Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps January Challenge

It is time to post my project for the January, From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge.  In order to enter the progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really awesome images.

Here are my card and details.  I hope I haven't forgotten anything important...

General Information:
  • The image this month worked perfectly with several of the elements from the Winter Arabesque kit from Imagine That!  Digis by Kris.  I just love this new kit of Kris'.  Don't forget that each of the ten sections from this particular kit are available for FREE.  Click HERE to find that original post now [but be sure to come back and finish this one ;) ].
  • Woop, woop!  I now have doubled my goal so far for January by adding another card to the pot to ensure that I don't go through the yearly Christmas Card Panic.
Christmas Cards to date for 2015:  4


Digital Image Details:
  • The image on the front, Little Snowman, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps. Click HERE or on the watermarks below to go to its location in the store. It was coloured in with Copic Markers.
  • If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image. Then you can enter the challenge and receive next month’s digi free. Alternatively, if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store this month, you'll receive the image for free.  To find the special code you need, be sure to check out the original post by clicking HERE.
Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This awesome sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I coloured it digitally and added a background so it would stand out better.  You can purchase it in the "Happy Holiday Season" Vintage Image Transfer and Word Art Set.  I've linked the watermark below to go to its location in the store.  For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for more awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

Digital Embellishments:
  • The glitter paper used on the front for the accent piece is from the Glitter Papers and Word Art set available for free during the the Imagine That! Digis by Kris' blog train going on from January 23rd to January 27th.  Link to my portion of the train can be found in the  'general information' section at the top of this post.  In that post you will find links to all the other sections of the train for a total of ten freebies.
  • The bow is from the Brads 'n Bows section of the kit. 
  • The bunting is from the Bunting, Lace & Borders set.

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This awesome sentiment was also created by Paulette from Create with TLC. While I picked it up as a freebie a while back, you can purchase it in the Get Cozy, It's Snow Digi Set.  I've linked the watermark below to go to its location in the store.  

Paper Products:

  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products:
  • The sweater paper that I used on the front and inside is also from the Winter Arabesque kit.  This time I've used the Knit Sweater Papers section.
Digital Embellishments: 
  • Matting in behind image and sentiment are simple shapes, coloured to match the overall colour scheme.
Challenges I am hoping to enter:
Others I might get it into...

My final progressive card is done for the month.  Just a couple more projects and posts to go to fulfill DT duties.  Once again I appreciate all of the condolences that people have left over the loss of my husband's mother.  It is still a bit rough around here but time helps to heal all wounds. 

Hopefully, I will be back on track soon.
Until next time,


2amscrapper said...

I did the blog hop and got so many great elements. You are introducing me to so many wonderful blogs and images!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Lisa

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card Lisa. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again. Anet DTx

Imke said...

Adorable Card, Lisa ! I like the knit Sweater Background paper, the banner, your coloring of Little Snowman - everything fits so nice together.

Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month January 2015 Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !!

Natalie said...

such a cute card. Well done, Lisa. :D
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

Edwina said...

So adorable! I love this snowman and the pairing of it with the WA papers goes great together. You make the cutest cards. Thanks for sharing this little snowman card with us. Edwina Brown

Donna Ellis said...

wowow! what a fantastic card, Lisa! and I love those knit papers! Great card design! hugs, de

Sandy said...

Wonderful Christmas card, fab inside and out. Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas Challenges this week and hope to see you again soon.

Kristine said...

DOH! goodness Lisa, this is adorable!! And you're right, that knit sweater paper is PERFECT with this cutie snowman. And I'm loving your big Sentiment on this inside as well. Tooo cute. *Ü* Thanks for sharing! xx

Helen said...

A really cute card, Lisa - that sweater paper looks so effective.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x