I kept it simple this month, using only dies and stamped sentiments. First up is a sponged sky in the background. It could be a bright moonlit night or a winter sun. I just didn't feel like going dark with it, so perhaps it's not very realistic, but then, neither is a glittery gold tree in the stitched landscape.
The sponging was done with teal ink on X-Press It Blending Card, but the dies are cut with Neenah 110 lb white -- my favorite for dies. The tree is three layers. The top was smooshed into my Versamark pad and embossed with gold embossing tinsel. I can't even begin to capture the flash and sparkle in a photo, but I tried. Just imagine it 1000% more sparkly:
Dies used on the first card are:
- Simon Says Stamp Birch Column
- Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes
- Impression Obsession Fir Trees
The second card is simpler still. Just the Birch Column with a Power Poppy Botanical Tree "Joy" sentiment. I layered the Birch Column over silver glitter paper and used shimmery silver card stock for the base. The sentiment is embossed with a claret-color powder, and star sequins added.
Back to spring stamping after this. There's been more going on with the stamp room re-do. Rich put up a molding strip and I had to take some things apart for spray painting, so it's somewhat in disarray at the moment. I allowed myself a few crafty days before making another mess in there, but currently it's not easy to stamp when all my inks and embossing powders, etc. are in another room... I do have a couple of cards I'm still limping through, trying to finish. See you next week, I hope!