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5/15/2016

Christmas Card Club - Snowy Trees

Hello and welcome to another Christmas Card Club Sunday.  Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts is our challenge hostess today, and Christine wanted to see Snowy Trees. Our Christmas Card Club is a group of ladies who make Christmas cards all year long, share our cards every 2 weeks -  and each of us has a chance to decide on that week's challenge. If you are interested in having fun with our group, please let me know, and I can provide the contact info for joining our little group.

On to the card:





- Penny Black Snowy Grove cling stamp was placed on the Misti, inked with Hero Arts Gray, stamped onto white cardstock. Stamping was not as dark as desired, so reinked with Memento Northern Pine (a green), restamped...that's the beauty of the Misti. The 2nd stamping was exactly perfect over the gray, with no smudges. Cleaned the stamp, reinked with versamark, moved the cardstock just a smidge, stamped a 3rd time to create a 'shadow'. Heat embossed with SnS Detail White, to get the snowy trees. In the photo, it's a bit hard to see the dark shadow, but IRL it shows nicely.
 
- Polychromos blue pencils to color the sky background. This was not dark enough, so then sponged over all with DI Chipped Sapphire. This looked more like the dark night sky I was going for. Burnished with a paper towel to clean the DI off the white trees.
 
- added a clear bird sticker, which was embossed with a red Ritz Glitter.
 
- white gel pen to emphasize the falling snow flakes, then added Stickles Star Dust over some of the flakes, which sparkles quite nicely. Also some Star Dust on the ground snow as well.
 
- Silver mirror mat, navy blue card base.  - Sentiment sticker...it's done.
 
While hunting through the sticker box, came across an old page of PBlack stickers, and there was a snowy tree scene. Easy to make up another card with the same supplies.
 
  

- Penny Black sticker, backed with silver mirror mat, then a pale blue glitter mat and topped onto a navy card base.

- added a few stickers from the sentiment sticker page, some Star Dust stickles, and another one for the stash.

Please do check out my fellow CCC members, whose links are on the right hand side bar. You'll enjoy their snowy trees inspiration and get some good ideas.

Thanks for joining me today. Hope you are having a Blessed Sunday. Big hugs.

40 comments:

Pia S said...

Wowzsrs! That stamped forest on blue background looks so dimensional and textured and just love the tiny bit of red from the cardinal. A fantastic design, Mary! I've been telling myself I don't need a Misti, I'm not so sure now...

dutchess said...

absolutely fabulous Mary...your backgrounds really are the most fantastic creations....just love the snowy trees...what a good idea shadowing them ....superb xxxxx

Marilyn said...

Cute cards!!

Mrs A. said...

Wow, your shadow stamping looks absolutely super on this card. I busted a gut to get a misti and have used it only a few times. I see there is a baby misti out now as well. Love your second card which looks equally as duper. Love the penny black stickeroos. Have loads of those I rarely use. So much to do and try ,not enough hours either daytime or twilight. Hugs Mrs A.

rachel said...

Two great cards mary ... i love that you added that cardinal to the first one ...such a burst of colour. Love the second scene too. Big hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Two wonderful cards, really full of snow! The winter mood isn't yet go away with this weather Lol :D The mirri looks great withthis image and colours, and you have made great shadows with your Misti!!! Really well done!
I haven't had time to repair my handmade positioner, this is a very busy time for me :(
Hugs Mary, have a sweet Sunday!

Rita said...

Wow Mary. What fabulous snowy cards. Hugs Rita xxx

Gerrina said...

Like this a sticker looks so good! Fun wintercard! Enjoy the weekend!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

How pretty Mary! Magical! have a lovely Sunday my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Sandy said...

First thanks for your visit and sweet comment. Love your card -- I have always loved a snowy scene with a red cardinal on the scene for color. I still have not used my Misti but I can tell by your post I had better give it a go!!!!
Sandy xx

Veerle said...

Two beautiful cards Mary.
Hugs Veerle x

Greta said...

Oh wow, Mary--your cards are just stunning! I absolutely love the first one--beautifully stamped & embellished!

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards. Love the snowy trees.
Valerija xx

jimlynn said...

