I came into card-making from the digital end, and at first I didn't do a lot of stamping - I used a lot of iris folding, made my own 3D toppers and so on. And I dry-embossed a lot with my Fiskars Shape-Boss and texture plates using a stylus. But as Holly has titled the challenge this week "stamping nostalgia" I thought I'd better stamp :D. Getting on with my Christmas cards was a good way to pull out old fancy eyelets, too.
5 3/4" square base. Brown and red Bazzill for layering.
I took white card and masked the bottom part off with a torn Post-it, then scraped a chalk pastel over it and brushed it upwards to create a night sky. After spraying with fixative I removed the Post-it, stamped the trees and sponged in the foreground. Bird stamped with markers. I added snowflake eyelets and a See-D's sentiment, distressed the edges and layered.
Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 GMT Views: 1470
Registered: October 24, 2010 Location: small town..SC.. Posts: 1046
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:40 AM
This is so cute! I love the snow..love it! And the use of chalks is great. I have a gazillion pastels but never think to use them on my cards..thanks for the reminder that they will work..and work well for stamping! This is great! TFS
Registered: May 10, 2006 Location: Westminster, CO Posts: 22094
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:53 AM
This is a fabulous scene and I just love how you used the eyelets.
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