Winter scenery

Hello there, happy New Year to all you crafty people out there! I’d like to share a new card with you.

The background was created by smudging broken glass distress stains, evergreen bough distress ink and pearl paint dabbers on my craft sheet. I used a Tim Holtz folder to emboss the trees, which I then cut out. I covered them with  a layer of crackle paint and and added a layer of pearl paint dabbers. The icicles and flourish were heat embossed.

This winter scenery is my entry for the following challenges:

Stamps used

  • Crafty individuals: flourish
  • Lavinia: icicles
  • Tim Holtz: snowflakes, sentiment

Tim’s tag techniques

The Stamp Man Challenge Blog wants us to be inspired by one of Tim Holtz’ previous Christmas tags. I chose his first tag of 2009 and turned it into an ATC-sized card:

As I don’t have white stickles and white paint dabbers, I used white and holographic embossingpowder and glossy accents to create a frosted look (unfortunately neither the holographic powder nor the glossy accents show on scan). I also had to omit the flourish die cut and the grungeboard, but I’m still quite pleased with how my atc turned out. Pretty cooooool, huh? I really enjoyed following Tim’s instructions and now I’m even more looking forward to Tim’s 12 Tag of Christmas 2012!

Stamps used

  • Tim Holtz:  snowman, snow cristals, sheet music
  • Crafty individuals: flourish
  • Lavinia: icicles

Glow in the dark snowman

Well, it’s winter solstice today, so I thought it a perfect time to share a wintry ATC with you!

At first sight, there’s nothing special about this ATC, but there’s a catch: the image glows in the dark! I wish I could’ve shown you somehow, but I was not able to catch the glow on photo…

I created the background using glimmer mist and heat embossed a few snow crystals in white. The snowman and the sign (both Stampotique) were stamped with Stazon on ‘glow in the dark paper’ and cut out. I added the snow crystals that were punched out of the glow in the dark paper and added a bit of Distress stickles at the bottom.

This is one ATC in a series of four and they are on their way to The Stamp Man for their December swap ‘t Is the Season‘.

It’s also my entry for the current Stampotique challenge ‘Punches and die cuts‘.

More traditional greeting card

Of course, not everyone appreciates receiving witches’ spells as a New Year’s greeting, so I created a series of more tradional cards too.  I thought it rather appropriate to choose ‘snow’ as a theme, since that gives a romantic touch to the Year End.

The text stamp and snowflakes are by Artemio (except the one at the bottom left, which belongs to the Christmas witches set by Gaïa). The swirl is my absolute favourite stamp by Crafty Individuals. I used the marble technique to create the background.