I'm back today with a DT card for our newest challenge at Top Tip Tuesday which is Snowflakes. All you have to do is use a snowflake on your paper creation and you're good. Our sponsor is Stamp Fairy and I'm using Toby Busy Winter 2 on my card. He is having snow much fun playing in the first snow of the winter, can you tell. ;) I did take some artistic liberty with this image by drawing in paws and lines on his scarf so I could color block it. I hope the Stamp Fairy doesn't mind. ;) Thanks for supporting our challenge this year!
I think Toby is a cutie pie and for a colorful and fun background I placed him on a dp from BG's Nordic Holiday collection. The trees were made from Verve's Winter Fun die set and colored with Copic markers. They received a dusting of MS tinsel glitter and see my tip below for a foolproof way to apply glitter. Also, I used a white glaze pen to create the illusion of snow falling on Toby. The large snowflakes at the top are from Verve's Christmas in the Air stamp set and were die cut with the matching Frosty Snowflakes die. I placed a red gem from Jolee's Floral Prizm Ruby dimensional stickers in the center and for the smaller red snowflakes I placed a clear rhinestone by TPS in the center. The red snowflakes are the by-product of my punched MS snowflake border on the inside of my card which you can see below. I couldn't let them go to waste, they were so small and cute.
TIP-use matte gel medium to adhere glitter on your paper projects. It is less messy and the glitter will not clump giving your projects a smooth look. I placed a thin coat with a paintbrush on my trees and large snowflakes, then sprinkled the glitter and gave it a good tap to shake the excess off. I got this wonderful tip from a very talented papercrafter some of you may know, Mona Pendleton.
and she is offering a prize to our lucky winner of
which is awesome because she has a wonderful sale going on right now.
Okay, time for me to get busy with more holiday wrapping so off I go. Be sure to check out my teamies inspiration by clicking HERE or their links in my right sidebar. Have a good day and remember not to stress this holiday season. ;)