So this is a little off season (although I shouldn't say that - after amazing summer, sandal weather, we went back to freezing cold today - urgh!) but when I saw the ColourQ challenge #345 and at the stamps I had put aside to get inked, the pairing with the Got Snow? stamp set seemed perfect and I already had a very clear view of what I could make with it using the MFT sketch #284 as well. I decided you should never fight inspiration and just went for it.
I got the idea of using the Hardwood background stamp from the ColourQ image. After stamping the Soft Suede cardstock, I die-cut it using the new Layering Squares Framelits dies to cut it, and a slightly larger square Framelits to payer a piece of Island Indigo cardstock underneath.
The background was stamped with the Watercolor Wash background stamp. I thought it matched the snow texture with the snow angel well. I found a snowflake-looking embossing folder for the grey strip in the center, and added some enamel dots and rhinestones to it.
For the sentiment, I wanted to make this a French card so I was trying to think of a sentiment to add to the card and remembered I had a retired set with "You're an Angel" in it - perfect!
For the main image, I stamped the bunny in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamped the footprints in Soft Sky ink and colored the images with markers. I then added the snow outline using grey ink and colored the snow outside of the snow angel with my Clear Wink of Stella brush. (The glimmery snow looks awesome!!) Then, I used the stamped outline as a guide to add Liquid Appliqué all around the bunny. I pourred a bit of white glitter on it and puffed it up using my heat tool. That little detail just makes the card right there!
Stamps: Got Snow? (The Cat's Pajamas), Watercolor Wash, Hardwood, Chérissons les anges (Stampin' Up!),
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, It's my Party Enamel Dots,
Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Liquid Appliqué,
2-1/2" Circle Punch, Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Distressing Tool, Fine White Glitter,
Mini Silver Brads, White Medium Envelope, Embossing Folder, Markers