Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Joy!

Hi everyone, with 3 sleeps to go before Christmas I hope that everyone is on track with their shopping, cooking,etc and can now sit back relax and enjoy. 

Today I would like to share with you one of the last Christmas cards I will be making for this year.  I am loving the clean and simple lines of this and have incorporated a new technique called "Ombre" which is a hot trend at the moment around crafting circles.  Ombre means a colour gradient going from light to dark and or dark to light.

For my background sky  I have used Tim Holtz distress stamps, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans and for the foreground I have used  Shabby Shutters,  Crushed Olive and Forrest Moss.  What is exciting about these are that they are a new preorder at Bizzy Becs online store and you can order them right here.

Also  used are Memory Box Dies 'Joy' and 'Precious Snowflake'.  Memory Box dies together with a fabulous assortment of dies are available for preorder in store here.

I have used Diamond Dust on the snowflake and have flicked Dr PH Martins Pen White onto the background to represent snow.  Not that we have snow where I live but thought it looked pretty.

The trees are stamped with one of my favourite Stampin Up stamps 'Lovely as a tree' and I have embossed them with white embossing powder to create a silhouette effect.

I am also entering my card into a challenge currently being run at STAMPlorations   'stamping &and silhouettes'.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Happy crafting


1 comment:

  1. Hi, Karen. Love the whimsical look of your card! Thanks so much for joining us at STAMPlorations, as well as for responding to our DT call. Good luck!