I’ve been reaching for my Winter Woods stamp set (and coordinating In the Woods Dies) a lot lately. Maybe it’s because I’m hoping for the Summer weather to be over? The trees are beautiful – there’s no denying it. Here’s my card with the gorgeous Winter Woods stamp set:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- Winter Woods & Jolly Season Dies. I’ve been reaching for my Winter Woods stamp set (and coordinating In the Woods Dies) a lot lately. Maybe it’s because I’m hoping for the Summer weather to be over? The trees are beautiful – there’s no denying it. I chose these leafless trees for this week’s sketch. What a gorgeous grove of trees – you can just feel the cool air, can’t you? Here’s a look at the Winter Woods stamp set (from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog):I had an amazing technique in mind when I inked up the trees – I used my sponge brayer to apply ink to the trees (darker at the base and lighter at the tops of the trees). I was SO READY for it to be gorgeous, but I think I over-brayered it such that the entire image was equally inked. I tried. ♥ I used the Jolly Season Dies (part of the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle) to crop a perfect “‘Tis the Season” sentiment for the front of my card. Here’s a look at the Holly Jolly Christmas Bundle:
- Wink Wink. I often use my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to give a shiny, non-messy appeal to my projects. After I cropped “‘Tis the Season” from the Jolly Season Dies, I painted over the letters with my Wink of Stella brush. What a shine! AND – what’s better – I didn’t end up with glitter all over everything. 🙂 It’s a subtle shine (bet you didn’t notice it in the first picture), but the shine is definitely there.
- Color Combination. My card doesn’t pull in any Pool Party, but the Pretty Peacock checkered paper (with lighter shades of Pretty Peacock) from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper looks like Pool Party to me. The lighter shade looks great with the darker share – and, together, they look amazing with Real Red. If you like this combination of Pool Party, Pretty Peacock and Real Red, please save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Winter Woods Papers: 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Pretty Peacock), Pretty Peacock, Real Red, Whisper White Inks: Pretty Peacock Accessories: Jolly Season Dies, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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