Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying World Cardmaking Day! I'm back with another great blog hop featuring Winnie & Walter!
I was really excited to be asked to participate in the hop and have used the occasion to exponentially increase my very small stack of Christmas cards (people, Christmas is less than 90 days away!!!).
My goal with these cards was to stay pretty simple. Each of these could be relatively easily mass produced, and while I've added some dimension with foam tape, you could keep these nice and flat as well.
So, without further ado, here we go:
So easy. The Into the Woods mini scenery background paired with a Hero Arts ombre inkpad steals the show here, there really isn't much more you need to do. I used the Peace cutaway which was cut from some solid light gray patterned paper (yes, I know that is a bit of a contradiction) as well as some dark gray cardstock. They were adhered together and then popped up over the background.
Then I added a bit of twine for a pop of red, and ahdered the entire panel to the card base with foam adhesive.
Next some stencil fun.
I used the Triangled Creative Screenings to created the patterned paper. I used Evergreen Bough and Festive Berries Distress ink, first sponging the Evergreen Bough on and then turning the stencil 180 degrees and adding Festive Berries. Note, I did wipe the stencil off before starting the second color so I didn't get any residual color from the first inking. Also note, I could have lined these up so that the colors didn't touch, but I like the bit of dark you get on the edge where the colors overlap for this application.
The stag and the sentiment are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on some gold mirrorboard cardstock with Versafine and then set it with some clear embossing powder. A few sequins finished this one off.
Finally, the reason I picked that Winter Wonderland stamp set, the gorgeous tree ring stamp. I just love that image, there are so many possibilities, but again, I was trying to keep things simple here.
I stamped and embosssed the tree ring in Liquid Platinum on vellum and fussy cut it. I also stamped and fussy cut the evergreen sprig image.
I'm using the Peace cutaway again, this time in silver mirror board.
Then it was just a matter of placing the pieces on the mat. I used some of that red and white twine again for that zing of color. I also added a vellum mat to soften the transition between the patterned paper and card base.
OK, that's all for me today. I hope you're inspired to get working on your Christmas cards!
Now some blog hop details. Three random commenters will win a $25 gift certificate to the hop. You have October 7th to leave comments, and winners will be announced on the Winnie & Walter blog shortly thereafter.
Your next stop is Heather Hoffman, but the full blog hop list is below if you need it. Happy hopping!
Winnie & Walter http://www.blog.winniewalter.
Laura Bassen (https://laurafadora.
wordpress.com/2016/10/01/ winnie-walter-world- cardmaking-day-blog-hop)
Rubeena Naz (http://wp.me/p6oCKH-1lN)
Heather Hoffman (http://housesbuiltofcards.
Nina Marie Trapani (http://ninamariedesign.com/
Vanessa Menhorn (http://wingsofabutterfly-
vanessa.blogspot.com/2016/10/ winnie-walter-wcmd-blog-hop. html)
Kimberly Crawford (http://kimberly-crawford.
blogspot.com/2016/10/winnie- walter-world-card-making-day. html)
Heather Pulvirenti (https://heatherpulvirenti.
Lydia Evans (http://wp.me/p6Je3X-1y8)
Rebecca Luminarias (http://thurstonpost.blogspot.
Agniesszka Malyszek (http://justmadefrompaper.
blogspot.com/2016/10/winnie- walter-world-cardmaking-day- 2016.html)
Emily Leiphart (http://leiphartonart.
blogspot.com/2016/10/winnie- walter-world-cardmaking-day- blog.html)
Yoonsun Hur (http://wp.me/p2E92w-2lp)