Do you ever have those days where everything you try, nothing works. Well, last night and this morning, it is just that. I have had to take 50 pictures of the card above and none of them are turning out. I am doing my lighting the same as always, using my iphone like I always do and it keeps coming out grainy or blue or a pink tint. I have tried every light I can think of, no lights, it doesn't matter. So the above picture is not the greatest picture and for that I apologize. I am going to try again later today and see if it helps and if it does, I will put the new picture in. Now, on with the post I had ready for you.
When I first saw the Winter Woods stamp set in the holiday catalog it went immediately on my wish list. I couldn't wait to get it and start using it. When I saw the inspiration card for CASEing Tuesday this week I knew I wanted to use this stamp set. In the inspiration card they used Watercolor pencils, which I haven't used in a while, so I was excited to use them. I used the Pacific Point and Basic Gray pencils on this card.
Here is our inspiration card for this week:
On my card I first lightly put the basic gray on the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock and then went even lighter on the top. I wanted to just do a very light base for the blue watercoloring. When I colored with the Pacific Point pencil I barely pushed down on it. I didn't want it dark, or medium for that matter, I wanted it to be light like the sky.
I stamped the trees with Stazon ink and then added the Shimmer paint. Using a sponge, on put the paint on the the area below the trees and then on the edges by the trees and the top edge. To put the paint on the trees, I used a dauber and tapped it randomly. I didn't want to cover all of the trees, I wanted it to look like snow was on them.
After the paint dried, I stamped the sentiment using Stazon ink. I popped up the Balmy Blue layer and the white layer.
To make this card you will need the following paper. For a complete list of all the products I used, please see the end of this post.
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
- cut at 3" x 5 1/4"
- cut at 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
I had my holiday catalog kick off class on Saturday. I took pictures before, but didn't take any during the class. I really need to get better at taking pictures. I didn't even take pictures of my pumpkin cookies I made. I have to admit, they turned out great. Below are some pictures before everyone came.
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