It's about time!!! This card incorporate some newly purchased, and not-so-newly purchased - but never used - items. The stenciled birch background is a recently released stencil from Memory Box, and I was sooooo anxious to try it. I've always loved the look of birch and/or aspen trees (I usually can't tell them apart)! The "seasoned citizens" sitting on the park bench is such an adorable stamp and I felt would be a perfect fit for a park-like setting for my card. The grass is a die from Impression Obsession.
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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Recently, I learned a technique of adding dimension to snowdrifts (or sand dunes, mountain ranges, etc.) by using torn strips of paper as masks, and sponging the edges with ink. I LOVE the way it turned out on this card! I spritzed the card with Perfect Pearls mist to give it a little sparkle and give the appearance that snow was still falling! Now that I live in California, I definitely don't miss the cold of our many years living in Canada. But, I sure miss the beauty of the sparkling and serene snow-covered hillsides!
I'm either really late....or REALLY early with this post, but I'm just now getting around it it!! The chalkboard look is extremely popular right now, and I'd been wanting to make use of my recently purchased Hero Arts Chalkboard background stamp. I loved the simplicity of this nativity stamp (Penny Black) and thought it would look great stamped in white ink on a black "chalkboard" background and colored with colored pencils (to look a bit like colored chalk. So...this is what I came up with:
Thanks for taking a look!!