Friday, December 25, 2020

My Favourite Holiday Stamp - PCC #405 and 406

This week the challenge at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge are two challenges combined into one - a sketch challenge and a theme challenge.

This two part challenge involves using my favourite Holiday stamp set to complete the sketch challenge.

I have so many Holiday favourite stamp sets that it was hard to narrow it down to just one.  So I decided to use “In the Pines “ with some elements from “Snow Front”.

Using the new blender brushes (available in January in the new Mini catalogue) I used various shades of blue to create the wintery sky.
The trees from the "In the Pines" stamp set were stamped with Mossy Meadow ink, some using  2 step stamping, and some with second generation stamping.  Some Basic Gray ink was sponged under the trees to ground the trees and provide some depth to the landscape. I also lightly brushed the remainder of the image piece with Balmy Blue ink, creating darker areas for snow banks.

The two little deer from "Snow Front" gave some life to the landscrape.  And of course, no winter scene is complete without glitter and snow.  This was added by heat setting Liquid Applique and Dazzling Diamonds.

The wintery scene was matted with Mossy Meadow card stock and adhered to the left to a panel of Blue/Gold plaid DSP which was adhered  to a piece of Whisper White card stock embossed with the Snow Time embossing folder. All were added to a Night of Navy card stock base.

The sentiment, stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, was punched with the 1 1/2" circle punch.  Before adhering it to the image piece with dimensionals, I added 2 Whisper White die cut trees (top half only) to the back, and stamped some  tree images below the sentiment.

A double gold trim bow was added just below the sentiment.

To finish the card front, I added 3 die cut snowflakes to the upper left.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  In the Pines, Snow Front
Inks Sky:  Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Night of Navy; Trees and Sentiment: Mossy Meadow, Basic Gray; Deer: Early Espresso
Papers:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Plaid DSP (retired), Dazzling Diamonds card stock
Accessories:  So Many Snowflakes Dies, 1 1/2" circle punch, In the Pines dies, Liquid Applique (non SU), Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals.White gel pen (snow in sky), Snow Wonder Embossing folder

1 comment:

Jan Musselman said...

Gorgeous card, Maria! The blender brushes are awesome! Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!