Friday, March 9, 2012

Winter Scene for Christmas Challenges with Sketches #21

This stamp set was included in a set of winter stamps that I got a couple of years ago. I hadn't used this one yet, but when I saw the sketch at Christmas Challenges with Sketches and their challenge to make it for winter, I knew I could use this stamp and combine it withWinter Wonderland's challenge to make a winter scene. Since the house looks a lot like our brick home (minus the garage) I thought this would be a good card and message to send either to our daughter in Ohio or son in Kansas to remind them of home. The house with sidewalk is taller than any of my other stamps for a scene. I stamped it on Colonial White and again on White Daisy. I used the Colonial White image as my base, then did paper piecing from the White Daisy to add snow to the bottom. I stamped the snowman and tree on the main image. The tree trunk overlapped the snowman, but that was OK because I stamped him again on White and cut out the snowman body and hat and glued it over the first image. All of the snow in the image and the three snowflakes were highlighted with a Sakura Glitter Gel Pen, but they don't seem to show up in the photo.

5" x 6.5" Christmas Card Recipe:
Paper - My Mind's Eye Lost and Found "Portobello Road;" Basic Grey "Little Black Dress;" Bazzill (teal cardstock); Close To My Heart Chocolate, Colonial White, White Daisy cardstock
Stamps - Close To My Heart "Homeward Bound"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - Copic Markers, Martha Stewart snowflake punch; Close To My Heart baker's twine; Sakura glitter gel pen; Cuttlebug (large, snowflake) embossing folder


downrightcrafty said...
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downrightcrafty said...

oh wow this is a gorgeous Christmas Scene, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have candy if you are interested :)

Linda said...

What a beautiful card and the sentiment matches the image perfectly. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

Barbara said...

Oh I love that subtle blue and brown color combo... and can see before my mind's eye the gorgeous fireplace that's inside that house... keeping everybody warm and cozy.

nicolet said...

You have made a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}
Hugs Nicolet

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love the gentle colours and that sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at CCWS
Claire xx

Janneke said...

What a lovely card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at CCWS...

Janneke XO