Monday, January 10, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #42 - Winter Warmies

This week at Fantabulous Cricut, the challenge is "Winter Warmies".  I don't know about your neck of the woods, but I don't leave the house these days without a hat, mittens and scarf!  Even then, it's still too cold for my liking.
I made this card using Holiday Cakes to cut the mittens.  I used a felt cardstock paper which I then embossed using the Cuttlebug Snow Dots folder.  I also cut a shadow for the mittens and faux stitched on them with a white Signo pen.  The white mat was scored at 7/8 of an inch and 1 inch from the bottom with my Martha Stewart score board.  I then used the Cuttlebug Snow Dots folder on the top portion of the mat and stamped "warm and cozy" on the bottom with a portion of a Studio G stamp which I had coloured with a blue marker from Marvy.  (I did it this way as the sentiment is framed but I did not wish to use the frame on my card.)  Once stamped, I went over the sentiment with a Stardust Gelly Roll pen for some added glitter.  I also used the pen to make dots in the centre of all the embossed snowflakes and did some faux stitching around the entire card.  To finish things off, I added some white crafting boa to the cuff of the mittens.  The mittens are popped with my smallest Pop Dots as I wanted just a touch more dimension.   I just love the texture of the mittens with the embossed felt cardstock.  They could almost be real!

Please come and join us at FCCB.  We'd love to see your "Winter Warmies" creations!!

*I'm also entering this card at Made By Momo where the challenge is  is all about snow!

17 comments:

creativeprincess said...

I love it! The mittens really do look real! :)
Tara

Dana said...

This is so pretty. Yes, the mittens do look real. You are going to make it so hard to create something for the challenge. thanks for sharing. Just love it.

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Besthobbyeva said...

What an awesome card, I love the white crafty boa, makes me want to put them on! Great, great job!!

Helen said...

This is so pretty!! I just love the 'fur' :)

April said...

Hi Kate, these are really cute. I love the cuffs! It is snowing here in SC -- we have a about 6 inches right now. Very unusual for us! I am planning on making a snowman and finding my sled! Yes, I actually have a sled! These mittens are what I need right now! LOL!

MiamiKel said...

How cute this is! I love the embossing and the sweet lil mittens - and the faux fur, how darling is this! Definitely has the winter warmies going on! Hugs to you!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Oh wow...these are FAB Kate. Love, Love, Love your project. So creative. :)

Karen said...

Hi Kate, I am a new follower, and I LOVE this card!! Karen

the cricutologist said...

I am crazy about this card! I have to have some boa!!!! I'm a follower! I'd love it if you would follow my blog too;)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hi Kate! These look so warm and cozy!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love the fur on these this card is so darn cute. love it. hugs

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sucor said...

What a great card!I love the cuffs! So creative!

CricutLvr!! said...

This card is super cute. I love everything you did...the embossing and esp the boa!! Absolutely Love It!!

girlia said...

Adorable. Love the boa on the mittens.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Super cute!! Love the boa you used for the cuffs!!! So brilliant and creative!! Keep warm my friend!! :)

Val said...

Ooh, your mittens look so cozy!! I would wear them for sure ;) Super job, Kate!