Thank you for stopping by today – I hope you’ve all been enjoying some gorgeous weather – and here I am about to make you think of cold and snow! I’ve been mixing up stamps from Sam’s new Christmas sets again today, so I’ll list where they all come from at the end of this post.
I am loving playing with theses stamps and am so pleased you liked my little trio of CAS cards using the wreath last week; such a versatile stamp..keep watching as I will be posting a wedding card in a few weeks time. Today’s card in contrast took ages to make and having spent all that time, it was impossible to photograph to best effect as I used acetate and it’s a shaker card!
My first idea was to have the blue theme running through the design. I started off by making the background using Chipped Sapphire Distress ink, post it notes and copy paper…for those of you who may not have tried this technique, all you do to create the moon is cut a circle shape using a punch or die, to the size needed for your project. I used a post-it note so that it sticks to the card and can easily be removed. Simply ink around the circle. I used a brush, but use whatever you prefer when working with distress inks.
Work around the circle to the depth of colour required and then remove it to reveal your moon. The mountains were created in exactly the same way: I tore a piece of copy paper to the shape of hills and inked around them.
I then used the little star stamp very faintly (you can’t see it in the photo) around the moon. To create the forest I stamped the tree several times, inking, stamping and then stamping again before re-inking to give depth. At the same time I stamped several more trees, which I cut out, glittered and put aside. I used Versafine ink in ‘Deep Lagoon’ for all the detail stamping on this card.
To create the shaker part of the card, I die cut a square with an aperture. I then adhered the square to the acetate with 3d foam strips. The background scene was then adhered to the acetate, using extra strong double-side tape, but at this time I left the top unsealed. For the ‘snow storm’ I used Cosmic Shimmer ‘Iced Snow’ glitter jewels, which I poured in through the top before sealing. They are just the right size for using in a shaker.
The card itself is 7×7 and is matted and layered using blue card and mirri card.
Next I stamped the Partridge…I love this little fellow and have been stamping and colouring him quite a bit since starting to use these stamps, but for this card he really needed to be shades of blue! After stamping him I used a water brush and Chipped Sapphire ink to give him a colour wash and added some Cosmic Twinkles glitter on his wings and breast before attaching him to the front of the card. I also attached the little group of trees that I’d cut out.
To finish, I used the ‘Winter Wishes‘ stamp, with some ribbon and twine. I also added a little snowflake embellishment: this started off as a tarnished gold metal, I rubbed it over embossing ink and then dipped it in glittery white embossing powder before heat drying, love the frosty effect I was left with!
Now you will know by now that I love to decorate the inside…
I repeated the forest scene from the front of the card and die cut using Spellbinders Labels 17. I also die-cut a second time on blue card to frame the image, stamped ‘ Season’s Greetings’ and added a layer of Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels, iced snow for the snowy ground and on the trees.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will leave a comment as I love to pop back to read them…have a good week everyone and don’t forget to check out these lovely stamps in Sam’s shop and pop back the rest of the week for more inspiration.
Here are the stamps I used on this card:
Patridge and Winter Wishes from Partridge in a Pear Tree
Seasons Greetings from Festive Wreath
Trees and stars from Christmas Tree
Thank You and see you next week!