Good morning all! Picture the scene... a log cabin high in the mountains, fire and the obligatory fluffy rug, glass of hot chocolate (or wine if you are so inclined!) and a magical view from your window...
You have found the inspiration for this week's card!
I am not sure about you, but I love Christmas and I love making cards, but I do think a little batch-making helps at this time of the year! I am going to make a good few of the one described today, as it is simple, but I like the overall effect.
I started with a small square (5x5) card blank and masked off a vertical section with sticky notes all the way along. It's up to you how wide to make it; mine is not too wide as I used a large sentiment below.
Once my section had been masked, I used some Mask-it and cut a small circle out. Having now created my 'moon', I added this to the top left-hand side of my panel. I used a blending tool (you can also use sponge daubers or any other ink applicator tools) to gently add some Salty Ocean Distress Ink all around the edge, making a clear delineation for the scene within the card. To soften the moon and again give it some shape, I gently went around this with more ink and bought in a touch of Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink in towards one side (I think my blending tool was a little blue when I added the yellow, as I created a green hue...!)
With the sticky notes still in place, the next stage was to take two of the fir trees from my Card-io Winter Walks stamp set. I have then stamped these with Black Onyx Versafine Ink at different decreasing heights, focusing towards the right-hand side of the card. I have used both the first and second generations of ink to try and give some depth. You could easily use Jet Black Staz-on Ink, or even coloured ink; all would work really well. The final touch was to add some birds (again from my Card-io Winter Walks stamp set) and a sentiment taken from the Card-io Christmas Sentiments set. Other ideas that I had: add some glitter for a frosty effect along the tree line or even the edge of the scene panel; clear emboss the sentiment, trees and bird for a shiny effect; stamp all in monotone shades.
A very simple post from me today, but maybe one which could be of use when you realise you have forgotten someone!
Thank you for taking the time to visit,