Tomorrow night is our local stamp club's Christmas party. This is always a lot of fun. We also have a card exchange due. The theme is masking/masculine.
I really wanted to use a new stamp I got from Our Daily Bread Designs and use a sketch from Simon Says. I used white glossy cardstock and temporarily adhered a small punched circle. Then I sponged on distress inks in yellow, orange, red, blue, and then black. I removed the circle and sponged on a little more yellow. Then I buffed it and stamped the image in black. It gave a wonderful look of a sunset behind the trees. I layered the image on dark blue cardstock.
I also wanted to use my new trees embossing folder. This was a bit tricky getting the angle that I wanted and still fitting the paper in the folder/Big Shot. I rubbed dark blue over the embossing and around the edges of the decorative paper. It came out looking like a deep hunter green. I layered this on top of a different green decorative paper, then on top of the dark blue card base.
I cut and embossed pine cones using gold paper and a Spellbinder die. Then I rubbed on some copper Brilliance ink and some dark brown Stazon. I buffed them lightly to remove some of the ink, them adhered them to the card with popdots. I also added a snowflake from a Martha Stewart punch to give it a more wintery look.
I entered this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - It's Sketch Time
AiFactory Challenge: Brrrr It's a Wintery Challenge #89
Catch The Bug Challenge: Bugaboo Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge - Snowflakes
Flutter By Wednesday's Challenge #133 - Open Challenge
Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge (SNTODBD23) - Christmas Cards
Paper Cutz Challenge #70 - Make a card using 2 kinds of patterned paper and any colors you'd like
Top Tip Tuesday: Tip #12 - Anything Goes Challenge
Stamp and Create.Com: Challenge #7 - Tis the Season (Christmas Card)
Stamp Something: Christmas Color Combo Challenge
Stamping Vacation: Inspiration Station Challenge