It's time for a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz. This time our theme, very appropriately is -
So, perhaps another chance to use the theme to make more Christmas cards like me?
The other weekend, I treated myself to a crafty day with Altenew's Lydia Evans over in N Wales.
We made a batch of cards and had a great time chating with like minded crafters, old friends and new.
We used a couple of the new November release from Altenew, including Plentiful Pine. Like many of their stamp sets it is a layering one but as in this card it doesn't mean you need to use all the layers!
As it is a OL card, so a bit of planning was required before I started stamping.
I first created a window mask and then added a strip of torn post it tape across the opening and added a die cut circle mask too. I carefully added some Faded Jeans DI across the top of the window and then stamped the second layer of one of the small trees in black whilst the mask was still inplace.
Carefully removing the torn mask, I moved it down the opening and added some more of the Faded Jeans DI to create another snow drift. Before stamping my foreground trees, I removed the circle mask and stamped over the torn mask with the second layer of the tree in Altenew's Evergreen ink three times. I then over stamped each of these with the third layer and black ink.
A little bit of Weathered Wood DI was added to the moon and across the snow to create some suggested shadow.
Removing the window mask, I stamped the sentiment from the same set in black and added some stars to the sky with a white gel pen.
Over at Twofer, the wonderful Darnell and her DT are asking for Winter Foliage themed cards, so as I still had my stash out, I made another OLC but this time I used the whole card front.
I used the same torn tape masking principle but this time I used Salty Ocean DI to create the sky and to stamp the background trees. An extra snowdrift was added and the large pine tree was stamped in all its glory using Altenew's Green Fields and black ink set. We discussed using white EP for the final layer on the Saturday but I didn't use it this time, I may in future designs. I did think that the base green was a little too pale on the large tree, so added another base layer with a light inking of the Salty Ocean. The sentiment completes.
Two rather Icy Cold scenes I think!
For more Icy inspiration please check out the rest of the DT here, then why not have a go?
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