Friday, November 13, 2015

OCC Holiday Style-Day 5 Cute and Whimsical

For today's lesson the instructors demonstrated a variety of cute and whimsical cards.  I have always loved Purple Onion Design's images and these were all designed by Stacey Yakula. They are so cute and whimsical so, of course, I had to make a card using those stamps.

First I stamped the trees in the background, masked them, and then blended in the background with distress ink.   The trees, snowman, birds and sign were colored with Copics.  I die cut snow hills and placed them on the card front, so the trees appeared in the background. The images were fussy cut and mounted on foam squares.   I heat embossed the sentiment in black on the sign.  I tried just stamping but it wasn't dark enough.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the bird and to the snowman's accessories.  The snow is a Marvy Snow Pen, which I dotted all over the background.  I put some on the snowman's hat pom pom to make it look fluffy.  :) I also added a little white gel pen to the trees so they would look snowy.

Don't you love these images?  I love using them on cards.

It is very overcast today so my picture has some shadows, I hope you can see it well enough.

See you soon!

Supplies Used: TH Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Purple Onion Stamps by Stacy Yakula: 2 Forests, Sign, Silver and Winterberry.  Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders, Marvy Snow Pen.


  1. Aww...What an adorable scene! :)

  2. What a fun card! I love all the layers and dimension.

  3. The shading on your card creates a very warm feeling - the sun is our shining! Charming card!

  4. Janet, your little snowman and his birdie-friend are cute.

  5. what a cute scene- love your puffy snow & sweet coloring! i love all of Stacey's stamps at purple onion- all of her critters are just adorable!

  6. love this card. I am using Stacey's stamps on my next one!


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