Tuesday, February 26, 2013

STAMPTV CSS MY FAVORITE THINGS BLOG HOP

Welcome to the February StampTV CSS Favorite Things Blog Hop!!! 

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

The challenge for this hop is to make a card showcasing one of your favorite things. Whether it's birthdays, flowers, coffee...the choices are endless....there is a twist.....only GKD Stamps released from August 2012 - January 2013 can be used.
If you've come here from the fabulously talented Brenda's blog, then you're in the right place.  If not, you won't want to miss anything and should go to the BEGINNING and enjoy each and every fabulously creative member of this group. 

One of my most favorite things is walking/snowshoeing/skiing in the snowy woods and breathing in the cool air and pine trees.  Fortunately, for me, Melanie's newest Stately Flowers 6 stamp set included Maine as one of the featured stamps.  Maine is known as "The Pine Tree State" so my choice of stamp sets was easy.

I made two cards using Melanie's newest Stately Flowers 6 stamp set and as you can see, I wanted to let that pine branch have all the attention.
 

 
After stamping the image several times on some GKD Kraft card stock,I colored them with my seldom used Distress Markers and then highlighted the images with my white pen.  I split the image and layered it in order to give it a "window" look.  The "snow" was made with Viva Pearl Pen, "Ice White". 
 
 

For this card I stamped the image twice then colored one with Copic Markers, then fussy cute it and layered it over the other image.  I trimmed the panel and sponged around the edges and popped it up with pop dots on some dp.  I then used some "frosted lace" Stickles to give the image an icy look.  Then, for a little interest, I cut a tiny piece of GKD kraft cs and glued it on the one corner.   
 
Thank you for stopping by - now please head on over to the super talented Geri's blog....she always has something spectacular for us. 
 


26 comments:

Miesje said...

I love both of these Cheri. They are so soft and pretty - I want to touch them!

joy said...

Wow - I know yall have had lots of snow - and your 1st card proves it! Love how the snowflakes pop! Your second card reminds me that Maine is the Pine Tree State. Both great cards!

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cheri!!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful! I love that stamp!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh the snow capped cones are beautiful! Fabulous job~

Brenda said...

Two beautiful cards Cheri!!! The first one takes my breath away! I will have to case that one.

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful, Cheri! I just love all your details! Haven't used this stamp yet, and you have definitely inspired me!

meemee48 said...

Gorgeous cards using a gorgeous image.

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely winter-cards ^_^

Kitty said...

Both of your cards are beautiful.

Kathleen

Doris W. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the window effect! Gave me some ideas for my stamp set.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- these are both lovely cards!!! I also love Melanie's Evergreen Branches!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards! Snow always does look best on cards! I am ready for Spring! :)

--Marcy said...

Great inspiration. Although I am very tired of snow - I will have to remember this for when I think of the serenity and beauty of a snowfall, instead of that snow shovel that needs to be brought out again!

Jan said...

Both of these cards are beautiful; however, I love the first one; the window effect. Growing up in the mountains, this just "speaks" to me.

Melanie said...

Wowee, love the different looks you've achieved here with the same image! the puffy white snow pearl drops on the first are fab, and I love what you did with the glitter!

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are magnificient. I just love that pine image of Melanies and you used it to perfection with these beauties!

Sharon said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

Gayle said...

Beautiful serene cards. Love your window card.

redwasher1 said...

Cheri, your cards are amazing!! So beautifully done!! You have inspired me!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Both look great but I especially love how you did the snow - looks so fabulous :)

stampqueen said...

Both cards are beautiful!! They would make great Christmas cards too!!

Rosy Newlun said...

I simply love pine trees and needles - these are so stunning, esp with the snow flakes gently falling in the sky!

catdidit said...

OH so gorgeous! Especially that first one. Love the winter 'scene' you created on the kraft!

Kay S said...

Wow, Cheri, these are gorgeous cards! Love the design of the first one and the coloring/snowy feel you created.

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards, I love your snow in the window!

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