I came across a new stamp company called Whiff of Joy. They have some really cute winter kid images coming out soon. When I found out that Katharina, the owner, was having a sketch challenge contest to find a guest designer, I just had to whip up a card!
The challenge was to make a card using this sketch. Since the new Whiff of Joy stamps are all winter related, I pulled out the Lily and snowman stamp from Pink Cat Studios.
I must be on a paper piecing kick or something because I paper pieced Lily's coat, mittens and boots and Tweet's hat from the flowered background paper and Frosty's scarf and hat band from the striped paper. Then I added Indigo flocking to Lily's fringe and ear muffs. I love how this looks in real life. Frosty is covered in ice stickles and his hat, eyes and buttons were colored in with a Black Sakura jelly roll pen. Since it was already so late, I didn't give the pen time to dry before adding the stickles and it bled a little. That was a bit of a bummer, but I don't think it is too noticeable.
Stamps: Lily and Tweet from Pink Cat Studio
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid Ink
Paper: Night of Navy from Stampin' Up!, Natural White from Classic Crest, White Papertrey Ink, Snowflake Park Small Snowflakes and striped paper by Heidi Grace
Accessories: Indigo Flocking from Stampendous, Black Jelly Roll pen from Sakura, Ice Stickles, Navy craft seam binding from Martha Stewart
Tools: Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Cuttlebug tag die