Brrr…it’s a beautiful looking day today with 36 degree and sunshine but the wind is c.o.l.d. It’s warm in the stamping room though and here is another wintery card for you. I’m in love with how this turned out. by stamping the trees in the middle a bit darker they pop off the card and look three dimensional in real life. I went to bed wondering how to use this icecicle stamp that has never seen ink. Neither have the pine trees for that matter. Another set from MFP design team days. I do love how their stamps STAMP. they are polymer stamps but they take the ink so very nicely.
I stamped the icys in VersaMark and then did Ombre sponging down the card. I stamped the pine trees three times. The center ones I stamped a bit farther down and off the card stock to give the illusion of depth. Both sides were stamped a bit off the cardstock also.
I have been wanting to use his Martha Stewart ribbon and this seemed the perfect time, laced through a Tim Holtz button. Still not looking complete. oh I love that flower soft for winter scenes. the trick? I lightly apply the glue with a tooth pick so the flower soft doesn’t blob on. Next the sentiment; and still a bit bare. I fixed that with my two favorite Judith stamps on a stick. The five dots and the snowflake. I put a few flakes up into the icys to bring them down into the picture more. Subtle but amazing difference. This card could be used as a holiday card or up here in WI I could sent it for nine months out of the year. :) I am entering this into Simon Says Anything Goes for Monday Challenge
Mark’s Finest Papers images: Ice and Snow; New Pines
Judith Stamps: on a stick five dots and small snow flake
Button: Tim Holtz
Ribbon: Martha Stewert
Inks: SU Old Olive and Garden Green, Ranger Broken China Distress ink