Saturday, September 6, 2014

Vintage Winter is Calling

Here's a card that I worked on today, I wanted to make a card using the Lovely as a Tree and the girl from the Retired Winter is Calling Stamp Set.  I really like the way it turned out but believe it or not it took me a while to get this finished card (I had about 5 do overs).  I had a hard time with figuring out the colors and the layout of the stamps (I finally pulled out the Stamp-a-ma-jig and vellum).  My original plan was not to use the soft colors - Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, and gray but for some reason that is what I think looked the best.

I first sponged the sky with Soft Sky and then I stamped the back trees with Staz On Stone Gray on my Water Color Paper.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and Vellum to position and stamp the Evergreen; I first stamped it using the Stone Gray and then the Pear Pizzazz (I liked the look of the two colors together).  I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig and vellum to position and stamp the girl using the Staz On Stone Gray.  Using my Aqua Painter and ink pads I colored the girl and the trunk of the the tree.  I masked her with a post-it note and sponged some more Soft Sky with a torn edge of cardstock to give the ground some depth.  Lastly I sprayed the main piece with some Frost White Homemade Shimmer Spray, it is hard to see in the top picture but the one on the left is shimmery.

The little snowflakes is an old non SU punch that I had and thought it added a nice touch.  

I know the colors of this card is not your traditional Christmas card but I do believe it is stunning.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! Love the technique on the snow!