I love when an idea plays out on paper the way I dreamed it would in my head. While thinking about ways to convey winter on paper, I challenged myself to create the appearance of frost on a window pane. Hmmm…I searched over my stamps looking for tiny snowflakes or textures that could offer the look I was going for. I was about to give up when I came across the thatched background from the You’ve Got This stamp set. Perfect! Here’s the black-and-blue Christmas card I made with that thatched background stamp:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Arbor-ific! I can’t get enough of this grove of trees. Hey! I did some research for this post – wasn’t sure there was an official word for a small collection of trees, so I looked it up. I was prepared to call it a bundle of trees, but grove is a better term. I also liked copse, but that’s most appropriate for small trees or bushes. These trees are not small. The point is…I can’t get enough of these trees. They are gorgeous when stamped alone or when you stamp the grove of trees to create a forest of trees (see an example of that here). I should be an arborist!
- Choosing a Card Base. More often than not, I choose a dark, grounding color for the base of my cards. I tend to believe that it grounds the card and pulls the eye toward the focal image of the card. In this case, though, I chose to mount my simple panel on a base of Soft Sky. I think it lightens the image and contributes to the airy, soft feel of the project.
- Soft and Bold. There’s nothing spectacular about this combination of colors. At the same time, there’s something very spectacular about it. The crisp white is softly touched by the Soft Sky ink and then boldly attacked by the Basic Black. I love that these images capture so much contrasting texture that looks so good together. If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:
Stamp Sets: Wonderland, You’ve Got This, Happy Scenes Papers: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Soft Sky Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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