Happy Howlidays

 I am howling over at Scrap'n Stamp Canada today with this card. I just love the stamp sets that I used on this card today, being My Favorite Things Deck the Howls and Trio of Trees.
I don't often use designer paper, yet I love these paper pads. This pad is a particularily fun one, with happy traditional and non traditional Christmas papers, even one with pink snow! But for this card I opted for a more traditional paper as I knew I wanted to pick up the other colours with my trees and dog. I happened to have the snow drifts already made and sitting on my desk when I started this card, so I included them in my design, cutting them along with the designer paper with my Wonky Stitch Rectangle. A task my Gemini has no problem doing. 

Using my Clarity Brushes I brushed on the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink lightly to the snow banks.  I mention these brushes as I note similar brushes in the store put out by Nuvo, which makes great products. I have linked to these brushes below. They are fabulous for stenciling and adding soft inking to cards. I have a few sets as I wanted a brush for each colour. 
In my Misti I stamped all of the images and cut as I wasn't sure what ones I would use. I stamped the dogs using Ranger Archival Ink in Sepia, along with the branch trees. The other trees I did using Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Broken China. To paint the animals I laid down the colours of distress ink on my work surface and picked up the paint with my paintbrush to watercolour. 
 Once all was dried I arranged the pieces on my card then attached with glue or foam squares. I then added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Autumn Red and Oyster Grey. I painted lightly Tumbled Glass across the bottom, then painted over it with the white Pearl Colors. 
To finish I stamped my sentiment on the front using Memento Ink, then I moved to the inside of my card. Using the same Wonky Rectangles I cut the designer paper and a piece of cardstock for my sentiment. I used another of the dog images and a tree, and stamped the sentiment with the Memento Ink. I also added the Nuvo Crystals to the tree, and the dog is attached with foam squares.

I hope you have enjoyed this card today, and wish to thank you for dropping by. I have provided links to the products I have used at no cost to you, with both Canada then USA links.
  Canadian Scrap'n Stamp

USA Sites


  1. Kia, your cards are so adorable with the gorgeous die cut images! Love the colors and the gorgeous designer papers! It's good to see CC in the window! So lovely!

  2. How adorable! You used the designer paper so well, Kia! Love all the details of the snow bank and the bone-shape gifts placed here and there!
    Hideko xx


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