I am still working on my Christmas cards and decided to play along with The Paper Players PP174 Evergreen Challenge along with the Stampin’Celebration SCIC73 Inspiration Challenge. I am having so much fun making the Christmas cards, hopefully I will take the time to mail them- lol!!
If you have not had a chance to visit either of these challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- again, great inspiration from the Design Teams and all of the other entries as well!
To save time, I used My Digital Studio (MDS)to create this card but you could use the regular stamps..it was easier for me to insert, print and create! Love MDS for cardmaking :-) !!
In MDS, open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the Christmas Lodge image and overlay the Evergreen tree a bit to the right of the lodge. Also insert the sentiment to be printed separate as well as the poinsettia image (again, I arrange randomly on the page leaving room for cutting out by hand, etc. and filling the page before I print on my printer).
Print out onto Whisper White cardstock and color the images using Stampin’ Write markers in Primrose Petals and Gumball Green.
Create a mask using a sticky note and mask the sky area- sponge a bit of Crumb Cake over the sky and the snowy banks in the front (a bit hard to see in the photo).
|Close-up to show the shadows and distressing :-)|
Add a few highlights using the Chalk Marker and Frost White Shimmer Paint (you cannot see the shimmer in the photo).
Use the Big Shot™ along with the retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (ink the smooth side of the embossing folder using the Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad direct to the folder) and emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Add this layer to a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock and mount onto the Basic Black card base.
Use the Hexagon Punch to add the banner points to the sentiment and sponge a bit of Crumb Cake Classic Ink to distress the sentiment. Adhere to a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock and add the banner points with the same punch.
|A view of the layers :-)|
Add a few Pearls to the sentiment corners to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Christmas Lodge, Bells and Boughs, Special Seasion- all MDS versions
Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Stampin’ Write markers- Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Chalk Marker
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Big Shot™, retired Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch, Distressing Tool, Sponge Daubers, Pearls
Thanks again for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday- God Bless!