May 14, 2024

Stay Crafty May 2024 Challenge Reminder - Tea for Two

Hello everyone.  I have another card inspiration for the “TEA FOR TWO (two of something)” May Stay Crafty challenge over on the Hero Arts (HA) blog.

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HA products used:
▪️Peeking Snowman die 
▪️ Winter Foliage stamp & cuts XL 

Continuing with my goal to make at least one Christmas card a month, I used the Peeking Snowman dies to create a fun selfie card as the snowman trio (seen herebecomes a duo for this challenge. 😂*lol*.  There are other twos on this card besides the obvious two snowman.  Can you spot them?

The snowman and hat were die cut twice from X-Press It paper and colour with Copic Sketch markers.For the reverse image of the snowman on the right, colouring was done on the backside.  Both hats were coloured from the front.  Partial die cutting with an oval infinity die was used to alter/shorten the hats. 

Copic markers used:
reds - R05/27/46/39  
turquoise - BG00/02/05/07/09 
cheeks - R81
noses - YR02/07, E08 
whites/shading - C00/0/1/2/3 

Found a white rectangle scrap in my stash and die cut an opening with a square die to create the photo frame.  Stamped the sentiment in black, then adhered the snowmen behind it.  Cut off the overhangs with scissors.  For a fun non-traditional colour palette, the background was ombré ink blended with two pink dye inks and splattered with diluted white gouache paint for snow.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added two white hollies to finish. 

There are two HA $50 gift cards to their online shop awarded per challenge.  To qualify, use at least one HA brand product on your project and link it up on the HA blog HERE.  If posting on Instagram, make sure to tag @ablognamedhero and include hashtags #heroarts and #staycraftychalleng.  Challenge closes at 5:00 pm PT on June 2, 2024… so there is still plenty of time to enter.  Thank you for stopping by.  



Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I spotted the two hollies in the corners :D The snowman are stunning, so beautiful and they seem a stamp, not a die- and not ONE die only!! So clever shorting the hats with an oval die! You are the queen o stretching your dies and your talent always shine!! Amazing colouring of course! :D
I haven’t even prepared a Christmas card this year, I'm sure I’ll come unprepared...

Lisa Elton said...

Aww, this just makes me smile, they're so cute!

Christine Alexander said...

your Snowmen are adorable, what a great idea having them in a selfie ♥

Dotty Jo said...

Totally gorgeous! Jo x

Helen said...

Trina, this card is delightful! I've added these snowman dies to my wish list as they are currently out of stock. tfs

Julia Aston said...

Goodness Trina - your awesome Copic coloring and fun arrangement of your peeking snowmen make this such a beautiful design! and I love the pink snowy background too! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational: Seasonal! Julia xx

Susan said...

Adorable snowmen, great colour combination - love that you used some red but otherwise stuck with your love of non-traditional Christmas colours.

Bonnie said...

What a fun pair with their bright hats and scarves, Trina! Perfect splatters for the background!

SmilynStef said...

Your alteration of your trio to a duo is brilliant ... so very glad you joined our Cardstock Christmas at Jingle Belles.

Marlena M. said...

Pure perfection; I love this Christmas duo! Thank you for sharing with us at INkspirational~

Diane said...

Fabulous created card with your awesome snowmen!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}

Papercraft Boutique said...

How clever you are to re-arrange a trio of snowmen into this cute duo in a fun selfie, Trina!
Your coloring and ink-blending are beautiful and seamless, as always!
Hideko xx

lauren bergold said...

What a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card on every imaginable lever and as usual I am awe-struck by your mad coloring skillz! So pleased you could join our Cardstock Christmas fun at Jingle Belles!

cm said...

Trina, your sweet snowpeople selfies card is a Top Pick over at Inkspirational! Thank you so much for joining and supporting us! Our current challenge is the Spotlight Technique; would love if you have a chance to play along!