Welcome to your first stop on the hop! We're so glad you are joining us!!
Since this is the first stop on our hop; you're definitely in the right place! But if you haven't read all the details about how to participate in this hop or checked out what great prizes will be given away; you might want to hop back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle home blog and read all the details first. If you're ready to hop on, grab nice cup of hot chocolate or perhaps some eggnog and nestle in for an enjoyable trip through our Winter Wonderland!
Today I have another great Michelle Perkett digital image for you! Meet Buddy the Christmas Pup! Isn't he adorable?! Buddy makes such a great holiday card, but would work just as well for a thinking of you or even a winter birthday card. He's just so cute and versatile in his cute little sweater!
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I decided on a holiday card. So for my card, I did Buddy up in some beautiful blues; taking my cue from the fun SNS saying Cool Yule from the Gothic Snow Set 347. I thought the saying felt very wintery & well.....blue lol.
Recently, I've really been into making a lot of my main images dimensional so I printed out Buddy three times. His sweater was colored and cut out separately. And even though I attached it right on top of him with Tearific tape; you still get some added dimension by placing it on top of him instead of just coloring it right on the main image. On the third image I printed, I colored and cut out Buddy's head and this time I did pop it up off the main image for lots of dimension! Then I fussy cut my whole Buddy image and layered it onto a Spellbinder Floral Motif circle. Again, I could have just cut out the Spellbinder circle with Buddy on it; but I thought it just gave the image more definition to cut him out first and then layer it onto the circle.
For extra holiday sparkle, the Cool Yule saying was embossed with the super sparkly Tinsel Embossing Powder onto beautiful SNS Adriatric Blue Color Coordinates cardstock. And our awesome new velvet glitters in Reflection (sparkling silver) were used to jazz up the snowflakes on his sweater!
The card was finished off with a pretty textile print background paper, a couple paper accent dots, and a beautiful white and silver bow to tie in all the sparkle. I wish you could see all the sparkle in person! Full instructions can be found in my section of the SNS Art Gallery Here.
One more quick project for you today. Don't forget all the simple pleasures - SNS glitters make the most beautiful glittered pine cones. So simple and so beautiful. Roll the pine cone in Brushable glue and then sprinkle on the glitter to resemble the beautiful look of snow tipped pine cones you'd find outside . I used a 50/50 mix of Sparkling Snow (extra sparkly,semi-transparent) and Bridal (opaque white) glitter on mine. They're perfect for ornaments, package decorations, or just home decor. Even the kids can help with this one - they're fun for everyone!
I really hope you enjoyed today's projects. Don't forget to leave a comment - I always love to hear what you think (and leaving comments also qualifies you for the prizes too!) Then hop on over to Shanna's blog to see what she has in store for you. Have a great time on the rest of your walk (hop) through our Winter Wonderland!! And Thanks again for stopping by!
Until next time,