I bought this Silent Night set because I admire old church architecture and thought it would fit right in for my scenery cards. I had it for a while and hadnít used it but DawnL did some nice cards with it so she inspired me to get it out and use it.
I wanted a distance (depth) look to the mountains so it worked best to stamp off lightly on scrap paper before stamping the card, it worked great (not so black). The small trees to the right are stamped then stamped again before reloading with ink - also for depth.
I used my dry embossing stylus to extent the pathway to the church door using black ink from the pad. Remember to widen it out as you get close to the edge of the card.
You canít tell from the scan but the wreath I put on the door has a bit of red on it and it didnít stand out until I added the red second layer. The card also has some glitter on it that doesnít show in the scan. I took a digital photo hoping it would show but it lit up like the fourth of July and itís hardly noticeable in real life. I hope the tips help.
This card went off to Angel Stampers for Soldiers so be sent to one of our troops.
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2005 GMT Views: 1150
Stamps: SU Ė Silent Night, Lovely as a Tree, Scenery, Stampendous Ė deer, small trees
Paper: Green, dark red, semi glossy white c/s, burnt orange paper
Registered: September 10, 2004 Location: Creedmoor, NC Posts: 273
Wed, Dec 07, 2005 @ 1:40 PM
Wow! What a great way to combine sets.
Registered: October 4, 2004 Location: Bloomington, IL Posts: 690
Wed, Dec 07, 2005 @ 1:58 PM
WoW!!!! What a spectacular work of art! It's beautiful! Makes me wish I was there watching the deer from the walkway of the church......Your DH is fortunate and you are wise!!! (I wouldn't want to "give" it away either so you are choosing the best of both worlds! GREAT card! TFS
Wishin' I could be Stampin' 'stead of workin' :-) Karol
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