Thursday 12 April 2012

(Almost) digital card

The basis for this card is all digital. I printed the snowman again, fussy cut it and affixed it on my card with foam pads to add some dimension. The same goes for the button. For some added interest I stamped the bird, glazed it with Sakura pens and then added some extra colour with Spectrum Noirs. I also added some faux stitching.

The card is based on the following sketch, created by Amy Tsuruta for Jingle Belles.

Materials used:
Nitwit Collections digi kit Polar Pals
(just couldn't resist buying it when I visited the website earlier this week)
Woodware stamp (bird)
Sakura Souffle pens
(white, clear and aqua - for glazing the bird,
the button and to create the faux stitching)
Spectrum Noirs to colour the bird.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Robin Redbreast
Jingle Belles - 'Twas the sketch before Christmas
CCAYR - Inspiration photo
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Favourite colour combo
CHNC - #67 White Christmas
CCC - #19 Flower soft/flocking (theme always optional)
Anything Goes - #64 Anything goes
Delightful Challenges - Delightful stitches (real or faux)
Catch the Bug - Anything goes


  1. Lovely card, Marianne. I like the colours and the faux stitching. Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland this week, Miria x

  2. gorgeous image choice and great card, thanks for joining us at the Winter Wonderland for the Robin Redbreast Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  3. What a beautiful vibrant card and I love the stamped bird. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  4. oh this is so cute - love that snowman
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Lisa x

  5. Awesome faux stitching ... and adorable snowman ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles

  6. Thank You so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland Robin Redbreast Challenge with this absolutely perfect creation, I do hope that you will try and join us again next week

    Have a lovely day
    Hugs Bridget :0x
    Winter Wonderland DT

  7. Great card!
    Love the 'stitching'!

  8. Super cute...LOve your colours. Fabulous stitching.

  9. what a brilliant and enchanting design, AND it's a superb version of amy's lovely sketch, but i think the thing i love most is that this really encapusulates what is SO VERY COOL about hybrid crafting: the combination of a layout/supplies that can be used over & over, PLUS just the right "real life" details like fussy-cutting, stitching & stamping to provide texture and interest! ♥WONDERFUL♥!!!

  10. That is a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the extras. the stitching looks great.
    Edna x

  11. Clever use of digi elements - super card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 67 - hope to see you again soon (new challenge tomorrow morning) x

  12. That's a nice couple! Love that creation.

  13. Gorgeous card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Colour me Happy " challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon
    good luck in the draw

    Hugs Shaz x

  14. Fabulous Christmas card.... love that snowman!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you back again soon.

    Christine x

  15. Great card I like the way you have used the digital elements
    Thank you for joining in at SCC
    Jackie x

  16. adorable image!
    Thanks for joining the challenge at CCC this week!

  17. this is one really gorgeous card with beautiful colours and detail thanks for playing at anything goes this week too hugs Cheryl xxxxxxxx

  18. I think your version of this sketch is absolutely fab! I love the design, and I the white trees and faux stitches are great details.

  19. How cute is that image, and I love the colors you pick out too!

  20. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time.

  21. CUTE! I love this little snowman. The colors you used are gorgeous.

  22. Such a cutie pie the snowman and especially love the sweet bird! Thanks for joining us at Jingle Belles!

  23. this is really cute - love the faux stitching - you had me fooled!