What a colorful and interesting hotel! I was really drawn to the turquoise/white Spring Grove room so I drew my inspiration from it. I don't know why, but I kept thinking of a Christmas outdoor scene in these colors. I was also inspired by Mutnik’s wonderful card from yesterday. I really like the frame idea.
For my frame, I stamped the tree (AI) w/ white and white embossed, then cut around the right side and inserted the large scallop rectangle nestie and cut out the opening. I used a torn piece of paper as a mask and used the white ink dtp and embossed w/ white. Then I used a splatter dot stamp (Inque) and embossed over the snow and tree using the stardust ep. I sponged on some of the colors from the kpad then wiped the ink off the embossed area. I drew the swirls around the edges w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. The greeting (HA) is white embossed in the lower right corner.
I stamped all the other trees/scenery using the kpad on a separate piece of white c/s. Filled in the snow areas w/ white ink and embossed. Then used the same dot stamp to add the stardust ep to resemble sparkling snow falling. I attached the frame w/ foam tape. TFL and more will be on my blog: The Write Stuff
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Sat, Aug 30, 2008 @ 3:46 PM
Beautiful card. Thank you for all of the recipe. Love your frame and how you cut out the tree. Also thank you for mentioning my sister's card. You two are great artists and I appreciate the inspiration you give us. tfs.
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Sat, Aug 30, 2008 @ 5:01 PM
Wow Julie. This is not just a card it is a work of art. This must have taken alot of time and thought. I LOVED that room but could not think of a thing to make with those colors. You really created a beautiful Christmas card here. Moving to North Carolina I know that I am going to miss the snowy pine trees in IL. Fabulous as always. You are a wonderful designer.
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