Hi everyone, I’ve been cracking on with some Christmas cards, and reached for a new-to-me Lavinia row of Christmas trees, and new Card-io mini trees … here is the result.
I cut a 14cm square of stamping card and created my background by blending Distress Oxides through a square mask stencil and using a torn paper mask for the hills. I stamped my trees using different shades of Versafine Clair, highlighted them with my Sakura Stardust pen and applied some white Posca pen spatter to represent snow. Finally I stamped my sentiment, then matted the finished panel onto dusky blue glitter card.
I have to confess that this card was a classic example of not being able to leave a finished card alone and then regretting it later. Initially there was nothing in the corners of the inked square, and I thought it needed "more" ... so I got out my mini holly and berries and got stamping. But oh horror!! .. after I had stamped the holly I realised that my paper mask had moved, so the holly was floating in the middle of the sky rather than framing it nicely!! As the card was basically already complete, I just had to rescue it as best I could, but I do think the holly stamping looks a bit of a mess!
Here's an angled picture to show the sparkle.
Stamps: Lavinia Christmas Tree Group, Mini Holly, Mini berries; Card-io Mini Trees; Uniko Christmas Wishes;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch); Versafine Clair (Rainforest, Morning Mist, Twilight); Sakura Stardust pens (clear, rose); white Posca pen;
Tools: Press To Impress square mask.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Catz #612 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #161 - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #618 - Anything Christmas Goes with option Make Your Own Background
Double Trouble #124 - SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing - TOP 3
Festive Fridays - Christmas (2nd entry)
Hero Arts (October) - Merry Everything (2nd entry)
Merry Little Christmas #47 - Anything Christmas Goes
Simon Says (Monday) - Christmas - DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #127 - Anything Christmas Goes - TOP 5
Try It On Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine - END OF YEAR SPOTLIGHT 2022
Winter Wonderland - Let It Snow!
Take care and thanks for visiting.