Hi Folks, I've got a few cards from Catherine Pooler's latest Holiday Wrap-Up collection! This card features a pair of cozy winter mittens (look how the string coils up into an adorable heart shape, seriously clever) on a background panel of silver embossed snow flakes. These are all from the Holiday Mittens set, if you don't want to buy the full collection.
Not sure if you noticed ... the mittens are felt, which is why they're cozy! The Holiday Mittens die set comes with two different sizes of cuffs to add to the ends. This comes in handy when using the thick felt, as you get a ton of extra dimension. I was also surprised how well the die cut the thin string out of felt. I added some love to the mittens with a heart shape from the new Still Smiling set and colored it in with a copic marker. I was not surprised how well the new Catherine Pooler inks worked on felt, such a crisp image!
Here are all the sets you get in the Holiday Wrap-Up collection.
This card uses the sweater border stamp to make another cozy card. I used several of the new ink pads that will be coming out in January to make it seem like a colorful sweater. Here I used warm reds and oranges to add to the cozy feeling, but you could alternate holiday colors, go monochromatic, make thick stripes by stamping the border twice in each color, endless possibilities.
The sentiment is the Sending Blessings single stamp. I wanted to add the word "warm" to the sentiment, where "sweet" is now, but the version of "warm" in this set was a little too large. When you're doing your own sentiment, don't forget you can usually add to it and come away with a custom sentiment. The thick embroidery floss is tied around the sentiment, to enhance the cozy sweater feel.
If you need any gifts for the paper crafters in your life, feel free to check out Catherine Pooler's gifts section that would be shipped in time for Christmas if you order before December 19th!
Tomorrow I'll be back with another set of cards from the Holiday Wrap-Up collection.
Thanks for looking!