Whew! I'm almost worn out from all the fun and excitement of World Card Making Day yesterday. Almost. I hope you took a hop around the Operation Write Home Bloghop - there was so much winter/holiday card making inspiration! If you haven't already, be sure to check it out.
It's day three of my WCM Day party and as promised, I have another card and OWH card sketch for you. I found this bonus sketch during the bloghop and got an idea right away, so I couldn't resist using it for today's challenge. (More challenge and giveaway details below.)
This beautiful winter scene is one of the vintage images from the Winter Memories stamp set featured in the Holiday Catalog. I love this entire set, but this image is my favorite.
I used a combination of Stampin' Write Markers and an Aqua Painter with Classic Stampin' Pads to watercolor the image. I placed it on a Soft Suede panel with the edges slightly distressed. Rather than card stock or patterned paper strips, I chose to use Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon accented with Designer Ribbon Slides. The slides are very lightweight and low profile, so there are no worries about extra bulk for mailing purposes. Love that!
The sentiment is from the Greetings of the Season stamp set and I heat embossed it with Early Espresso embossing powder. I really like the combination of fonts used for this greeting - very elegant with a touch of vintage.
On to the good stuff ... I've got some stamping goodies to give away to two lucky winners!
First, be sure to leave a comment below and tell me your favorite technique to use on your cards. Is it watercoloring? Embossing? Distressing? Maybe clean and simple is more your style? Let me know and be entered to win the random drawing. Be sure to comment on the posts from Friday and Saturday too, to increase your chances of winning. Complete details and prize info HERE.
For the challenge ... create a card using one of the three OWH sketches featured since Friday. Post your card to your blog or online gallery, then go to Friday's post to link your creation and be entered to win. Complete challenge details and linky can be viewed HERE.
I'm loving all the great comments - keep 'em coming! And I hope you'll enter the challenge too. I'd love to see your creativity.
|Winter Memories Stamp Set © Stampin' Up!|
Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Winter Memories (W-127934, C-127937), Greetings of the Season (W-128030, C-128033)
Ink: Gumball Green (126861), Garden Green (126973), Bashful Blue (126961), Sahara Sand (126976), Crumb Cake (126975), Riding Hood Red (126968), Soft Suede (126978), Bravo Burgandy (126967), Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers (119703), Jet Black StazOn (101406), VersaMark Pad (102283)
Paper: River Rock (108640), Soft Suede (115318), Watercolor Paper (122959)
Tools: Aqua Painter (103954), Heat Tool (129053), Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder (128980)
Accessories: Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Round Designer Ribbon Slides (127834)
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