So when I went to bed last night Hurricane Dorian was due to hit Nova Scotia as a Category 2 hurricane. This morning it’s back down to a very strong Category 1. Either way we are going to get battered by the wind and rain over the next 36 hours or so. Inevitably it’s made me think about the weather and I’ve decided rain is OK, snow is OK but wind? No thank you.
We’ve secured everything outside as much as we can and have our emergency bag ready. Houdini, our black cat, can complain all he likes but he’ll have to be a house cat for the weekend. I’ve a few more things to do inside the house and then it will just be a case of riding out the storm and dealing with any damage when it’s safe to do so.
Meanwhile here’s a much friendlier weather picture…
For this really simple card I started by creating a card base from Balmy Blue Card.
Then using Balmy Blue ink I stamped the snowflake image from the Snowman Season Stamp Set over a layer of Whisper White Card. In fact I really only created a wide border as the centre would be hidden by other layers. Once the background piece was done I fixed it to my card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next I look another layer of Whisper White Card and used scrap paper to mask off all but a 1″ strip along the top. Then I filled the visible strip of card with the snowflake images. This was the liner for my card, fixed into place with more liquid glue.
Finally using the same ink and snowflake stamp I stamped over the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope.
LET IT SNOW
With all those snowflakes done it was time to build my snowman focal point.
On a piece of Whisper White Card I first stamped the “Let it snow” sentiment using Smoky Slate ink. Then I stamped the snowball juggling snowman above the sentiment.
To add a little extra colour and interest to this piece I added a light touch of Balmy Blue pencil to the snowman and sentiment. Although it’s from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 pack, I didn’t add any water to the pencil shading but instead left it dry.
With the colouring complete I mounted the stamped piece to a layer of Balmy Blue Card with liquid glue. Then once I’d added the layers to the front of the card I was done.
See I told you it was a simple card. Blue and white, one of my favourite colour combinations too.
So that’s all for today. By this time tomorrow the worst of the storm should be over. See you then, hopefully…