Sunday, 16 January 2022

Sweater Scene

Hi and welcome!  I made this card while I was off work over the Christmas break and it is inspired by the adorable critter scene cards made by Nichol Spohr.  

I coloured the critters in browns and their clothing in blues and greens before fussy cutting out.  For the background, I took a panel of Brisol Smooth cardstock and ink-blended various shades, finishing with a bit of black on the edges.  Once it was dry, I white-embossed the Snowfall BG stamp.  I gave a touch of colour to the tree die-cuts before arranging them behind the "snow bank".  Once the background was completed I added the critters - each holding a to-go coffee cup.

I went hunting for a smallish Christmas sentiment that mentioned warmth and found this in a Your Next Stamp set, which worked perfectly!

I'm entering this in a few challenges - the brand new Caffeinated Christmas Card challenge (I hope these snowflakes are defined enough), Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and Tic Tac Toe, where I went with Blue, Animal and Free.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Products used:

Stamps:  Sweater Weather in the Woods (MFT), Merry Mouse Eve (Your Next Stamp), Snowfall Background (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark, Amalgam (Gina K), Obsidian (Altenew), Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Black Soot Distress Oxide
Cardstock:  Bristol Smooth, White, X-Press It
Dies:  Birch Trees (MFT), Snow Drifts (Paper Smooches)
Accessories:  Copics, White EP


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout-out at Tic-Tac-Toe and Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge


I Card Everyone said...

Karren, I LOVE these guys and how you've given all their sweaters perfect cozy cuteness!

Linda Callahan said...

Such a sweet winter scene! Great coloring as always! Love the critters!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, such a gorgeous and adorable coffee-lovin' critter scene! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

Celeste Goff said...

What a fun and whimsical winter scene you've created! Love the colors too!

~amy~ said...

What a great snowy scene! Thanks for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

I've been MIA for too long...This is such a cute Christmas card, Karren! I love your 'warm' color palette and your snowy sky is fabulous! Great job combining challenges, too ~ xx

Dawn T said...

totally cute as, Karren. Lovely fun card.

Susan Powell said...

This is so cute. LOVE your coloring!!

Cécile RIBON said...

As usual, I'm totally wowed by you are amazing coloring skill! This little woodland scene is adorable.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

These little woodland chums are so cute Karren and beautifully coloured too. I love the little scene you created. Thanks for playing along with my board over at TicTacToe this week!

Lisa said...

Adorable and love the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!