First: Guess what?? My "official" blogaversary is coming up, but the date I really want to celebrate is just after the first of the year, which will mark the anniversary of when I really got my blog off the ground with my first set of stamps from Gina K Designs one year ago! To celebrate I will be having new samples from all my previously released sets from past guest designers and contest winners, and of course lots of free goodies and giveaways, sponsored by some of your favorite companies: Scor-Pal, My Favorite Things, Paper Temptress, and of course, Gina K Designs! So be sure to subscribe to my blog if you haven't already, the celebration is going to last for DAYS and you won't want to miss a single one!!
Now! I thought it would fun for a winter "Hand-in-Hand" card to have my hands and arms covered up in long sleeves and gloves (great for if you have no flesh tones LOL!) I am just lovin' all these "wintery" possibilities! :)
Hands were colored with my Copics from Box A, and outlined with C-3 (from the same box). I made a few little vertical lines down with my daker shade around the wrist like the stretchy cuff of a mitten The black sleeve I meant to look like my black turtle neck with a fitted sleeve. Then I stamped my front arm onto the back of a piece of Magnolia DP, and then cut out leaving room all the way around it to make my larger, baggier "jacket"sleeve. When I flipped it over, I ran my black marker along the edge to give it a "drawn" look and adhered it over the front arm. (I moved the sleeve away so you could see, but I outlined the paper piecing and hands with a c-3 marker after placing it on top) I also outlined the bottom and right side of the DP sleeve with my c-3 to give it a shadowed look to math my hands and give it more dimension.
Then I framed it up on a Real Red mat and embossed a rectangle border for that in my Gina K 120 lb card base using my Nestabilities. "Happy holidays" stamped below in Real Red is from "Seasonal Sayings". I am really loving that greeting set!! ( I sent this card to a friend who is a native Texan and moved to Iowa last year: baby, it's cold outside!! (I don't think she'll ever get used to it!) Anyway, looking at this card makes me feel chilly and toasty at the same time ("warm hands, warm hearts, " ...walkin' in a winter wonderland...") :)
Stay warm today!