Friday, January 3, 2014

Warm Thoughts on a Snowy Day

We woke up to about seven inches of snow and very cold, windy temperatures!  We were lucky compared to many people. My husband and I were fortunate not to have to work today, but my son had to get in.  We all bundled up and, with shovels in hand, went to dig him out of a very long, snowy driveway.  

You can guess my inspiration for this card.  We are all thinking warm thoughts today!

                                     WARM THOUGHTS

 I am entering this card in the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, Anything Goes.

The boots are from the Paper Smooches set, Green Thumb.  I tried a technique called 'mirror stamping' so that I could have a pair of snow boots!  The snowflakes are from two different Paper Smooches sets, Swanky Snowdudes and Merry Motifs.  The sentiment is from Sentiment Sampler.  

Mirror Stamping Technique
 Basically, you use another stamp and place it on your block wrong side up.  You have to use a stamp with very little empty spaces.  I used another Paper Smooches stamp from the Promenade set.  It took a couple of tries.You have to be careful not to let it slip.  Coloring and outlining the image after stamping covers up any imperfections! 

The image on the bottom right is the original stamped image.

Stay warm!


  1. Such a WONDERFUL card! LOVE your design! Thanks so much for playing with us at SPARKS! Hugs, Karin

  2. Congratulations on the shout out from Paper Smooches, Mary!! This card is adorable! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Thanks! It was my first challenge and I'm just tickled about it!

  4. You did an awesome job! I saw your card and really loved it. Thanks so much for the email invite to visit your blog! It's awesome. :)


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