Sunday, 15 May 2016
Christmas Card Club - Snowy Trees
It really does seem odd that I'm posting a Christmas card today when the sky is beautifully blue, the birds are singing and the spring flowers are bobbing gently in the breeze. It's also my 50th birthday and so it's been a slow relaxing start. However it is Christmas card challenge and the theme of Snowy Trees was set by Christine who is also my teamie over at MAWTT.
I've case'd a card today from Tamara Bertram, but added a couple of my own touches including some of the new Stampin' Up! copper embossing powder which is just divine. I absolutely love it and you can see from my previous Stampin' Sneak Peek post that it is going to feature in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue more than once.
I've also used the large pine tree from Lovely as a Tree stamp set, the timeless classic set that so many of you adore, along with splatters from Timeless Textures. I made a mask using a piece of copier paper and cut a rectangle from the centre using my Stampin' Trimmer. Sponges work really well to add colour in gentle layers to build up a background in tip top taupe and the spatters and other texturing stamping was added in sahara sand ink. I love the that the sentiment says 'Happy' and doesn't it look great in copper. It's a stamp from Oh What Fun which has carried over from the last AW catalogue.
You might have also noticed the gorgeous shade of blue card and ink. It's called Dapper Denim and is one of the new 5 in colours arriving soon. It's going to be great for masculine cards.
Wishing you a happy Sunday and week ahead and please wear a smile for the week to help me celebrate my half century.
More soon. Zx