Both are gorgeous! Love these for cards for the holidays.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so gorgeous!! I love the snowy trees!! They look amazing!! Both cards are so beautiful my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Both lovely cards.

Hope you've had a good weekend. Sue

Carol L said...

It didn't take you very long to master the Misti, and oh my goodness, what lovely cards you've created!! I LOVE the first one with that beautiful blue color and the red cardinal right smack dab in the middle of the frozen forest! What a lovely scene! I really like the more subtle blue color of the 2nd one as well, and that mirror card makes both images pop! Beautiful Mary, just simply beautiful!

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, two beautiful cards, plenty of snowy trees here, fabulous backgrounds too.
Really pleased the package reached you and that you liked the bits and pieces, I'll be in touch soon, Kate x

pam said...

Two gorgeous cards Mary, love the winter scenes you have created, with beautiful colours..
I love my misti.. when I use it.
Pam x

Carol said...

Two gorgeous snow scenes Mary...made into wonderful cards. Carol x

Redanne said...

Wow Mary, you are definitely on a roll with your Christmas cards - these are stunning - I just LOVE the wintry forest on the first one particularly! Hugs, Anne xx

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards and love the snowy trees -the first one just pips the post for me
Carol x

Barb said...

Two lovely snowy cards Mary. I love the deep blue sky you have between the trees and of cause the little cardinal perched there. The second is a lovely scene and I like the silver mirroir matting. The little stickers work well too. Barbxx

Nancy Stislow said...

Both your winter cards are just beautiful, Mary! Thanks for describing your process in detail too! I love how you persisted when you were not satisfied and LOVE that Penny Black sticker! What a beauty that is. Reading the supplies you used I want to play at your house!

Birgit said...

This is beautiful and so much work involved but you achieved this amazing card and I love it!

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards Mary. Love your multi-stamped background with the misti. The chipped sapphire is such a gorgeous colour ... love the two-toned sky. Amazing design, my friend.

I don't know about PB stickers, but it makes another beautiful card. Love the added mirror paper and sparkle. Great job! xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Both VERY beautiful cards Mary. You'll have all your cards done for Christmas and no panic.
Faith
x

Bonnie said...

Wowza! What a gorgeous snowy scene, Mary! I can almost feel the softness of the falling snow and crunch of snow beneath my feet! And what luck to have a sticker with a snowy scene. I've got to say that you have far outdone PB!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow Mary, love the look you achieved on that first card! I finally got a Misti a couple of weeks ago (yet to be used). It worked perfectly on this card I see! Great idea, nice to know you can just go right on over something, if it's not to your liking! Your signature cardinal is perfect for that "pop" of color amidst the snowy trees!

Donna said...

This is a beauty but right now it's too close to what the weather has been like and I'm not happy with snow in May. LOL! Love your scene and the beautiful bird. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Team Clark said...

Oh Mary! I can just feel the cool breeze from these lovely creations! <3

Stampsnob. said...

Burrrr it looks mighty chilly there Good job Lis

Anita in France said...

These fabulous frosty scenes are gorgeous, Mary ... you captured the wintery magic so beautifully! Isn't the MISTI brilliant ... love mine! Hugs, Anita :)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, these are really gorgeous!! I love the blue palette, it's my favourite for a wintery scene! How wonderfully frosty and festive! :)

Zoe Tant said...

Super cards Mary. Love the cardinal peeping on the first. Zx

scrappymo! said...

Two lovely cards but that first one is so stunning. That Misti is amazing!

Olga Fink said...

Well what can I say except for WOW! yes I know I say it often with your cards but these are fantastic!
xoxo Olga

Pippa said...

Snow! I love snow and your cards are great. Looking forward to winter in our new home. Moving in mid to end of September so at the moment getting all the decorating and electrics sorted so it is all set for us.

Pat said...

I love snowy tree theme you have this time Mary and you have made two wonderful cards. The white embossed trees with the dark blue inked background are beautiful and I love the added bird, and then the PB sticker also makes a very pretty scene and the mirri and glitter card mats highlight it fabulously. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Both are gorgeous cards. That PB snow scene really captures the serene feeling of a still winter's eve.