Monday, November 28, 2011

Clean and Simple Winter "Wonderland"

Hi Stampers! 

Since I still had the stamp set,  Lovely As A Tree out from the previous project, I decided to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card for the Hand StampedSentiments HSSTC93 Winter Wonderland Theme Challenge (in fact, I was able to create two cards from one stamped image):-). 

Again, the Hand StampedSentiments Design Team has created so many different projects- if you have a minute, check them out!

To create these cards: 

Use the masking technique to create the night sky (I was inspired by the gorgeous night sky this evening) and mask off the moon and snow banks on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  

With a Sponge Dauber apply Basic Gray Classic Ink across the sky area ( hold the masks in place with the other hand while you sponge). 

Stamp the background tree image with Versamark™ ink onto the sponged background.   Apply Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool. 

Once the embossing powder has cooled, repeat the steps to emboss the large pine tree in the center (to hide an area that did not fully emboss from my first image- see now you know all of my secrets:-))  My finished piece at this point was 4” wide and since I had to stamp the large tree right in the middle of the image, I decided to cut down the scene to create two cards. 

The first card was created with the larger of the two sponged/embossed images.  Layer the image onto Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock,  spray with Frost White Shimmer Paint spray, adhere the black satin bow and mount onto the embossed panels of black and white to finish off the card. 

The second card utilizes a few cardstock scraps of Real Red and Basic Black, and embossing folder and Real Red Satin Ribbon. 

Not sure if I would fully describe these cards as “Winter Wonderlands” since they do not have a lot of glitter and glitz, but sometimes for me, the like the monochromatic look of black and white.

Stamp Sets:  Lovely As A Tree, Christmas Greetings

 Ink: Versamark™, Basic Gray

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Finial Press and Snow Burst Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Sponge Dauber, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Black Embossing Powder, 5/8” Black and Real Red Satin Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope all of you have a blessed week! If you have a moment, let me know which one your prefer...


Dawn Braun said...

Goodness, these are both STUNNING!! You always think of Christmas colors as red and green but wow on the black, makes everything look so royal, especially with those perfect little bow ties! :) Thanks for playing this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Anonymous said...

Simple but stunning cards. Great idea to use Lovely as a Tree for your stamp set and your color combos are so regal. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Patti said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Love the all black and white; non-traditional colors but elegant.

inkedx2 said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the way you used your scraps to add interest to the cards. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Heidi Baks said...

OMGosh, beautiful! Love the B&W one.

Kim P said...

Love how you used this classic stamp set! Very elegant!

Tuggy said...

Julie, this card is so beautiful. God has certainly blessed you with the gift of card making.

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