Wednesday, December 20, 2017

All is Calm, All is Bright

It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we have an inspiration board for you. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both! I chose to be inspired by both the pine branches of the Christmas tree and the earth tone color pallete along with the little gold snowflake on top the tree. 
 To create my card I:
  • Cut a piece of kraft cardstock slightly smaller than my card front and distressed the edges
  • Using sponge daubers, I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide
  • Slightly diluted a bit of white acrylic paint and splattered it over the front
  • Die cut green card-stock using the Holiday Greens Thinlints from Tim Holtz
  • Splattered more diluted white paint
  • Stamped my 3305-M, Glitter Star Ornament (Large) in gold embossing powder on designer paper and cut it out
  • Created some crinkle ribbon using Pine Needles/Mowed Lawn distress ink and seam binding
  • Stamped 2220-G, All Is Calm in Graphite Black ink
 I decorated the inside with a piece of washi tape and a few more holiday greens. TIP: Since I didn't have any gold paper on hand, I die cut my berries from white cardstock, inked it with versamark, added gold embossing powder and wa-la a shimmery accent to match the bulb on the outside!
Remember to stop by the Repeat Impressions Store and check out all the beautiful stamps -- there's a 10% discount code for my blog readers posted on the sidebar.  Also, come by the The House That Stamps Built and join in the fun of each new weeks challenge! The first Wednesday of every month One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate! You don't have to use RI stamps to play along, but if you do you'll get an extra entry in the random draw! The more you link up, the greater your chances of winning! So what are you waiting for.....come on over and showoff your creativity!

Check out what the other design team members created: 
Cheri  ~ Shirley ~ Deonna ~ Heather ~ Laurie ~ Donna ~ Joy
 Supplies and Tools:
3305-M, Glitter Star Ornament (Large) (Repeat Impressions), 2220-G, All Is Calm (Repeat Impressions), Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz), Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz), White Acrylic Paint, Seam Binding, Distress Inks (Pine Needles/Mowed Lawn), Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko), Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, Washi Tape, Baker's Twine
This post linked to:
Addicted to Stamps - Seasons Greetings
Craft Dee BowZ -  Handmade Bow
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


Donna said...

Such a beautiful card and great take on the photo! Have a Merry Christmas!

Cheri said...

Lots of beautiful detail on this gorgeous card, Esther. The ornament in gold is stunning and I love the way it's draped from the pine branches. Your inside touches are fabulous. Gold embossing those berries was a great idea. Merry Christmas!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful take on the inspiration photo! I like the distressing around the edges, it really makes this stand out. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how pretty - love how you always decorate the inside of the card as well. Love your snow "splatters". Merry Christmas.

Conniecrafter said...

That is just gorgeous, love the colors and the great splattering for the snow!!

Pam said...

This is such a beautiful card inside and out!

SewPaperPaint said...

I love love this bauble and fabulous kraft bg. Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas, Autumn

Greta said...

Oh what a wonderful use of the inspiration, Esther! Your card is gorgeous! Wishing you & your family a blessed Christmas. Hugs, Greta

Carol L said...

I really like the earthy look and feel of this calming card! Great design and distressing too!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Loving the pines and splattered snow! Gorgeous!

Heather said...

This is so rustic feeling and beautiful! The ornament looks perfect "hanging" off the pine boughs.