Saturday, January 2, 2016

View Through a Barn Window - Hand Stamped Sentiment #228

I'm rather glad the Holidays are over.  There's nothing like normalcy to make one feel "normal"  Yesterday the Christmas decorations went down and stored away for another year.  The house feels strangely colourless because I miss the reds, greens and golds associated with the Season.  This too will pass.
Today it was cleaning up day because taking down Christmas decorations is extremely messy.
I could hardly wait to get to the craft room.

This is the card I made for the Inspirational Challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiment 

  • I used the stamp set "White Christmas" to create the scene behind the window.  The trees were stamped a number of times, and cardinals placed randomly.  Marina Mist and Night of Navy were washed onto the background between the trees.  Whisper White reinker and a small brush were used to paint the birch trees white while a black pen with a tiny nib was used to make the markings on the trees. Some dazzling diamonds were added to the trees create a really snowy scene.  Dazzling diamonds were also added to the ground at the base of the trees.
  • On a separate piece of Whisper White, the image of the deer was stamped.  It was coloured using ink pads and a blender pen.  After cutting it out, it was added to the scene using dimensionals.

  • The window was die cut using the "Windows framelit" and Crumb Cake cardstock.  The edges of the window and sill were sponged with chocolate chip ink. It was then adhered to the scene.
  • The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was stamped on crumb cake and punched with the Word Window punch.  It was adhered to the window sill.
  • Some icicles were made using crystal effects and dazzling diamonds.  When this was dry, the icicles was adhered to the window top and sill using crystal effects.

The base card is Early Espresso, layered with Crumb Cake.  The next layer is Color Me Irresitibly in a wood grain pattern.  Chocolate chip ink was used to color this DSP, and then it was cut into 3/4" pieces.  These were attached to the Crumb Cake layer vertically, and the last piece horizontally.

The window was adhered to the card front using dimensionals.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: White Christmas
Inks: Black Memento, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White reinker, Real Red marker, Chocolate chip, Markers(crumb cake, chocolate chip, early espresso)
Papers: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Color Me Irrisitably DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Windows framelit, Word Window punch, Dazzling diamonds, Aqua painter, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

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