Well it is almost mid November, so definitely time that I start to think of making a few Christmas cards.
My Christmas stamps are tucked away in a cupboard, so it feels a bit like the excitement of bringing the Christmas decorations down from the attic when I start to delve into my Christmas stash. Like the decorations, I tend to buy a new stamp(s) each year too, but I often return to one of my favourites. In this case it is a wood mounted Hero Arts stamp called "Tree With Ornaments" (ref: K5257). For me it just hits the spot, so is often used for the first card I make for the year.
I had a rubbish night of sleep again last night, so I was up at 3 am playing with stamps and paint brushes. I started with embossing a background. I used the Stampin' Up, "Softly Falling" embossing folder.
Using StazOn ink, I stamped the tree image onto plain white card. I coloured the image using my water colour pencils with a brush. Once dry, I added some snowflakes using a white Signo pen. I mounted the image onto green card then added it to the top of the embossing. At the bottom right hand corner, I stamped the sentiment using a stamp from the Papertrey Ink set called "Winter Hills".