Happy New Year's to you and your family. I hope you have a happy and healthy year. May you also have time to craft since I'm sure that's why your visiting me!
I can't believe I made a Christmas card. I was so happy to put Christmas away. I did not see myself making Christmas cards until at least April. I found a sentiment that was stamped and given to me that read "May a peaceful spirit fill your heart and bless your life this season and all year long." I have used that to decorate the inside. I just loved the feeling. It had me reaching for this Flourishes stamp. I find quiet, snowy evenings five me this soft, contemplative feeling. I love to just go for quiet, solitary snow walks. I really wish it would snow!
This card has taken more effort than it looks. As it is, I can assure you, the image is centered in the frame of Vintage Violet. I don't know why it looks off kilter in this photo. I started off trying to use Vintage Violet and Buckaroo blue ink to match the paper but it was too dark. I then switched to Old Olive and Mellow Moss but the green and blue competed for dominance, it wasn't as serene as I wanted. I also tried using a circle with scalloped edges but then found that the spacing was off. Here I managed to fit 3 trees comfortably. In a circle, I ended up with an even number of trees and the image didn't have a real focus.
The base is stamped with a small image from SU's retired Snowflakes set. The image is a baby blue organdy from Michaels. I would have preferred white or silver but I seem to be all out. I don't know how that happened!
Challenges this Card Meets:
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge #5
Crafty Catz - Your Choice. I chose Challenge #60, Christmas
Jingle Bells - Something Old (background snowflake stamp) and Something New (tree stamp)
Mark's Finest Papers - Use Something New (Flourishes tree stamp)
My Time to Craft - Brand Spanking New (Flourishes tree stamp)
Paper Sundaes - Something New (Flourishes tree stamp)
Stamping With the Dragon - Your Favourite Winter Colour (Blue/White)