Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Snow-covered Trees


Hi everyone.  I have another fun challenge from a blogging friend of mine.  Nonni (Korttikarkuri) is running a Christmas challenge on her blog and she asked me to join her team and design some cards to (hopefully) inspire others to join in.

The first challenge starts now (Oct. 1st) and runs until Dec. 24th.  The theme is "Let's Get Inky - Stamp a Happy Christmas".  Here's Nonni's guidelines for the challenge ...

"Let's create Christmas cards with stamping playing the main role!  You could use fun techniques like masking and combine background stamps with smaller stamps.  Or how about using non-Christmas stamps for Christmas and playing with some embossing powders?  Or stamping with watercolors?  Or tone-on-tone stamping maybe?  The possibilities are endless.  Let's get inky and creative!  You can choose any style from CAS to vintage, whatever you like the best.  You can use embellishments too - just don't cover up your fabulous stamping completely!"


I got very inky with sponging the background for my card - so fun!! :)  I randomly sponged Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point.  I used my embossing buddy to cover my sponged card stock with powder so that it was nice and dry.  I stamped my trees in Versamark and heat embossed in white (I'm loving the heat embossing again!!). :)  I cut some snow drifts and added Dazzling Diamonds along the top of the drifts and also a little in the trees ... unfortunately, the glitter is hard to see in the photo.


Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree (SU!); Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stamp-a-ma-jig, white embossing powder, heat tool, dazzling diamonds, adhesives, and dimensionals



I hope you'll join in the fun at Nonni's blog.  There are some wonderful prizes available - don't miss out!! :)




26 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning. I love the inking with the touch of shimmer. Fabulous touch!

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  2. Gorgeous sponging, Loll and your sparkly drifts in this lovely scene are perfect xx

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  3. Your card is stunning and so you, Loll! You are one elegant lady. :) I love the inking and that beautiful scene, so serene and peaceful. Thank you for this wonderful card!

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  4. Beautiful ! Your sponging and stamping are amazing what a perfect scene. Good luck with the challenge.

    Marie

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  5. Very pretty card. Beautiful sponging.

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  6. This is wonderful Loll - I am so jealous of all your Christmas cards.........I haven't even had time to think about them yet!!! Gorgeous colours.

    Karen x

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  7. Beautiful card. I love the colours you've used and the oval frame around the image.

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  8. Another stunning Christmas card! Beautiful colours, fabulous sentiment, and beautifully framed. Into my favourites for sure!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL card Loll, love it, so very in the spirit of the Holidays coming!! Love your chirstmas cards!!
    LIsten, this will be my last comment for a bit, I am going in the Hospital tomorrow, maybe going in for 3 days and up to a week, will be back to posting as soon as I feel up to it, I love visiting your blog, your cards always bring me joy !!
    Take care and hope to talk to you soon.
    Hugs
    Donna
    Running around now trying to get so much done before I go!!

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    1. Sorry forgot to do spell check, brain in reverse gear!!!!

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  10. This is a gorgeous card, Loll! I love sponging and the white embossed trees against it give it a winter wonderland feel.

    ~Shery

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  11. Wow, this is simply stunning, Loll ... love the colours, the sparkle, the scene ... it's glorious! Anita :)

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  12. What a beautiful scene and I love how it sits behind the aperture! I'm going to check out Nonni's challenge.

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  13. As usual, this is just beautiful. Thanks for the tip about using the buddy on the sponging before embossing. Love what you did on this aperture card. Hope I can join in with the challenge when I get back home. TFS & Hugs

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  14. Gorgeous winter scene Loll, love these colours. Your aperture scenes always look amazing, Cathy x

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  15. Gorgeous background, Loll! I love the contrast of the white trees against the pretty sky, and that you added glitter to this card! I'll bet it's beautiful IRL, too!

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  16. Omg this is simply terrific :)

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  17. Stunning card, Loll! The background is beautiful - love the way you've combined these colors. Jaw-dropping beautiful card!

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  18. wow..this is pure Loll...your style is amazing...your design fantastic. Absolutely stunning

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  19. Wow, wonderful card! I love the colours, the sponging and the trees, so beautiful.

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  20. Lovely card Loll and such gorgeous colours

    Anne

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  21. Beautiful in its simplicity!! I love it!

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  22. wonderful Loll, this inked background is the perfect setting for your tress and I too am loving heat embossing!

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  23. It's a beautiful scene and the colors are so striking, Loll. I just love it.

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  24. beautfiul inked bg. love this window card :)

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  25. love the color contrast...beautiful

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