Hello, my friends! Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Today is a bit of a gloomy day so it was the perfect excuse for me to venture into my craft space and create a holiday card!
For this card, I used Waffle Flower’s Winter Hamsters stamp set and A2 Arch Window die. When I saw this stamp set, I just knew I had to have it! The hamsters are so cute and I plan on collecting more from this collection in the future.
To make this card, I stamped the images onto Bristol Smooth paper, used zig clean color real brush markers to color them in (see colors below in supply list), and cut them out. Next, I cut out the arched window and used a penblade and ruler to cut out the windowpane to create a bigger visual space for my images. I wanted to place my images on a snowy hill, so I cut out a stitched hillside border for the bottom of my card.
I created the background by blending three different distress oxide inks (see colors below in supply list) together over a piece of bristol smooth paper slightly larger than the window frame. Once I was happy with the blend, I splatted some white acrylic paint over it and set it aside to dry.
Once the background was dry, I placed the arched window frame over it and traced the outline with a pencil. Then, I took a pair of scissors and cut out what I had traced. Waffle Flower sells a nested die set that matches this window frame die but unfortunately, I don’t own it yet. So I found this method to work for now.
I assembled the card by first attaching the hillside to the bottom of the background. Then I glued on the window frame. Next, I attached all the hamsters to the hillside border and stamped the music notes around them. I stamped the sentiment using versamark ink and white embossing powder. Finally, I used some clear jewels to add some dimension. To finish the card, I attached the card front to a side folding notecard in the same shape as the arched window (once again, I had to trace and use scissors!).
This card was a lot of fun to make! These hamsters are so adorable, don’t you think?
Thanks for stopping by! – Mona
Supplies I used to make this card
Waffle Flower Winter Hamsters stamp set
Waffle Flower A2 Arch Window die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Distress Oxide Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, and Tumbled Glass
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers – Vanilla (73), Beige (72), Light Green (41), Pale Green (45), May Green (47), Wine Red (24), Turquoise Green (42), Violet (80) ,and Yellow (50)
Pentel Water Brush
Folk Art Acrylic white paint
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Hero Arts White embossing powder
Pretty Pink Posh Jewels (Sparkling Clear)
Art Glitter Glue
Tombow Mono Dots Adhesive