Saturday, November 2, 2019

Skates and Cocoa #4

Once again I have chosen hot cocoa to go with some ice skates to create a holiday/winter card for the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop. I hope you like my design which I admit I am pretty proud of so here with no further ado is my card.


I took a navy/white duplex card stock for my card base. Then I added some die cut squares of beautiful snowflake pattern paper. At the top I added my cup and my sentiment and on the bottom I added the ice skates design.

You would think this card would not take long to create but in fact it did take longer then I had figured. You see the ice skates are from a Stampendous Dreamweaver die called Ice Skates. I put the stencil and my card stock through my die cut machine and embossed the design. Then while the stencil was still in place I added color to the pair. What really took the time was that I went and fussy cut the whole design out and then placed it on my card. But I love it! This will not be a card I will do often because of the time factor involved. But I am glad at least I tried it this way.

Supplies used:
Stampendous Dreamweaver Ice Skates metal stencil
Gina K. Designs pattern paper, dies and inks
Stamplorations Snow Cozy stamp set
Crafters Companion Dotted Glue Runner

Oh, you know I am having fun again with the hop. I hope you can join in too. The information is in the logo along the side of my blog.

Take care everyone and have a great weekend.

God bless,
Verna

27 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Brings back memories of ice skating on the creek - hot cocoa would certainly be welcome on a cold day like that! Lovely card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cool card, Verna! Love the skates, the cocoa, and the gorgeous paper! Awesome work with those skates, I love all the detail!

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card!
Hello from Coffee lovers hop!

Carol L said...

This is gorgeous! I love that dsp with the skates! Nice work!

Laurie Unger said...

Lovely card! I haven't ice skated in more years than I can count. But what fun we used to have.

Billie A said...

Cute card.

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE how you have used those skates and that fabulous patterned paper. Great design here, really sweet card.

Rosy Newlun said...

I love this pair of ice skates. I can imagine how hard it was to cut these out, especially inside the blades. But you did a fantastic job with this card, Verna. It's beautiful!

Lisa said...

So beautiful!! Love that paper ... these colors are so striking!

Dandi93 said...

Wonderful card Verna and great design. I have some great memories of skating when I was young... including the cocoa. We had the best pond behind the house...

New Creations said...

Fantastic and great design!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous work on the skates, Verna. Definitely worth the work.

Brenda in IN said...

My goodness you are way ahead of me with these great cards. I love this one and it was worth the time because it is gorgeous. I love those ice skates and that paper is lovely. Thanks for reminding me that we can put those Dreamweaver dies through the die cutting machine. I have a lot of them that I don't use anymore.

Mac Mable said...

Always good to try something new and what a stunning card. The colour combination is striking and love the skates with the hot cocoa mug. Great design Verna x Card #3 is super adorable and what a perfect image for the challenge Hop x.

StampingbugKerry said...

Cocoa and Ice skates! Perfect! The time you spent creating this beauty was well worth it! Bravo! Thanks for hopping with us!!

Suzanne H said...

Such a sweet skating card. Sometimes what looks simple is really time consuming. You have every right to be proud of this card.

Dawn S. said...

What a lovely card! I love the patterned paper and you did a great job cutting out the skates.

Shelly said...

This is so pretty!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like your creation since I like to ice skate and like hot choc. When I moved to Central TX my hubby and I took basic ice skating lessons at mall skating rink. I enjoyed so much that I signed up & took hssxt class Jumps & Spins. TY for visiting my blog & commenting.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

wannabcre8tive said...

I love this pretty card. A great design and images.

Leslie Miller said...

I love hot cocoa, and skating weather is perfect for it! Not that we ever get skating weather here... I know you're having fun with this challenge and I'm having fun looking! I sure understand about how long it can take to make a card. I seem to have a knack for making it take forever. This turned out amazing, Verna!

TK said...

Nice card, Verna! Would like to follow this blog hop as well but have never found a link! Glad you were successful!

Lisa Babitz said...

The extra time it took to create this card was well worth it; it came out great! I love the embossed detail on the skates, and you colored (and cut) them beautifully.

mamawcindy said...

The card is absolutely stunning! Love the icy blues!

Jeanne H said...

What a wonderful card - the one with the ice skates really stand out with the colors you chose. I just love it. Can never go wrong with navy and white.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

The texture on the skates is wonderful. I know many of my cards take way longer than they look.

Vivian Foo said...

This is so beautifully created. Love the skates too.

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