Merry Monday ~ The Perfect Mix of Warmth & Cheer ~
Baby, it's cold outside! For those of us anywhere within a day's drive of the Atlantic Ocean... OUCH!!! I am so grateful we had the limited amount of snowfall we did. Family in Baltimore didn't fare so well... They had over 20 inches of the white stuff! :-(
But I must say, a good snow brings out the creative beast in me! Or was it the fact I hadn't had access to peanut butter chocolate ice cream for a few days??? :-)
Either way, my creative juices were flowing and with the ever present fear of the power going off... a few creative juices flowing couldn't hurt the body temp, right?
Here's a fun one using a few Stampin' Up products from this past Christmas...
So I started with a simple black card stock base and cut a slightly smaller white CS panel. I stamped my cardinal (three step process) and sentiment BEFORE using the snow themed embossing folder.
I chose the Joyful Season stamp set and stamped my outline with Basic Black ink, added the body with Real Red and a dab of Pumpkin Pie for the beak. After placing and stamping the sentiment, I ran the panel through my Big Shot with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I intentionally stamped the cardinal a bit "off." I really like the abstract feel to the image, particularly with the embossed snow!
Thanks for stopping by!
Inks - Stampin' Up - Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - Stampin' Up - Joyful Season
Embossing Folder - Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder