So last night I got into the stamping mood and had so much fun and got a lot accomplished. I did 12 glass ornaments-just need to tie a bow around them), I did 5 gold frame ornaments, a got more christmas cards done with more started but not finished. I have one of the finished cards to show you today. I am absolutely in love with this card. I wish you could see it IRL because it's gorgeous! (If I do say so myself). It looks way better then in the picture.
Anyhow, I went with the same basic design as the white snowflake ornament card I did a week ago, but gave it it's on look.
I cut out an oval template using the Colluzzle, then I attached it to my Whisper White card base. I then inked up this gorgeous image from Stampin' Up!'s Sleigh Bells Ring with StazOn Black ink and stamped it so that part of it was overlapping the oval I had cut. Then I did the reverse masking technique (faux framing) with a sponge dauber and Bashful Blue ink just around the edges. I went into the scene a little bit more in parts such as around the church. It gives the illusion of a serene christmas scene. Then I colored it using the watercolor pencils from SU! and used the aquapainter to watercolor parts of it. The bricks on the bridge were done in two different colors to give it a more real look. Then I added dazzling diamonds to the lake under the bridge using a paint brush (so that the glue went only where I want it to) and liquid glue. I added silver cording at the top and stamped the sentiment from the set to the bottom right. Seriously, I wish you could see this in person! I made 5 of these to go in a card pack for the craft sale and I will make 5 more for a second pack. The best thing about doing these Christmas cards for this thing, If they don't sell, I just use them for my own personal Christmas cards. *wink*
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