My stamp group had a Pine challenge for our Christmas cards this month and since I had finished all my cards for September I could play along.
First I went with a new ornament I had bought. I cut the ornament out and then wasn't sure what to put behind it, I had cut it out of silver and thought a blue would look nice behind but wanted to have yellow around the star area, so I found a background in my stash I had done earlier that had blues and yellows on it and it worked, I just cut around the ornament and then I went searching for paper, I found this one that I thought could look like wall paper. I showed my hubby and he said oh that ornament clashes it needs to be gold, it will go with your paper better, so off I went and cut again in gold and he was right, so I just layered it on top of the silver I had there. I also cut the bow again out of the yellow I had left from doing the ornament, although it is hard to see with the pine branches.
Impression Obsession - Pine branch die
DieVersion - Starry Nativity ornament die
Distress oxides for ornament background
Anna Griffin - Christmas paper, shaded with Antique linen distress ink
Second I tried a one layer card using watercolor card I had from a Spectrum noir purchase and this card is so thin that it warped terribly, so bad in face that I cut it off the card and tried to add it to a firmer card base and it still was curling, even with a full taping on the back.
I colored the trees using my Spectrum Aqua markers directly onto the stamp then spritzed with water and stamped them onto the card, then did a second stamping for the trees in the background. The deer were cut from wood grain paper, I liked the texture it gave to them. You can't see it but I added sparkle pen to the background in blue and some stickles on the trees.
Rubber Stampede - Pine Tree, colored directly to stamp with Aqua markers
Impression Obsession - Small deer die
Spectrum sparkle marker - moonstone for background
Stickles - diamond on trees
Lastly I went with my trusted Graphic 45 pad and used their image and papers and added a sentiment that I die cut twice. Stickles added to the candles on the trees and some gems to go with the sentiment.
Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium paper and image
Spellbinders - Holiday sentiments die cut twice
Stickles - Diamond on candles in tree
Ki - black gems
Pretty excited I managed 3 more cards, I can't remember how many that gives me know but I can say I am much farther along than I have been in any other year :)
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