Thursday, May 29, 2014
Hello and welcome. Today I am sharing a Christmas card I've made for the Mountain Plains Crafters Lawn Fawn challenge. For the challenge, we had to make a card using a lawn, or a fawn, or both!! Since, I'm trying to get my Christmas cards done ahead of time to avoid stressing during the Christmas season, I pulled out my Joyous Season and New Pines stamp sets by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company and got to work.
New Pines in Adirondack citrus ink directly onto the card, I stamped the main image from Joyous Season in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock. I then colored the fawn, grass and pine needles using prismacolor markers before coloring the cardinal and sky using prismacolor pencils with a blender marker before stippling Tiim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges of the image to help finish filling in the sky and Stampin Up! green galore ink to help fill in the grass a bit more. Once all of the coloring was finished, I layered the image, added brads, and then adhered over a dry embossed snowflake border using glue dots. I then made my own floral sprays using a flourish die along with a Martha Stewart poinsettia, fern and pine branch punches highlighting the centers with gold ice stickles.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day.
Stamps: MFP Joyous Season, New Pines
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Stampin Up! Green Galore, Adirondack Citrus
Card Stock: MFP Black, New Leaf, Snow Storm White, Red/Green Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Stipple Brushes, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Brads, Glue Dots, Martha Stewart Poinsettia Punch, Martha Stewart Pine Bough Punch, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Gold Ice Stickles