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Hello! It's FREEZING on Long Island! We just had a "bombocyclone" which is a ton of frigid winds, lots of snow, and an insanely low pressure system. Needless to say, even though Winter just started, I am more than ready to bid it adieu already. To keep my mind off things, I decided to make a card that features the adorable Acorn Baby Sprite from Aurora Wings.

I wanted to stay away from all things winter, and I had printed out this little Sprite some time ago. I colored him up with my Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush. Here's a close up.

After I fussy cut the Sprite, I decided I wanted to play with some dies, so I found an Oak Leaf die from Stampendous and cut 2 of them into my card base. I then stamped the coordinating Oak Leaf Stamp on the base with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. You'll see that better in the next photo.

After that, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to fit inside the base. I then applied Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, and Fired Brick to the white cardstock with my Distress Inkers where the cut out leaves are. After I was satisfied with the color saturation, I adhered the white cardstock to the back of the top of the card base. I contemplated adding some texture to the Distressed leaves, but I opted to leave them as they were. Looking at them on my computer now, I think they could use a little something. What do you think?

I used a simple sentiment from Honey Bee stamps "Smile" set. I stamped it on Sweet Potato cardstock with Rich Cocoa Memento ink. That does it for me today. I hope that wherever you are, you are warm and cozy. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

DonnaMundinger said…
Super sweet, Alison! Love your coloring of Acorn Baby Sprite and your fab design with the stamped and die cut leaves. Truly adorable! Stay warm, Chickie! xxD

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