Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snowy Snowy Trees

 The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is anything goes! Perfect for any of your last minute tags, cards, gift wrapping embellishments..

 I was inspired to create a Christmas card with a lovely nighttime color and decided to layer in a series of trees and then finish it off with vellum overlay.

I used a brayer to apply the layers of color from darkest to light.

I die cut the birches and stamped wood grain over the trees and sponged the edges.  I had to cut a bit more of the ground to make it the width of the background.

I applied a little versamark along the bottom and sprinkled on a mix of snow like embossing powder and heated it up and added a few extra white pieces across the surface and heated it from underneath so it wouldn't blow away.

I then stamped the sentiment and deer and embossed them with brown embossing powder.

Products: Memory Box - Birch Die, Stampendous Spoonful of Snow Embossing Powder, DarkRoom Door Wood Grain, Simon Says Exclusive Stamps - Holiday Greetings, Brown Embossing powder, Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Versamark Watermark Ink, Ranger Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Memento - Paris Dusk, Lilac Posies, Rose Bud, Vellum, Brayer

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  1. Beautiful as always, and I'm reminded that you can get a sentiment atop a card (vellum) without the exact stamp. Thanks.
    Elaine Lawson

  2. Beautiful Suzanne! Love the soft color palette and the beautiful winter scene that you created! So serene looking! Happy Holidays!

  3. Oooh what a cool sky background :)

    Love this project!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Wow, a really stunning card. Love the softness of the vellum which gives the feeling of a wintry night.

  5. such a lovely background for your sweet scene!

  6. your soft vellum is so beautiful, i like how you added the snow to the vellum

  7. Wow that sky is breathtaking! Such an amazing idea with the snow! Thanks a lot for your inspiration!

  8. your card is marvelous! i love love love it so much....!!! i'll definitely have to try this technique

  9. love your sunset! Your coloring is amazing! :)

  10. The vellum is magical! I love the softness it brings! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  11. Wow... the background colors are amazing! Love your beautiful card, Suzz. Wish you happy holidays. :)

  12. Absolutely beautiful and the vellum gives the gorgeous background such a gorgeous softness ~ just stunning, Suzz!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family... :)

  13. Wow - the vellum gives it such a magical look - beautiful card, Suzz! Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season.
    Alison xx

  14. Wow, love how the vellum softens it and makes it look ethereal Gorgeous card. Happy Holidays..

  15. Suzz, this sky is amazing! So pretty!!
    You've created a wonderful card. Absolutely beautiful.
    Merry Christmas, Suzz!

  16. Wow! Who would've thought that vellum could make such a difference? It was really cool to see the card before you added the vellum and then after. It gives such a lovely feeling of winter and fog and frostiness! Just stunning!

  17. Vellum is so cool on your project! beautiful idea and wonderful background! Barbarayaya


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