Welcome back, a new year, a new challenge! The first challenge of 2021 for Retro Rubber is:
Six years ago, and four years ago we had record snow falls in our part of the country. This year . . . not so much. But it's still fun to celebrate snowflakes and all!
I choose to make a birthday card for a nephew with a January birthday. Maybe a little too cutesy, but it fits the theme.
- The images are from Winter Warmers by Hunky Dory sent out in November 2017 Creative Stamping magazine from the UK. The sweater (or jumper as they say in UK) is stamped first in Memento Nautical Blue. A mask is cut from a post-it note and covers the sweater. The bear is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The sentiment and stars are stamped in Memento Nautical Blue. The center panel is 3 5/8" x 5", just because I trimmed it after I stamped it!
- I will admit I am not an expert at coloring with alcohol ink pens, but I've practice a little on this image. Chameleon CG5 Cool Grey, PK3 Bubble Gum, and BL4 Corn Flower Blue are used to decorate the bear and his sweater. I am pretty pleased with my results!
- Scrounging through my wintry papers I found some scraps. The background is Provo Craft (4 3/4" x 6 1/4"), the white snowflake is unknown (3 3/4" x 4 3/4"), and the strip is SandyLion Let it Snow (2 1/2" x 5").
- All the layers are adhered together and now it is ready to be sent off! (I've made a resolution to get birthday cards out on time this year!)