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!