Saturday, December 30, 2017

Last Flavor of the Month for 2017: Winter and Love



As many of the country is surrounded by winter weather what better way to celebrate by having a winter/love themed card kit? Valentine’s Day is by far a super popular holiday and who can resist sendin
g a card to a loved one? This card kit will head your way in plenty of time for you to create some sweet winter love themed cards for all those people in your life that need a sweet little card! 

Our Design Team has brought lots of wonderful inspiration, process videos for you to enjoy! I hope you know we have been listening to your suggestions and we are very thankful that you feel comfortable enough to share them with us! 

Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter over on the Scrapping for Less blog for a chance to win one of the 4 collections for this month! 

Head here to sign up for a subscripition: Banana Split or Double Dip levels. Or to purchase a kit of either Banana Split, Deluxe, Double Dip, or Single Scoop for the month of December.

Also please know that we have several November kits and October kits available just in case you missed out!


Are you ready to see the fabulous and fun cards I made for this Flavor of the Month blog hop?!!?




You may remember these sweet owls from my sneak peek card. I just adore them! For this card using Collection One items and Sketch #1, I started off by stamping the owls using VersaFine onyx black ink on a piece of watercolor paper I had on my desk. I then die cut them out using a circle die that's roughly 3-1/4" in diameter. I watercolored the image using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers. I set that aside to dry and then layered my papers onto a white card base. I started by cutting a 2" x 4-1/4" strip of pink card stock. I adhered that to the bottom of the card and then picked this cut X's and O's paper. I die cut a stitched border at the bottom and then adhered this paper to the top portion of the card. I cut a banner for the blue arrow paper and trimmed one side off to add to the top of the card. I stamped part of the sentiment onto white card stock and trimmed it to fit on the other portion of the blue arrow banner. I popped those up on the card and then adhered a few sequins to the bottom of the card.




For my second card using Collection Two and Sketch #2, I started by stamping this cute image from Santoro's Friendly Hedgehog using Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the image a second time on a post it note that I fussy cut out and masked my main image. I decided to go for a winter night time scene so I blended Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, and Black Soot distress inks. I splattered some white acrylic paint and some Sparkle Silk from my supplies. I removed the mask and colored the image using Copic markers {E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E70, E77, E79, RV0000, RV11, RV21, BG11, BG32, 0}. I set that aside and started to assemble my card. I cut a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of pink card stock and adhered that to a white card base. I cut the different strips of patterned paper from the Main Squeeze paper pack and adhered those to the pink card. I cut a 3-1/2 x 2-3/4" piece of the aqua card stock and adhered my main image to it. I then adhered the matted image to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Main Squeeze stamp set that comes in the Banana Split level in black ink and then trimmed it down to a banner. I colored the edges of the sentiment banner using the RV11 copic marker and then I used the Colorless blender to lighten it a bit around the inside edge. I then adhered the sentiment to the card. 



 I thought this cute image needed just a bit more sparkle so I added some Stardust gelly roll to the edge of the ground and then some clear wink of stella to the rest of the ground. It's all kinds of sparkly fun! I hope you can see some of the sparkle in this close up picture.




I had a lot of fun picking out the layers of patterned paper for my third card. For Collection Three, I used Sketch #3... I think at this point, I was on a roll with keeping to the same collection and sketch numbers... I started by cutting all my layers of paper. I cut a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4" piece of aqua card stock that I adhered to a white card base. I then adhered my other layers and set the card aside. I stamped this sweet fox and sentiment in Memento tuxedo black ink and colored in the fox using Copic markers {BG11, BG32, RV11, N0, N1, N3, E51, E55, E57, BG0000, 0}. I adhered the main image to an aqua mat and adhered that to the card. I added a teal rosette to the side and there you have card #3.




So if it's not pretty obvious at this point... I like the aqua blue colors. Ha! To start off this card, I have to admit I was inspired by another Design Team member, Katie. She had mentioned using dies for embossing and the idea to add a little interest to the grey and white plaid paper by embossing the snowflake included in Collection 4 just came to me. Thanks, Katie!! I embossed the snowflake on either end of the paper and then adhered it to a white card base. I trimmed the blue plaid paper and adhered that to the card. I grabbed another piece of watercolor paper and stamped this adorable image from My Favorite Things called Ice Skater using VersaFine onyx black ink. Using the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers again, I colored this image and then set her aside to dry. I cut a mat for the main image and once it was dry I die cut it too and then adhered it all together. I added a few snowflake brads to the card. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and then die cut it using a stitched banner die. I popped up the sentiment with some foam tape and there you have it!

I had such a blast playing with this kit! I hope you've enjoyed the cards I shared! Now it's time to check out all the other fabulous creations from the Design Team.


~ Blog Hop Line Up ~

Scrapping For Less

Jessica Wilson

Stacy Tiedemann

Crystal O. Minkler <--- you're here

---> up next Teresa Russell

Katie Williams

Tanya Hahn

Tina Smith


Thanks for stopping by!

See ya next time.
~ Crystal




36 comments:

  1. These little girls are adorable and the FOX is rAther sexy! I'll have to use her and the owls for my Valentine's cards. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure you'll have fun with them all!

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  2. LOVE your coloring! I am glad that I was an inspiration for you on your 4th card, LOL. That is SO cool! you did an AMAZING job on all of your cards!

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  3. Wow!!! Your coloring is AMAZING!!! Great job girlie!!!

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  4. Every month I have a new favorite kit with this month being no exception! You did amazing as always! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creations! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm sure you'll love this month's kit!

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  5. Super amazing job at coloring, I'm taking inspiration for my projects!

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    1. Thank you! Yay! I hope you share in the SFL Show & Share FB group!

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  6. I see three stamps I’m going to need! Love your cards!
    Julie

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  7. Your cards are precious! I am in love with the owl stamp.

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  8. I Love the Hedgehog card the best but all of them are beautiful! I love the aqua blue also! One of my favorite colors!

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  9. Beautiful cards with fabulous colour palettes. I've never been particularly attracted to the Gorjuss stamps, but I'll have to give them a second look. Yours looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you! This was my first go with the Gorjuss style stamps... she was so fun to color!

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  10. Your cards are beautiful - tons of loveliness for inspiration. Thanks for including all of your Copic colors by kit. Happy New Year!

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  11. These card creations are too cute! I love the night sky you created and how you blended colors on all of your card designs!

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  12. Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. What??? You mean I can order kits to make these adorable cards!!!! I need these in my life. I absolutely love these cards. Thanks for sharing your recipes Chrystal! Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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    1. Thank you! Yes!!! You need these your in life, my friend! Happy New Year!

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  14. Fabulous cards!
    I love the darling
    Owls!
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Your coloring is fantastic and I love the subtle snowflake embossing. TFS!! Cheers!

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