I have several new stamps, yet here I am playing around with this wonderful old-timer. What is it about this particular image that makes it so compelling, so popular still? I do think it's timeless.
I wanted to make some icy trees, and decided Bordering Blue is the closest to a cold grayish winter sky. I stamped the tree image with Versamark ink and used a tiny spoon to first cover only the tree trunks and bases with Aegean Silver EP. Then I covered the tree branches with detail white EP and heat embossed.
I colored underneath base of the trees with my blender pen and Craft White ink and embossed with the white EP to create the "snow mounds." I then colored some more with the blender pen and Craft White ink around the snow mounds and tree bases. The foreground is more of the same combined with the Versamarker.
The trees needed some more definition against that pale blue sky, so I took a light gray Tombow marker (N95) and colored in among the branches and along all the edges of the tree images. I also used the Bordering Blue marker on the very inside of the trees.
Of course, I had to add some glitter and snowflakes! I used the Sakura Quickie Glue pen and DD glitter on the trees and snow mounds. Then I masked off the base of the trees and stamped the snowflakes with Craft White ink and the Snow Dots backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms: http://www.cornishheritagefarms.com/
To make it look even more icy, I finished with sponging around the edges with Craft White ink. I created a thin mat with Basic Black cardstock and mounted it onto a 5 x 6 1/4 inch white card base which I had dry embossed with my large Dreamweaver snowflakes brass stencil.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark onto a 1/2 inch strip of white cardstock (using my stampa-ma-jig) and embossed with Aegean Silver EP, then trimmed the ends with the 1/2 inch circle punch. The sentiment is up on dimensionals.
I tested my photographer's (hubby's) patience to the max in trying to get a good photograph of this card. This is the best we could do, but it's much better in person.
Date: Friday, August 31, 2007 GMT Views: 10636