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

20 comments:

Debs said...

Gorgeous!
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.
luv
Debby

Mervi said...

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

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.
hugs
Marion

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

Samantha 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!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

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