It’s the 25th and time for another Christmas card. So far, so good, but, of course, I’m only two months into the year. For this card I used Flourishes’ Forest of Trees stamp set. I usually reach for the fluffy evergreen tree when I use this set, but I felt like something a little different this time.
I made a simple scene, nothing real sophisticated. I’m sure it doesn’t make sense to have so much snow on the ground and none on the trees, but this is how I pictured it and I probably would have made a mess of it were I to try to make it more realistic. Here’s the “how to”:
- I cut a hill shape from plain cardstock and held it in place on the glossy cardstock image panel while I stamped three trees along its edge in Versamark ink.
- Still holding the cardstock hill in place, I sponged Soft Sky ink along the top edge of the hill. Then I was able to remove the hill mask and finish sponging the sky. The Versamark trees became ghostly shapes in the background. Can you see them? They would have been more distinct if I’d let the Versamark dry before sponging.
- I stamped three more trees in Memento Tuxedo Black, and the sentiment (Flourishes Paperwhites stamp set) in Blue Bayou.
- The falling snow was stamped in Versamark with a stamp from retired Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Backgrounds, then embossed with white embossing powder.
That’s it! Quick and easy and no extra postage required. I’m feeling optimistic about getting the cards in the mail a little earlier this year. Have a great day!