Thursday, January 4, 2018

Stamping a Winter Scene

Hello friends!
Now that winter has made us feel its presence, I am in the mood to create some wintery cards.
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Today's project is one of those. To me, this cling stamp is so versatile to create any backdrop. For a chance, I thought it would be fun to create a snowy wintery night...

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I started out with stamping the image in Cracked Pistachio. 
Please don't ask me why "Cracked Pistachio"....
I must say, sometimes I stamp with an impulse!
 Sometimes it works, sometimes it ruin things!

That's the "risk" that I am willing to take.
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Once the image was stamped in Cracked Pistachio, I clear-embossed and started the Resist Emboss process. I even masked a circle die and created.... "the moon".

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The "snow" was made possible with this Ranger Tim Holtz Splatter Brush.
With the splatter brush in hand, I flicked the white watercolor paint in one direction.
After the white paint dried, I added White Nuvo and White Pico Embelisher to make the snow even more white and 3-D.

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In the end, I am really glad that I took a "bold" move and inked up the sky in Black Soot. I believe this is the first time that I have done with the sky....

Creating cards like this may seem intimidating, but with time and patience, you will be able to achieve an artsy look with stamping.

I have one more version created with this stamp Restful (Penny Black) and it looks completely different with this one I share today. Hope you are intrigued to see the other one...

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

foleysfriend said...

So lovely, Virginia. I love that you reached for the Cracked Pistachio for the tree - unique and the result is fabulous.

Wishing you and your family a very happy 2018

sue

Glennis said...

Fantastic result

Lisa Elton said...

This is a work of art Virginia! I like the wintery scene you've created!

CinnamonSally said...

Just gorgeous Virginia.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous scene!!

Linda BL said...

I agree with one of the people commenting earlier who said your card is a work of art. I love how you used the Distress inks, especially the black soot. The moon on the dark background with the snow is striking!

Em said...

I must say your impulsivity worked for me. Really eye-catching use of that stamp. Keep it up!

Misty Elam said...

Wow, Virginia. This is.....just... Wow.

conil said...

Let me say, I get cold just looking at this card. Brrrr! But it is very artsy and I think the black soot was an excellent choice...it really makes the moon and tree pop.

Martha Herrera said...

Another fabulous card! I love everything about it.

Sue LD said...

Beautiful winter scene. I like the moon.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

This card is breathtaking ! Thanks for sharing your knowledge !
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