Brrr, it feels like winter out there! My darling husband is out there hanging up Christmas lights, the tree is going up tomorrow (or tonight!) and I've been making Christmas cards. I think it's safe to say, we're in Christmas mode over here, lol.
I couldn't believe how many houses were all decked out before Halloween even! I say honour the War Veterans first and than move on to our next holiday. Although if I was an American I don't know if I would be able to wait for Thanksgiving Day before moving on to Christmas! How do you wait that long, ack!
Today's card is using a mixture of Stampin' Up! and Stampendous. The house nestled in the trees is so similar to what we used to sell, HOW did I not buy that stamp! Seriously, I so regret not getting it. But this set is so similar you could easily use whichever one you have.
I brayered the sky in Baja Breeze, then I tore a piece of scrap paper and lined it up for the horizon. Using a sponge, I added So Saffron to the horizon. While the mask was still in place I stamped the trees from Plant Hope, making sure that only a portion of the stamp actually made it onto to scene. I removed the mask and stamped the house. Using my blender pen I coloured in the trees and home. For the snow I added some Dazzling Diamonds, although I think I'll go over it again with Crystal Effects to get a puffier snow. You can barely see it in the photo but I used that same mask to lightly sponge some Baja Breeze in the snow for snow drifts.
Stamps: Plant Hope, Snowy Retreat (Stampendous)
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Black, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Copic browns (for the house)
Other: Dazzling Diamonds
Inspiration: Barbara Anders
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