Saturday, November 14, 2009

Winter Trees ...

I was in a "scenic" type of mood yesterday and created two scenes, one for Christmas and one for Thanksgiving. As most of you know, scenic stamping is my passion. You can evoke so much emotion into a scene, with the right color, trees, etc. Take a look at my creations from yesterday!

This scene is for the OCC Sketch Challenge (sketch below), and I had a specific idea in mind for this card. I wanted wintry trees against a blue background and had fun creating this scene. On Whisper White cardstock (Stampin' Up!) I used the edge of my ink pad and swiped color across the card using Memento Summer Sky first, then added a touch of Marvy Pale Violet to the mix to soften the blue. I added swipes of Marvy #3 Blue, and Marvy Prussian Blue to add the mountains, shore line and reflection in my water. I stamped my tree (Judikins) in Memento Tuxedo Black on the right and left side of my card, then overstamped it with Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder.

(OCC Sketch - you should play along!)

Once my scene was finished, I mounted it to a white panel, adhered my DP (Hot off the Press) to another white panel, tied a ribbon, and glued it to a navy blue card. I added iridescent rhinestone stars to finish the card! Card size: 5 1/2 x 6 inches.

You know my love of blue and brown, and this snowman from Plum Purdy Designs begged to be used for this card. I stamped him on Whisper White cardstock, colored him with Prismacolor pencils, then added a bucket of glitter to give him a lot of sparkle! I then mounted him to glittery cardstock, and put him aside. I put together my card with DP from the Paper Studio, added a brown organza ribbon, rhinestones and pearls and topped it off with a glittered brown felt snowflake! Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.

My second scenic card gives a warmer fall look with my wheat and sunset. My inspiration for this scene is from Michelle Zindorf's blog. I cut out a panel of Whisper White cardstock with the Labels 4 Nestabilities. I cut off the lower half and laid it aside. On the larger half of the panel, I sponged Memento Dandelion ink in the center with the Colorbox Stylus. I added Memento Tangelo and Marvy #3 Orange above the yellow, not covering it entirely. I then added a touch of LadyBug Red to deepen the sunset. Next, I laid a post-it note across the upper portion of the yellow, then added Orange, Tangelo and Ladybug Red to the exposed white area which would be my "water". I turned my post-it note around and sponged Memento Rich Cocoa ink along the edge for my shoreline. I stamped my wheat (Inkadinkado) twice with Tuxedo Black and highlighted it with my white Signo gel pen. I sponged Tangelo, Orange and Ladybug Red onto my second piece and stamped "Happy Thanksgiving" (G Studio) with Rich Cocoa ink. I mounted these two pieces to my punched DP (Hot off the Press) which was adhered to an orange card. I added my ribbon and decorative rhinestones to finish the card. Card size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches.


  1. Wow...What fabulous cards!!!

    Hugs ~ LORi BOYD

  2. OMGoodness they are all fantastic! thanks for joining us at stamps and smiles this week :0)

  3. oh darsie, this is gorgeous, I just love love love that first card of yours... and thanks for explaining all the steps it took!

    Thanks for playing with us at Stamps and Smiles

    - dalis

  4. Love it! So beautiful. You did an awesome job with the layout. Thanks for playing with Stamps and Smiles. I hope you join us again.

    Jen SAS DT


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