Wednesday, 20 July 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge - "O" is for Older Stamp

Good afternoon,

ABC Christmas Challenge are asking you to use stamps/digis that are over one year old on your project for their current challenge.

I don't know quite how old this tree stamp is, but it's definitely well over a year old!

I had a piece of hammered white card left over from making a box, and, as I'm trying to have less waste from cardmaking, I decided to play about with some distress inks. I used a torn piece of copy paper to cover part of the card and then sponged and dusted three colours of distress ink onto the card (after first masking a circle for the moon). The colours I used were Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass.

Next I stamped on the tree image which is by Rubber Stampede and called "Winter Woods" A2430F, and the sentiment which is "Christmas Flourish" by Penny Black (3900H). Finally, I matted onto some Stampin' Up! grey card and adhered it to an A6 card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx


Debs said...

Debs xx

Donna said...

Wow this is stunning Clare and such a beautiful winter scene, very cleverly done with the masking :) Donna x

Rosietoes said...

Oh Clare, you have hit the spot with this one. I love what you have done with the inking. It's very atmospheric.
I have that tree stamp too - somewhere....

Edna x :D

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful scene . I love those trees
Lisa x

Lynne K said...

I love this, Clare, it's beautiful! Love the blues. I like it so much I'm almost tempted to make a few Christmas cards myself, but not quite! I admire anyone who can start doing their Christmas cards in July!

That tree stamp is definitely an oldie but goodie. I remember seeing it in some of the American mags several years ago at least.

Hugs, Lynne x

Jules said...

Hi Clare

What a beautiful finished card.

I love it!!!

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and so beautiful.

Mervi said...

Wau Clare,
just gorgeous!
-and our colours (Finland)lol

Sonia said...

Aww this is beautiful Clare, so love the traditional Christmas cards.
Ohhh that's exciting news Clare :)
Hugs Sonia xx

Juls said...

very stylish! Hugs Juls

Annie said...

this is a beautiful classic Christmas card.
hugs, annie x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Very classy Clare. Love the blues and whites for this Christmas scene.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marion said...

Wow Clare,
This is stunning. A very elegant Christmas card. Love it.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the scene you've created!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Sue said...

Wow! This is beautiful Clare! Really love the scene and those distress inks have created gorgeous effect! Love the moon and trees!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Squirrel x said...

Wow hun! This is simply stunning - just love how you have used the inks to create such an amazing sky. Fabbitastic! Hugs Sxx

Wishcraft said...

What a beautiful card! Absolutely love the scene you've created. Really lovely :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card I love this tree stamp, this is the sort of stamp I am looking for which one is it?

Thanks for playing along with us on the
ABC Christmas Challenge
hugs Samantha

Snoopy said...

Beautiful card!

Snoopy :D