Saturday, November 19, 2011

"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas."

At Fashionable Stamping Challenges, we are all "Dreaming of a White Christmas." I would love to see my blogging friends join in with some of their Christmas Stamping Talent! Now we all have to get those Christmas and or Holiday cards ready, so why not take this opportunity to join in on some holiday fun, make some new friends and have a chance at a prize from Cottage Crafts! No digi images are allowed, but I know you have some stamps! Please stop on by FSC and see what the DT has in store for you! For my project, I went with two cards and it really did not take much longer to do two compared to one! Really it did not!

Actually where I live, we do receive a nice accumulation of the "white stuff" from time to time. My Dad and I would talk about the New York snow and the time we got stuck in a blizzard, when I was a teenager. So every time we would get a slight amount of snow, here in the desert, one of us would call the other! Nice memory and so I am dreaming of that White Christmas!

I inked the Impression Obsession Snowflakes background stamp starting with the lighter Distressed Ink in the center and then darker around the edges. A quick spray of water using the misting bottle and then I pressed the paper onto the stamp. I think this snowflake background would look nice overstamped with music?  Next time! On the background with the sleigh, I actually had a little leftover Perfect Pearls mix (brown tone) that I used as well as the water. It gives a nice shimmer - trust me there is shimmer! The sleigh (Inkadinkado) and Santa (Rubber Stampede) were stamped using Stazon Timber Brown and I added some glitter highlights using Spica pens, clear on Santa's beard, the snowflakes and sleigh areas. Sadly, you can't really see the glittered areas as they are quite subtle! Santa does have a little sparkle in his eyes! All paper edges distressed or not were shaded using Stampin Up Creamy Caramel. I added some decorative thread to the cream colored ribbon that actually matched my paper, a little bling and we are good to go! The chocolate trim and pearls, I thought worked out well for Santa!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and I truly do appreciate your taking the time for a visit! 

Inks:  Distress Ink,  Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Stazon,  Brown Timber, Stampin Up Creamy Caramel
Spica Pens, Clear, Gold, Red
Brads, Pearls, Ribbons, Threads
Paper:  Stampin Up, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip
Spellbinders, Die


44 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the colors- and the snowflake BG- and love the images.....- I have lots of Christmas cards to make- will join you this time!!!

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely sparkly eyes. Love those colours and the b/g is great. Must get some C cards done soon, so may as well start now... be seeing you on the challenge blog! Nice that you can dream of snow when we're just hoping we don't get as much as we did the last couple of years. It destroys our wildlife cos we're not used to it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend xxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful holiday cards, love the added crochet trim!

1CardCreator said...

These are both beautiful Terry! I love that Santa stamp! Your backgrounds are gorgeous! I'll hop over and check out the challenge.

BarbaraW said...

Ooo these are beautiful. The colors are gorgeously vintage and the images are fantastic.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the vintage colours! I have that Santa stamp too! Love what you did with him! Fabulous details Terry!

Sharon said...

Stunning cards - beautiful images - love the colour tones for these!!

2amscrapper said...

beautiful!

Claire said...

Both beautiful cards Terry, gorgeous colours and I love the stamped background
Claire xx

Ira said...

Oh my, both of your cards are amazing Terry, but I fell in love with your Santa right away, gosh, musn't tell my dear husband, lol! You somehow always give stamping a different dimension! Have a lovely Sunday, hugs, Ira

Dots Dabbles said...

oooh, this is my favourite santa so far I think. You have managed to create an incredible effect with stunning results... a wonderful card Terry
Dot x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Terry your vintage Christmas cards are so wonderful, cannot decide which I like best.

Jan Hennings said...

GORGEOUS...love both of these!

lynne said...

Great colour choice and stamp choice, creating beautifully vintage cards that bring to mind Christmas Days brimming with nostalgia. The snowflakes are gorgeous. Oh I love these cards.
Wishes
Lynne

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh I love the sepia tones on these cards Terry! Gorgeous images and details too! So pretty! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. We will NOT have peas on our table that day! ;)

Netty said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, love them. x

Vada said...

Wow Terry!!! Outstanding Cards. Love the Santa card. Have a wonderful week-end.
Hugs Vada

Brenda Brown said...

Your background amazes me every time I look at it Terry. My first thought when I saw it on the DT blog was where did you get that wonderful DP? - but when you said you stamped it - wow I am in awe.
I love both cards, their designs and colours, you did one amazing job with them.
Enjoy your Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

craftattack said...

Great cards! Valerie

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous cards, the Santa stamp is super, love the vintage look you created.
Yvonne x

Ephemera said...

Both stunning creations, the Santa card is gorgeous, loving that stamp, but how amazing is that awesome snowflake background you have stamped. XX

Yvonne Garner said...

Terry, I love your cards! Though monochromatic, the snowy white theme evokes a White Christmas indeed. Bravo! Well done. Best, Yvonne

judyjstamper said...

Color choices are very rich and stunning Terry!!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

What a stunning card, just loooooove the vintage look - absolutely beautiful!!! Hugsm Joanna xx

wearestampers said...

Pretty cards Terry. I have that Santa stamp too, but haven't used it yet! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Pam

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love what you did with the snowflake stamp for the background - really beautiful!
Rinda

Linda R. said...

Hey girly.. Your cards look fabulous.. I just love both of them.. Yep, I still need to get busy and make more Christmas cards!!

Hugs, Linda

Electra said...

These are both beautiful, Terry!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Beautiful cards,dear Terry!!
Love the Santa.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Michele said...

oh Terry! the sleigh, the santa -- they are so full of beauty, nostalgia and life! all white yet so rich in color and dimension. this is brilliant work and i love it! xo

Jingle said...

These are both so very pretty!

Ellie said...

LOVE it Terry!
xxx Ellie

Jack said...

Gorgeous, love this colour scheme and I may just have to try it myself. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great!

Lucy x

Fliss said...

Your backgrounds look amazing Terry and I must try that technique. Love the images too especially the sleigh. Just gorgeous!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Mynnette said...

Oh, these are super stunning!!!! LOVE the subtle colors--these are gorgeous! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous Terry! That Santa is one of my all time favorite Stamps. I'm going to try and play in this challenge. Hoping for a play day today. I so need it right now!

hugs Lynn

Christine said...

Sorry I haven't been around lately. Things have been kind of crazy but lovin' it!!!

You've been up to some beautiful work lately. You're so inspiring!!!

Dezinaworld said...

Terry your work is always so stunning. I love the richness of antique colour in these, they are beautiful
hugs June x

Carol said...

Beautiful cards - love the images! TFS

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Terry, these cards are just drop-dead gorgeous! Love the way you've embellished them. Fantastic pieces!

Christine said...

What beautiful cards. Very unique colours for Christmas cards.

Alexa said...

Gorgeous cards with such a beautiful vintage feel.

Shirl said...

That is one beautiful looking Santa image, his beard is breathtaking. Must look out for this stamp for next year.

All the techniques you have used on this card was well worth the effort because it is stunning.

Hugs Shirley x x

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