Monday, December 10, 2018

Merry December card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Warm Winter Wishes".

Christmas is getting closer and I still haven't got all my Christmas cards ready. I was in the mood for a green Christmas card. I grabbed some Christmas green with gray Distress Inks and got started. I went for an old technique called the "Wrinkle Free Distress" with Pine Needles, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough and Hickory Smoke. My paper was certainly not wrinkle free after that... So I ran it through the Vagabond with a few sheets of paper and that really helps with the wrinkles.


For the Tree Line I used the same colors of Distress Ink, Pine Needles, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough. First I did the lighter trees for the background and added water to the stamp to make it lighter and get a water color effect. Then with the darker colors for the trees in the front I only used Pine Needles and no water to get a crispier result.


To give it a more winter effect, I needed some snow. With the Degrade de Points stencil and Distress Ink Iced Spruce I used Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder. I also wanted to apply some foil, and I used my favorite technique with Bonding Powder.



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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! I love the greenery! the trees are fabulous and the background is stunning! the shimmery snowflakes are so pretty too! Beautifully done :-)

hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Marci said...

I love this green card! Beautiful!

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely layered trees to create the depths of the forest and the sparkling stars in the sky are fabulous.
Alison x

Maura said...

What a gorgeous mix of greens, Sandra! Love the forest and the snow. I feel like I am looking at the Northern Lights. Maura xxx