Monday, 13 October 2014

The Pink Wind Howls

Salutations, crafty traveller. Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall this fine day. The Lady Commander of Copics and I have just returned from a quick trip up to the northern region of Cotton Candy Fields. This time of year, the pink fields are covered in a soft blanket of sparkling snow and the snowfolk have already started to appear. Braving the bitterly cold winds, we collected some samples of the pink tinged snow to take back to the Guild Hall and use in some new ice elemental spells we were developing. 

This is the third card in my Lawn Fawn postcard Christmas card set. You can espy the first two here and here. As with the previous two I started by stamping the postcard using the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set. The snowmen and their clothing, from the Lawn Fawn “Making Frosty Friends” set, was stamped onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush of +70 wetness, keeping the colours similar to the postage stamp sticker. I then die cut the snowmen and their accessories out before adhering them together. The sentiment, which fits perfectly on the lines of the postcard, was stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Winter Fox” set. I added a postmark using the Kaisercraft "Twig & Berry Postmarks" set. Some sparkly twine and a blingy snowflake finished the front off.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using The Greeting Farm’s “Sparkling Season” set, keeping with the snowy theme and earning +402 chilly XP points.

The outside was stamped with the postage line things (I'm really not sure what they're called) from the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set and again with the “Twig & Berry Postmarks” set.

This card will keep it cool in the following challenges:

Our short jaunt to the frigid snow covered Cotton Candy Fields in the north also served as a bitter reminder that winter was indeed coming. As such, the Lady Commander and I put aside our spell creation project and spent the remainder of the day preparing the Guild Hall grounds for the harsh winter ahead.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

15 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Those snow people look so dapper in pink ... love the tiny candy canes ... so very glad you went PINK for a Cause with us at Jingle Belles.

Diane said...

How nice! Like that size card too.

linda said...

this is so sweet! i love the postcard and the adorable snowmen. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
linda

brenda said...

Pretty Christmas card and matching evelope.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely card, cute images and beautiful colouring.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more.
Remember to enter our candy giweaway here.
Greetings;-))m

Tracey Fehr said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile it On!
Tracey, DT

Tracy Penney said...

Adorable card. I really like the post card image. Thanks for playing along with our Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Crystal. The image is adorable and I love the softness of the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Lozzy T said...

What a sweet Christmas Card and love the colours you have use..Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles and hoping you would like to join us again next time. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT

lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness, that snow couple is utterly adorable and you've made a GORGEOUS card for them to be the stars of! thanks for "thinking pink" with us at JINGLE BELLES for an awesome cause! ♥

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful, I love the cute image and the pretty snowflake background. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is soooo fun!!! Love the long shape for it! Just fabulous!

Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Annette Reed said...

What a great card and envelope! This looks like a great stamp set to own. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for October and my Patterned Paper October challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

Beautiful project.

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

Helen x

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