Wednesday, December 23, 2009
What a busy time of year! I have been behind on keeping up with my postings but I have a lot of company and find it very hard to find time to stamp. This year the last week of December is especially busy. Lots of fun going on.
Gina K has posted the December Customer Blog Hop and I wanted to participate. The only requirement is to use one of the Gina K Designs newly released stamp sets. One of the new sets I ordered was "Life Is Good" by Theresa Momber. This is my first card made with this great set. I decided to create a scene using the train and background scenery.
I used a piece of designer paper in the background. The trees and pond was stamped using black Memento ink onto a piece of white cs. The trees and rocks were colored with Copic markers. I used sponge daubers to color the sky and pond. VersaMark ink was used on the pond then it was clear embossed to look like water. Snow was then stamped and white embossed over the scene. Polar White Flower Soft was added to give the feel of real snow on the ground. The train was stamped and colored with Copic markers then cut out. A white oval frame that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder was attached with dimensionals above the scene. The train was added with dimensionals. A narrow blue frame was cut to make a border around the design. The greeting is part of the stamp set and was mounted on blue and also attached with dimensionals. Some snowflakes were added in the corner to finish the scene. This card measures 5x7 inches and does not require extra postage.
Be sure to go over the Gina's Blog to see all the other entries in the December Customer Blog Hop and leave a comment as you visit each blog.
I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. I will be posting my Blast From The Past Challenge on Christmas Day so be sure to check back.