It's me again, your friendly neighborhood Blog Hogger!
While I make my own cards, I'm not a card snob. I will look at store-bought cards occasionally and sometimes draw inspiration from them! (Okay, let's all pause for a collective gasp of disbelief! lol)
A couple of evenings ago I was visiting a friend and saw a very beautiful, understated Christmas card sitting on her shelf. After taking a close look at it, it percolated through my mind for a while, and this is what popped out:
Here's what I did;
- I cut the back from Old Olive cardstock (cs) at 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".
- The Whisper White cs is 5 1/4" x 4".
- I inked up the large tree image from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set with Versamark Ink.
- Then I inked it up with Certainly Celery ink. The darker spots are randomly "thumped" on with an Old Olive marker.
- I ran the Emboss Buddy over the cs and then stamped the image.
- I used Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool to create the sparkly effect.
- Then I used Tombo Glue and some white glitter I bought years ago to put snow on the "ground" and sporadically in the tree. (It's just dabbed here and there since I didn't want to cover up the whole tree. Gotta let that sparkle shine! lol)
- I stamped the greeting, which is from the Many Merry Messages stamp set, in Old Olive ink.
- I finished up by popping the Whisper White layer up using Dimensionals.