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Thursday, 15 December 2011

I think I got a bit...

...carried away LOL

The challenge over at "Less is More" is a one layer card with the theme 'Let it Snow'. As you can see I really did get a bit carried away as I needed to make another 20 cards...
5x5inch cream card blanks were used and stamped with the Clarity stamp 'sprucescape' using "iced spruce" distress ink pad from the Winter collection stack.
As you can see, I've done the cards so that they stand 'tent fold'.

I was going to use my glitter snow writer to give the effect of snow on the trees but after doing two I was getting cramp in my hand from trying to squeeze the bottle - I resorted to good old stickles.
This was the card that I actually did for the challenge. Whilst it is the same basic design I went for a bit more detail. I double stamped the image - once using iced spruce and once using evergreen bough (both from the Winter stack) and then used the residue to stamp again to create a misty shadow.
I don't think it shows very well in the photo but I also used the snow writer to create the effect of snowflakes falling.

I really can't believe that with all the Christmas cards I have made this year I have still found myself in this position of making more at the last minute LOL - such is life...........................

10 comments:

Sue said...

Well done you - i fell at the last hurdle!

Virginia said...

Oh Toni I love that, how the trees are in the distance - genius way of using a beautiful stamp - and the stickles look fabulous!

Hugs

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Go Toni! You can do it! :)
Love the subtle effect on the cards.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

This is just wonderful. Simplicity makes such a statement. Are you out of Stickles?

Mandi said...

What fantastic cards
Those trees looks superb

Many thanks
mandi LIM

Claire said...

Hello...I am playing catch up with blogs tonight and hopefully post tomorrow... Lovely creations while I have been gone... was really nice looking and reading..
Would you believe I have not had time to play with new toys !!!!

Chrissie said...

What gorgeous snowy trees. Great cards!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pam said...

I love that mist effect!!

Claireliz said...

Gorgeous cards Toni, I started making cards, I made about 20 Christmas puds then thought "Sod it, at least I'm ahead for next year" lol
C xx

sixofone said...

Fabulous cards. You must have so much patience