Sweet Snowy Frosting!

sketchesAnother week, another fun peek just for you Sweet fans!  Oh, you’re new here?  Well, every time I’m up on the blog (that’s me, Chrissy) I give an exclusive sneak peek at the sketch that is coming up later in the week on the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog.  I don’t only give you a sneak though.  I give you 2 ways to interpret that sketch using Sweet Stamp Shop stamps!  I hope you enjoy what I have in store for you today!  First up, the sketch!

CTS_85This sketch will be featured this Thursday on the CAS(E) this Sketch blog but you get it TODAY!  That’s cool and all but what’s better is the cards.

For my first take on this sketch, I used Elephant Hearts and Enjoy Calligraphy to create a motivational card.

10259831_10203187255869472_477161750750119897_n-210308885_10203372382657526_4476371606564278159_nSSS_JulS2W_1aI stamped my sweet elephant in gray Momento ink and colored him with similar colored Copics to make his edges blend a bit like I did with my hippo in this post.  I cut that little guy out and set him aside while I stamped and embossed the stars from Enjoy Calligraphy on my patterned paper.  I embossed in white first, then silver, and finally stamped using a silver ink pad.  I wanted different colors and finishes on my stars to make them really stand out.  It was time for the elephant to join the party so I used foam adhesive to pop him into place and added a glitter star to his trunk.  Finally I layered the gray paper on the yellow paper and attached it to the card base.  Do you see the inspiration from the sketch?  I thought so!

My next card uses an oldie but goodie, Cookie Sprinkles.

cookieweb__54033.1391283250.386.513SSS_JulS2W_1bDoesn’t that frosting look good enough to eat?  Well, I don’t think you’d enjoy it if you took a lick.  😉  Here’s why:

DSC_0001It’s this awesome stuff I found on the shelf at Christmas time called glittering snow.  I picked it up because when I looked inside, it sparkled and reminded me of embossing paste.  I figured I could find a use for it somehow, right?  Turns out, it makes the perfect “frosting”.  Want to see how I chose to tint it?

Untitled-1I figured I’d try tinting it with the inks I had already used to stamp the sprinkles.  I wanted it to match, right?  The problem, how do I get that ink into the snow?  I scooped two piles of snow onto a scrap piece of paper and then I grabbed a bone folder that I never use.  It is nice and glossy so I figured the ink and the snow wouldn’t stick to badly.  I smashed it into the ink a few times and surprisingly, it picked up quite a bit.  I then rubbed that ink off onto the snow and mixed it up with the other end of the bone folder.  Worked like a charm and only took a baby wipe to clean up!  I used the pointed part of the bone folder to smear on my frosting and I ended up with two sparkling frosted cookies.  LOVE THAT!

I hope after reading this post you’ll be inspired to grab a tub, tube, bottle, etc that you’ve never tried just to see what you might be able to do with it.  You never know when you might find the next “big thing” in card making!

Thanks so much for checking out my post.  I hope you have been checking out the amazing videos my fellow design team members post for you on our YouTube channel and PLEASE don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook.  I want to know one last thing before you go.  What non-cardmaking item have you found that has become a fun part of your creating?  I’d love for you to let me know in the comments.  Can’t wait to read all about it!  Until next time, have a great one!

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4 Responses to Sweet Snowy Frosting!

  1. How cute are your cards!!! Thanks for the sneak peck at the sketch for this coming Thursday. I’m waiting for my stamps to arrive. (I check the mailbox everyday) I would love to use them on this challenge!!

  2. Robin Ludwig says:

    I love your cute, cute, cute cookies with sparkling frosting! i’m going to have to try to create my own frosted cookies! So darling!

  3. mich3ll3w says:

    Chrissie, that little elephant is the CUTEST!! Gorgeous cards!

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