52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 11 November 2017

Christmas Card (Hero Arts stamp "Tree With Ornaments" K5257)

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".