I've come to the conclusion that I'm a very food-inspired crafter. Who knew that there even was such a thing! But it's true. Almost every Tuesday I join in with Elizabeth's T-Tuesday virtual tea party. And now I'm getting into the weekly challenges on Cupcake Inspirations. I made this card...
...inspired by this week's challenge image. Are those snowman cupackes cute, or are they cute?! :)
I'm also entering my card in the current challenge at Scrap Africa. This time around their challenge is to use a recycled item. That's my favorite thing to do! (Hence my blog name...Green Crafting.)
|I cut the white layer for my card from this piece of packaging material.|
Instead of cutting into a full sheet of 12x12" white cardstock, I cut the white layer for my card from an old piece of October Afternoon product packaging. This is a trick I use pretty often in my crafting.
Here are a couple detail shots of my card. Above, you see the snowman. I stamped him three times (black ink on blue paper, green ink on blue paper, and black ink on white paper) and pieced together cuttings from the various stampings. I added pops of color with pencils.
To further suggest snow, I misted a snowflake background and stitched on an assortment of sequin "snow."
Snow is something we've been having a lot of lately here in Minnesota. It seems like when it's not snowing, the temperatures are dangerously cold (windchills approaching -40 degrees, which is the same temperature in both Fahrenheit and Celcius). Finally today we are having a day that is both dry and not too cold, and I intend to get out and enjoy it a bit this afternoon...before it snows again tomorrow! Hope that you're having a good weekend, too!