It’s time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge, and this is our final one of the year! We’re going with a fun wintery theme, which is the North Pole. If you decide you want to join in with our challenge you’ll be entered to win a €10 gift certificate from our sponsor, Aliciabel.
For my card I started by printing out my digi stamps. The stamps I used were provided by our sponsor, and are Ice Skating Princess and Prince of Skating. I used both my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and my Yosoo alcohol markers to colour in the images. I coloured the girl first. I decided to give her blonde hair, then went with red and white for her clothes topped with a blue-green dress. In order to keep the card consistent I used the same or similar colours for the boy. His jumper is red and white to match the girls clothing, and his scarf and ear muffs match her dress. I went with brown for his trousers and gloves as brown is a fairly neutral colour. After completing the colouring I fussy cut the images and set them aside.
Next I started creating my scene. I chose a purple card base and topped it with a piece of vellum to mute the colour. I then used some hill/wave dies to cut four hills from white shimmer cardstock and adhered those into place on the card base. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the north pole sign from The Cat’s Pajamas Poochie Xmas stamp set to add into my scene, and added a Finnish sentiment onto the vellum of my sky. The sentiment roughly translates to “Warm Well Wishes”.
Just as I was about to adhere my figures into place I realised one problem with my scene. My ice skaters didn’t have any ice to skate on! I found a snippet of pale blue card that was just about the right size to use, and used my scissors to round off the top of it. I then mixed some Perfect Pearls into some water and painted that over the blue snippet to give it some shimmer. I dried it with my heat gun and adhered it into place with double-sided tape, before finally adding the boy and girl.
I’m very happy with this card. I love the little scene I created, and the images are so cute! The scene turned out just exactly how I wanted it to. I think it is a perfect card for this challenge, though I must say that I think they are a bit under-dressed for ice-skating in the North Pole!
Crafty Gals Corner – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations – North Pole
Double D Challenges – Winter
HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies
HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Mod Squad – Winter Holiday Card
Sweet Stampin’ – Last Minute/CAS Christmas
Uniko Challenge – Christmas
Winter Wonderland – Anything Christmas Goes
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)