Warning: possible cuteness overload!
For one of the Falliday Fest challenges, I picked items from the Polar Pals line from Doodlebug Designs. It was perfect to create a lovely, sparkly winter scene. It is one of those projects that looks better in person because it is loaded with subtle shimmer and texture. The igloo die-cut and the polka dot paper have been covered with Heat 'n Stick powder, then with fine white glitter, for a lovely, snow-like shimmer.
The sentiment was embossed in white on vellum and then I watercolored the vellum with a purple Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor Paint. It gives the vellum a nice, mica glimmer. The sentiment reads, "Warm Wishes." It's actually a longer sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set (Holidays Catalogue, page 33), but I masked the last part and inked only the part I wanted with VersaMark before stamping and embossing.
Finally, the hood of the little boy's coat was covered with velvet flocking to give it texture. I remembered I had flocking and pulled it out to see if the colours would match, and to my delight, they did! I then remembered that the velvet flocking, which I've had for years now, IS from Doodlebug Design just like the papers are, so I guess it shouldn't be as big of a surprise that the shades match! Still nonetheless a happy coincidence to add a fun detail to my design.
This card was also inspired by the Just Add Ink challenge #333 - Just Add "G". In my case, Glitter!
Stamps: Coffret d'étiquettes (Tin of Tags)
Cardstock: Blue Brocade, Vellum
Patterned Papers and Stickers: Polar Pals (Doodlebug Design)
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Circle Punch,
Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor Paints, White Embossing Powder, Cotton Twine,
Sequins, Mini Stapler, White Fine Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn), Velvet Flocking (Doodlebug Design)