It's a busy day on the blog, but I wanted to share my projects for this week's Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper Flash Sale! I've come up with some beautiful, yet unexpected colors for these holiday designs! I chose the fabulous Peaceful Forest stamp set to showcase this week, which will be part of this week's sale!
Stamps: Peaceful Forest
INK: Soft Stone, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Pinefeather, Ocean Tides, Stormy Sea
CARDSTOCK: Lilac Grace, Pinefeather, Ocean Tides, Stormy Sea, vellum
Dies: Peaceful Forest
Both cards are identical in layout and design, but I just switched up the background colors to create two very different feeling cards!
I chose Lilac Grace cardstock for the background of this card and added some Winter Wisteria snowflakes and ink blending around the edges using a blender brush.
I die cut the large cluster of trees and used my MISTI to stamp both clusters quickly. The ink going from left to right is: Soft Stone, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Pinefeather, Ocean Tides, Stormy Sea, and then Winter Wisteria again.
Both sentiments are heat embossed in silver onto strips of vellum and wrapped around the panels and secured using clear tape. The stars are die cut from silver glitter cardstock and added to the top of the tree using foam squares.
The green card has a Pinefeather background and the snowflakes are stamped in black. I added Pinefeather ink around the edges, but in hindsight, I probably should have used black here as well.
Before I added the vellum, I added some white paint splatter over the top using a fine paint brush and white acrylic paint. I added a few sequins and then layered them onto Stormy Sea top folding card bases using additional foam squares! I love how these unexpected holiday cards turned out! My Christmas card stash is GROWING! How about you? Have you started your holiday/seasonal crafting yet? Leave me a comment and let me know how it's going! Thanks for fluttering by!