Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Winter in July? Sneak Peek

I was very against doing a winter card this early! I'm a HUGE fan of the warm weather and I'm dreading the thought that summer is already half over- UGHH!! But I had the idea for this card with the new Deer Friends set(Hostess Lev 2- available in the new Fall/Winter 2008 catalog to be released Aug 11th)and I had to run with it. In order to qualify for this set you need to Host a party of $300+ or purchase enough goodies yourself :) Contact me for hosting info or if you'd like to place an order.

I used the new In Colors, Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze. On my layer of Baja Breeze, I used my VersaMark and snowflake, from All Through the Year set, (soon to be retired) and heated it up with Hologram Highlights. On Whisper White I inked my deer, present, santa, and snowman using Ruby Red, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, and Black Markers. TIP: You can ink up your stamps directly with your Markers to obtain different colors on your image. Just color, huff to remoisten and stamp. One additional step with my deer, I used Crystal Effects to accent his 'shiny'nose :) Then I used my 1 3/8" Circle Punch to punch out my images. What I love is the little sentiments around each image which brought me to the waterfall technique. With the waterfall effect, the sentiments read as a 'mini' sentence (fragmented,but you'll get the idea) ... 'Deer friend, a little something, from the guy with the red suit, season's greetings'. Love it!! Here is a tutorial how you can make this type of Waterfall card. I altered a few things (beside the obvious) - used Rhinestone Brads instead of eyelets and used my 1 3/8 Circle Punch to punch out my images and layered them on each square instead of just using squares.

If you have any questions, click the link to the right to email me - I'd be happy to help. Let me know what you think, love to read your comments. Enjoy!

For now, go kreate


Anonymous said...

Sooo adorable!! I want that set now!! Thanks for sharing this awesome technique...can't wait to try it!

Tanya said...

love it! love it!!

Tiffany said...

It's Christmas in July!!! I love it! Your card is so cute. I love that stamp set.

Kris said...

So glad you are having fun with your new sets!

This is a great use of Deer Friends

Lorraine said...

Oh how clever! I love the color combination.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh how fun to do a waterfall card for Christmas -- what a great job!!! Just love it!!!

Mary Fish said...

Hi Kim . . . this is pure genius!

JUST JUDY and her STAMPS! said...

AAAAHH, I found your blog by your post at SCS - - and here's my fave card AGAIN!! I LOVE IT!!
Thanks for sharing the tutorial too!! I LOVE IT!!! I can't say that enough.

Check out my blog - you might win something weekly!!

Judy :)