Hi, hello! We’re into March now, and the snow where I currently am, is melting like a New Years resolution on January 10! But I know winter hasn’t quite finished with us yet and I’m squeezing the last of the winter activities out of the season, including making some cards with the Jane’s Doodles Sweater Weather stamp set!
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This cute stamp set includes some trees, 5 different little skating penguins-in-sweaters and 4 different sentiments! I die, I tell you! I made three cards with this set, each one a little different from the next.
My first card is a slimline card, with three window openings and a hand-stamped greeting.
For all three of my cards today, I began by stamping the images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with alcohol-friendly Tuxedo black permanent ink from Memento.
I colored each of the components, the sweater-wearing penguins and the trees with Copic markers (colors listed below).
Once colored, I fussy cut each of the stamped shapes and set them aside. To create the background I die cut a slimline card panel with the Honey Bee Rectangle Windows Trio die. I also hand cut some rolling snow drifts from Eclips masking paper, then ink-blended a blue sky background.
After lots of humming and hawing, and endless flipping through all my sentiment stamps sets looking for the perfect greeting, I decided on “Sending Winter Greetings” but not having that exact sentiment I had to stamp my own. I measured and drew lines, then used the Mama Elephant Bella Letters alphabet stamps to stamp the greeting, beginning with the center letter on each line and adding more letters to the right and the left to keep them perfectly spaced.
Once the greeting was stamped and the pencil lines erased I let out a breath of relief! I positioned the trees and penguins on the snowy hill and window background and adhered them in place with a strong liquid adhesive. I added some random snowflakes from the Jane’s Doodles Snow Globe stamp set for embellishment.
For this standard A2 sized card, I stamped my images onto masking paper first and cut them out with fine tipped scissors, then built my scene like that.
I tipped the green-sweatered penguin back a little to make him look like he was sitting on the ice, which would make a cute “Sorry to Hear You Fell and Broke Your _______, Get Well Soon” card, don’t you think?
I colored the suggestion of a skating rink around and behind the skaters with a little extra for shadow underneath each of them. I chose a sentiment from the Jane’s Doodles Winter Words stamp set and clear heat embossed after stamping with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I die cut some clouds from vellum paper using the Honey Bee Partly Cloudy dies, and colored them with pale blue Copic marker. I die cut the card panel with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies, and matted it with some plaid paper from the MFT Party Plaid paper pad. To complete the card, I added heart-shaped enamel dots with Doodlebug Shape Sprinkles.
I’m saving the best for last! This card is a box card, and it flattens for putting in (a slimline) envelope, but pops back into shape where you can see the layers, sitting displayed on a shelf! I don’t have any dies for cutting box cards, but with a few YouTube videos and some sizes and instructions provided there, I was able to construct this card with minimal difficulty.
Each of the images for this card were stamped onto Neenah Solar White cardstock, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic markers, and cut out by hand. I die cut two hills with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders to build the scene.
I inked a blue sky background onto the back layer of the card and adhered one pair of trees to it. Then I positioned and adhered the penguins and another pair of trees to the middle cardstock hill.
Before gluing the front die cut hill in place, I used a Copic marker to color in a skating pond, and stamp and heat emboss a greeting before adhering one more tree and penguin.
I added a few colorful stars from the Altenew enamel dots sets, to the background for embellishment.
Red sweaters – R39, R37, R27, R22. Green sweaters – YG17, YG25, YG23. Turquoise sweaters -BBG05, BG02, BG01. Orange sweaters – YR09, YR04, YR65. Ice – B00, B000, B0000. Navy sweaters – B99, B97, B95, B93, B91. Black penguins -N7, N5, N4, C0. Brown tree trunks – E47, E44, E43, E42. Fir trees – BG78, BG75, BG72.
There you go, three different cards with the Jane’s Doodles Sweater Weather stamp set. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!