I am so excited to be working with a brand new, hot-off-the-rubber-presses stamp plate from Rogue Redhead Designs called Snow Hugs! As soon as I saw these images, I started thinking about using them in a pink/cream/kraft color scheme, and wouldn't you know, that's the color challenge this week over at The Play Date Cafe! Sometimes the stars align, and I seriously needed this little twist of fortune to jump start my mojo, LOL!
The inspiration photo for PDCC68 makes my fingers itch to craft. Have a look at this yummy image to the right:
So here are the how-to's for this card: I first stamped the snuggling couple from Snow Hugs in gray ink on white cardstock. I only wanted a hint of color, so I outlined only parts of the image with Copics in R81 (Rose Pink), YG91 (Putty), and E31 (Brick Beige). I thought the background looked a bit too white, so it was E50 (Egg Shell) to the rescue. A little tip I picked up over at Ellen Hutson's The CLASSroom. I love that color - so warm and yummy. I added a little dimension to the whole thing with Warm Grays W0 and W1. (I also gave the guy's sweater a little pattern by masking and stamping the snowflake background motif just on his sweater.)
I cut the image out using Nestabilities' Curved Rectangles, and distressed the edges with Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, and Victorian Velvet. It's layered on some vintage sheet music, and a coffee filter panel that I misted with Pink Bubblegum and Creme de Rouge from Tattered Angels. The next background panel is made by stamping two of the background images from the set onto linen textured cardstock.
The tag is stamped with more distress inks, then run through my Xyron sticker maker and glittered with Stampin' Ups' Diamond Dust - like icy, frosty new snow. A little crinkled seam binding snuggles everything together.
Sharon has lots of gorgeous examples using this new plate over at Rogue Redhead Designs blog, and there's tons of inspiration to be had using this color scheme over at The Play Date Cafe. I'm feelin' it.... comin' back.... gonna go play some more in my little crafty space. Have a great weekend! :)