Friday, 25 February 2011

Snow Scene - Week 8 Christmas Card

Good Evening Everyone,

Miraculously, I have managed to complete this week's Christmas Card. I've tried something new again this week - well, new for me :) I've used a scalloped circle of white cardstock and made a little wintry scene beginning by sponging the sky area with grey distress ink, then spritzing with water to get the mottled look to suggest it's snowing. I've watched demonstrations of this technique but it still amazed me that it worked!

I stamped the cottage in another grey ink then gave it and the area in front the fluffy stuff and iridescent glitter treatment to create the snowy scene. The trees are stamped in green, some of them got the ink, dab and stamp treatment to suggest the cottage is in a forest and then the trees were frosted with glitter.

I stamped two different sized snowflakes randomly over the turquoise base card, inside and out, together with the sentiment and greeting, in Versamark and then embossed these in white.  For the embellishments I used a strip of leftover white card embossed in the Cuttlebug, some pretty ribbon and a gorgeous silvery snowflake, dressed up with an aqua gem.

Materials used:
  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up in Baja Breeze for the card base; white card from stash for embossed strip and scalloped circle
  • Stamps: Clarity Stamps, Cottage in the Forest; Anita's Magical Christmas, snowflakes, sentiment and greeting
  • Ink Pads: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Weathered Wood; VersaMark; Versafine, Olympia Green; Memento, London Fog
  • Embossing: Cuttlebug Ice Crystals folder; Docrafts Papermania Embossing Powder, Seafoam White
  • Embellishments: Anna Griffin Carolina Collection, turquoise ribbon; GSC Imports, Metal embellishment
I'd like to submit this card to the following challenges:

Snoflakes Christmas Card Challenge, Docrafts - Week 8
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Card - theme for this week is 'the white stuff'

It's not been a productive week for me, my mojo has deserted me for a while, but hopefully next week will be better. I'm attending a workshop on pain management on Monday which should give me pointers on how to deal with the bouts of pain that have been bothering me recently. I'll let you know how I get on and maybe my mojo will make a welcome return : )

Hope you have all had a great week and that your weekend is going to be fabulous.

Bye for now


  1. Awww Elizabeth I hope the pain management session will be helpful - I sympathise with you as I have a lot of back pain. Thank you so much for joining in my CHNC challenge 8 with this gorgeous card - love the techniques you used for the snow scene - hope to see you again next week. x

  2. What a gorgeous card, it's just so creative! I love all the crafty touches. Hope your pain management workshop works for you. Have a lovely weekend Elizabeth, Hazel x

  3. A beautiful card :o)
    I hope that the pain management session will help you to cope. Hugs
    Jackie xx


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