Sunday, November 7, 2010
I wanted to share this card with you. It is not a simple one - at least it wasn't the day I created it. One thing after another and the first one went into the garbage can after I was putting the finishing touches on it when my paint pen went "goosh" and left a huge splotch of gold paint on it. Grrrrrr! So aggravating. I tried to save it, but . . . nope, it was hopeless. Sniff sniff!
This is a sneak peek of a set being released Tuesday - called Bells on Bobtail by Mark's Finest Papers. I love the vintage look of it, don't you?
So, I created this one by using a light blue cardstock, stamping the tree (from A Walk in the Woods) over and over using two shades of green - Distress Ink in Forest Moss and Shabby Shutters. Wanting the winter look, I inked the same stamp with a versamarker here and there and since the stamps are clear, stamped again, trying to align the stamp. I then embossed with white embossing powder. I used the same tree stamp and the same method to create the snowy ground. I like the look it gives - not being a solid white mass. I heated that white powder again and added just a bit of iridescent ice ep to give it a little shimmer.
The sleigh image was stamped onto white card stock with Distress Vintage Photo ink and clear embossed before being colored with watercolor crayons and a wet brush. I then carefully cut out the image and added the snow to the bottom of the sleigh. I also added the red holly berries to the garland around the horse's neck with red stickles. The sentiment is stamped with the Forest Moss ink and punched out, then a marker used to color the edges. I added the green gingham bow and mounted the scene onto the Always Artichoke card stock. I'm happy with the results. What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by!