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Sunday, 24 September 2017

winter (by Veronica)


 I used the lovely house stamp from New England winter, stamped using distress markers to colour the stamp. Thanks to my friend Janet for introducing me to the combination of dusty concord and iced spruce, which i really liked and makes a nice change from the usual Christmas colours
I used the same colours to ink up the pine cones from the same plate to create the background, with some second generation stamping to add interest.
The sentiment from lets get festive was also coloured with the marker pens, and the die cut edged with the same markers. i also coloured the mats with the marker pens to get matching colours




The next two cards use the large stamp from the reindeer landscape plate.
For the first card I stamped with versamrk onto black card and clear embossed it, before adding colour with distress oxide ink pads. I dragged colours across the sky to try to give a northern lights effect. The snow was a white pigment ink sponged on, with a little of the oxide colours added for a reflection of the sky. Some white glitter in the foreground to finish before trimming right down and adding white and pink mounts. The greeting from the same plate was stmaped in a silver grey ink.
I wanted to see if i could make a shaker card using this stamp - I stamped the edges of the stamp onto the base card using hickory smoke distress ink to extend the scene.  I stamped the image onto spare card , colouring the stamp with distress markers, and trimmed this down to a 62 square. I die cut a circle from another piece  of card the same size, backed it with acetate and fixed it over the image using foam pads having first added some sparkly silver snowflakes I found lurking in a drawer.                                   The whole thing was then added to the base card after sponging more grey ink round the edges. The sentiment from lets get festive was stamped and silver embossed  , edged with grey and mounted on top.                     

11 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards and really that DI combination of Ice Spruced and Dusty Concord looks so lovely for a beautiful winter feel!

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  2. Hi Veronica.The colour combination on your fisrt card is, indeed, very pretty. Beautiful.
    Carole :)

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  3. Hi Veronica.The colour combination on your fisrt card is, indeed, very pretty. Beautiful.
    Carole :)

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  4. All gorgeous Veronica, I love the images and your designs, fabulous colours too, Kate x

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  5. Three fabulous Christmas cards Veronica beautifully created and cleverly designed. I love the soft colours using Distress Markers on the first, and the background stamping is gorgeous. Then some more wonderful background stmaping on the last featuring that lovely deer with lots of white space keeping this quite CAS, and then the middle card also featuring the deer and love the Northern Lights effect in the background and the oxide inks have given it a pretty softly coloured look, a great winter scene. x

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  6. Three beautiful cards and I adore the scene that you've created on the second card. I also love the subtle colours that you've used, it's lovely. Sandra x

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