Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mittens Birthday Card

Today is another Craft Junkie Too Design Team day. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love being on Tracy's Design Team!! Her awesome assignments are just a small part of it.  The challenge for this week is cold Weather inspiration. We are using cool colors (blues, greens, whites, silvers) or items that represent cold weather.

Here is my card. I made it for my Dad's wife whose birthday is at the end of January. 
This is a standard A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base) using a white cardstock base. I rounded the corners with my 1/2" corner chomper. I added layers of brown cardstock under all the patterned paper... all papers are from my scraps.

The brown and pink glittery paper is from DCWV and measures 5" x 3 3/4" and the inset piece is from Echo Park's Holly Jolly collection and it measures 3" x 3" 

These adorable mittens are from Winter Woodland, cut at 4".
I cut the layers from some scrap Heidi Grace paper and the accents are DCWV white glitter paper. The little hearts are a punch I've had in my stash. I inked all the pink layers with some dark pink ink and a finger dauber.

I created this sentiment using some Studio G stamps from my stash. I used scotch tape to mask off the parts of the stamp so I could created this sentiment using two different stamps. I little brad and some scraps of pink satin ribbon are adorable touches to finish this tag punch.

I love the color combo on this card. Although it's a wintery card, the pinks and browns really liven up the card. White gel pen stitches finish off all the brown cardstock layers.

That's it, please head over to Tracy's blog and see what


Shelley said...

Love the colors Cheryl! I liked the brown too hence my blue and brown layout! :) Cute little mittens too!

Fellow DT member

jessica said...

pretty card Cheryl! I love the color combo and love the sparkle paper!

Rosie said...

super cute card!!! just loving the colors

Pat N. said...

That's so cute Cheryl. Really like how you ink your edges. It really gives your cards depth. I need to do that more often. I find myself only doing select pieces.--Pat N.

Jennifer said...


Happy New Year!!! :) Hope your holidays were happy, too!!!!

I love your card!!!

Thanks for taking the time to share!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Adorable card - love the details you put into it!!

Unknown said...

Super cute card and I love how you used 2 different stamps!

KardsbyKadie said...

Your card is simply lovely Cheryl. Makes me remember the cold we use to go through when we lived in Wisconsin - BUUUURRRRRRR! Nicely Done Girlfriend.

Georgiana said...

What a great card. I sure do like the cut and colors too. I am missing crafting this week. Can't wait until the weekend!

Carson's Creations

Unknown said...

Very nice. I like how you did the ribbon. Thanks for joining us in the Tuesday Throwdown.

Craftyhomemade said...

Wow, it`s beautiful card, the card is great.