Saturday, October 18, 2014

Peace On Earth- Two Challenges in One!

Hi Stampers! 

I just love the Ornamental Pine stamp set in the Holiday Mini and decided to take some time to create a few cards and projects to show the versatility of this stamp set.

The first card I created uses a masked background for the Merry Monday #130 Silent Night Challenge as well as one of my Christmas cards for the CCC14 Splitcoaststampers 2014 Christmas Card Challenge.  

I hope you will have the time to check out both challenge sites- great designs and inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Use the 1 3/8” Circle Punch to punch out a circle from a piece of scrap paper and place the actual circle onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the moon.

Create a torn mask for the horizon line (to mimic the snowbanks).   Keep the circle mask over the moon area and using a Sponge Dauber, apply Pool Party Classic Ink, followed by Coastal Cabana Classic Ink and lastly by Pacific Point Classic Ink.

 Remove the mask for the moon and sponge a bit of the Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point Classic Inks onto the moon area.

Keep the mask in place for the snowbanks and stamp the tree line images from Lovely As A Tree using Pacific Point Classic Ink.

Remove all masks and place another for the snow banks in the center of the card and apply ink from the Sponge Daubers used on the sky area.

Ink the leaves on the Ornamental Pine branch stamp using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink and use a baby wipe to remove the ink from the branch area.   Use an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write marker to color the branch area and stamp onto the card front and repeat these steps to stamp the second branch.   

Stamp the sentiment using Pacific Point Classic Ink and trim the panel.  

Sponge additional Pacific Point Classic Ink around the edges and mount onto Coastal Cabana cardstock and again onto the Early Espresso card base.

Add the white highlights to the branches and snowflakes using the White Gel Pen.

Ink the pine cone image using Early Espresso Classic Ink (or the Stampin’ Write marker used for the branches) and stamp three pine cones onto Whisper White cardstock.  Carefully cut out each pine cone (“fussy-cut”) and mount onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the Rhinestones under the sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine, Lovely As A Tree, Greetings of the Season (retired)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Pacific Point, Pool Party; Stampin’ Write Marker- Early Espresso, White Gel Pen
 Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Early Espresso

Accessories: Sponge Daubers, scrap paper for masking, Rhinestones

Thanks again for stopping by- I had so much fun playing around with the Ornamental Pine stamp set and wiill share a few more cards during the next few days :-)  Have a great weekend!!


conil said...

Wow, incredibly beautiful. Amazing card.

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

This is just beautiful, it!

Bonnie said...

This is a piece of art, Julie! It needs to be sitting on an easel! Thanks for sharing all the details and joining us at Merry Monday!

KatheD said...

This is completely fabulous, Julie, and so thoughtful of you to include the instructions. I wish you could also transmit your talent through the interwebs because mine never turn out this well even with instructions ;)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Julie, you never cease to amaze me with your incredible talent! This is breath-takingly beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

Christine O'Malley said...

Very Well written. I enjoyed your post. I hope to give it a try.


LeAnne said...

Beautifully done, Julie! Very impressive scene, it actually looks 3D, I thought the pine cones were going to pop out at me!! Wonderful colors and very realistic! Thanks for participating in my Merry Monday challenge this week!

Romayne said...

Wow, wow, WOW- I'm not a stamper but heck, you'd inspire me to consider taking it up again!!

Just a glorious card for the best season of the year!!

Linda said...

This really caught my eye ..... what a fabulous piece of artwork. Love the colours and those pine cones look almost real! xx

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! This is beautiful. I agree that it needs to be sitting on an easel or framed. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

SueB said...

Absolutely stunning card!!

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

Gorgeous card, I just love it. Thanks so much for sharing your technique.

Ingrid said...

Absolutely Beautiful. Your shading and coloring is of course perfect, and this is a gorgeous Christmas card. :)

Ksenija Rizova said...

Julie, your card is very beautiful! The branch looks so real! Congrats on being voted!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Julie, this is absolutely THE most beautiful card I've seen using this new Ornamental Pine stamp set!! WOW! It's absolutely stunning, and (I agree) it's a real work of art!! Warm hugs, sweet friend!

BeckyTE said...

This is just fabulous, Julie. Thanks so much for your great detailed instructions.

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