Sandra Smart said...

this card is so cute!

Anonymous said...

Your card is adorable!
I wanted to ask if you ever completely "flip" your sandwich so you can see what your nestie is cutting out. KWIM?
Janet Z

Softangelkisses said...

That is so pretty! I love snowmen and that is one of the prettiest snowman cards ever!

Dru said...

This is so cute - love the images and the way you used them to make your focal point larger - didn't think of that one. It's cold here too - actually for awhile now, we even had a little snow a couple of weeks ago - South Lake Tahoe, CA. Thanks for a great blog and all your information.

Cindy Major said...

What a wonderful card! Love the paper, love the colours, love the stamped images. :D

Cindy

Valerie said...

this card is TOOOO CUTE! I love the snowman bg paper!

Judy Broswick said...

I just love seeing your beautiful work daily :) Could you tell me what the colour is you use for the background shadow? And sometimes i have seen a cool blue - which is your favourite? Thanks for any advice- I am off shortly to get my first few copics and play...

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