Jan 7, 2016

Snowy Critters (Create A Smile Guest Designer Call)

Good morning crafty friends. I am back with another card using an adorable stamp set by Create A Smile. It's basically a snowy body and you have a choice of different snowy critter heads. And because I couldn't decide which head I wanted to use...I just used all of them!

I wanted to create a card where the recipient is able to move a wheel. So I went ahead and cut a rectangle piece of white cardstock which also included an oval which was large enough to fit the reindeer head inside. Below the oval I stamped the body of the critters with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I also cut a large circle out of white cardstock which was about 1cm larger than the width of the rectangle so the recipient would be able to move it. On this circle I stamped all four heads, again with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

I covered the body and the heads with pre-stamped and pre-cut masks because I wanted to apply Tumbled Glass distress ink to give the snowy critter a light background. I applied the color on the front panel around the body as well as on the complete circle.
After the ink was dry I removed the masking paper and colored in the images with Spectrum Noir markers (BT1, BT2, BT3, BT4). Before assembling the card I also stamped the sentiment "there's snow friend like you" on the top center of the front panel using Memento Bahama Blue ink.  

Then it was time to assemble the card. I temporarily adhered the front panel on the bottom to a card base. I slipped the circle in between to layers of paper, adjusted its position and traced around the circle with a pencil. I poked a whole in the center of the circle as well as the card base and used a brass fastener to connect both layers. Now you are also able to move the circle around easily.

I used foam tape and foam squares on the area around the circle. I needed a bit of space because the head of the brass fastener was quite thick. After applying the foam pieces I was able to position the front panel on top of the circle.
Please check out the video of the card "in action" at the bottom of this blog post.

Create A Smile has another Guest Designer Call for February 2016. And of course I want to play along! :)

Create A Smile "Made of snow" - http://goo.gl/OyXALu
Neenah Solar White Card Stock (SSS) -  http://goo.gl/kX5flN  
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/3KakYL
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Tuxedo Black"(Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/QScX3r 
Tsukineko Memento Ink "Bahama Blue" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/Lao0gn
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (SSS) - http://goo.gl/8rPDRN
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad "Tumbled Glass" (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/xcFAsM
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (SSS) - http://goo.gl/EdTAV2
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (Scrobby) - http://goo.gl/btnZ75
3M Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape (SSS) - http://goo.gl/1WtDjq
3D Foam Squares (SSS) - http://goo.gl/v4K8BJ


  1. Absolut toll. Da kriegt meine Katzen-Karte gleich kalte Füsse 😉 viel Glück beim FebruarDT-Wettbewerb!

    1. Danke Nicole! Ach Quatsch, das braucht sie doch nicht :D

  2. Was für eine geniale Idee :)

  3. Was für eine tolle Idee! Viel Glück beim Februar DT Search !
    Liebe Grüße!

  4. Guten Morgen ;))
    ich liebe Karten, die das gewisse etwas haben !!! Tolle Idee, super umgesetzt, beide Daumen hoch !!! Und toitoitoi Elisabeth

  5. oh my goodness!! what an AWESOME idea!! LOOOOOOOVE it!! so so so cute and so clever!!


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