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Saturday, 18 March 2017

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields…



It’s pouring here so I’m taking the opportunity to catch up on my Christmas cards and this one features a lovely retired stamp from Stampin’ Up! called Scenic Scene.


My card follows the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, which I rotated to fit my stamp.  Over at Season’s Greetings they are looking for embossing so I took that cue to add in some of my background design elements, namely the two banners.  I stamped them using Tim’s Linen stamp from the Mesh & Linen set and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder to give some texture.

The main stamp was done the same way, stamped then doused in clear embossing powder.  This technique dulled the Encore! gold ink a lot, which I actually quite like with the muted greens I used.  But, as the current challenge at Daring Cardmakers calls for green with a glimmer of gold I thought I’d add another mat behind the main image in gold cardstock (which, of course, doesnt show up very well at all in the photo!).  I decided to add in the blue sky to help the image really pop and then added a dusting of ‘snow’ with some chunky white Fran-tage.

Have to say I am really chuffed with how this card turned out.  Glad I did add in the sky, love the pop of blue.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Pacific Point & Tempting Turquoise
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Embossing & Forest Moss
Tsukineko Encore! Ultimate Metallic ~ Gold
Papers
Core’dinations Kraft Core Tim Holtz Collection Metallics ~ Gold
Curious Metallics Iridescent Cardstock ~ Cryogen White
Tim Holtz Paperie Stash ~ Tidings
Stamps
Stampin’ Up! ~ Scenic Scene (retired)
Challenges

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6 comments:

  1. Oh I love your layout and colourful scene. That snow falling on the trees looks so real. Thanks so much for playing with us at Season's Greetings. Isn't it nice to get a few Christmas cards done early especially on a wet day! Hope to see more of your lovely work again Emily.

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  2. Wow fabulous embossing card, love the scene created and glad you had lots of fun creating it too. It's great to have you join us at Season's Greetings, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

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  3. Great idea to use our challenge for Christmas and to get ahead with your cards. Love the layout and wintery scene. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

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  4. Oh this is just gorgeous! What a beautiful scene you've created - so detailed and very Christmasy. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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  5. The blue does set the greenery off nicely - great card! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

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  6. Very elegant! The layout gives a lot of interest and the blue and white snowstorm works great with your landscape.

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Thanks so much for your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your thoughts (c: