Saturday, October 30, 2010

Unity A Beautiful Sight - A Winter Wonderland

Hi and welcome :-)

I made this clean and simple DT Christmas card with a new Unity stamp called 'A Beautiful Sight' that Fat Cat's Card Corner sent to me this week.  The words behind the tree are from the Christmas song:  Winter Wonderland - which is one of my favourite Christmas songs.  I know it's Summer here at Christmas, but I still love all things "snowy" for my Christmas cards.  And I especially LOVE white and gold Christmas cards - they just seem to speak "elegant" which I hope is what I achieved with my card.  It is very, very difficult to take good photographs of gold on a card - I tried outside in the sun, but the gold looked all dark and miserable or reflected so much sunlight, the white background all but disappeared, so did a compromise and photographed it in my home with reflected sunlight from my kitchen window but with the overhead kitchen downlights on to show up some sparkle.  Not easy - but I hope you get the idea of what it really looks like - and it is much nicer IRL!

The snowflakes embossing is one of the folders from the Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set (there are 6 folders in the set).  I stamped the tree with gold pigment ink and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder, then diecut the panel with my Deckled Rectangle Nesties and popped the panel up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).

I diecut two snowflakes and popped them up on 2mm mounts, then added a dot of gold pearl dimensional paint in the centres - does take quite a while to dry though (at the time of writing this post, it's now some hours since I did it, and it's still not quite dry - probably will take overnight). You can get this paint at Riot Art and Craft Stores, and comes in a little bottle about the size of Stickles/Kindyglitz and isn't expensive.

The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  I'm pretty sure the ribbon came from a $2 Shop and was on a reel that had a couple of metres.


It's been ages since I played one of the Stamp Simply Challenges by Sharon Johnson and this week's challenge is:

Stamp Simply #163 – Tis the Season for Clean and Simple

where Sharon wants us to make a clean and simple card with Christmas or Winter in mind.

Thanks again for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Unity 'A Beautiful Sight' Itty Bitty rubber stamp IB48 (comes as rubber mounted with cling cushion)

Ink:  Versacolor gold pigment

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Snowflakes folder from Winter Wonderland set, Cuttlebug Snowflake #2 die, Spellbinder Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities, gold embossing powder, heat-gun, Bow Easy, gold dimensional fabric paint, 1mm/2mm mounts, Ribbon 1-1/2" - 38mm wide, Cardstock: white


Robyn said...

Well your photography looks great to me and your card looks even better!! Amazing what you can do with the bits and pieces from the $2 shop..I never would have guessed it! I need to make a wedding card...hope you don't mind if I CASE this beautiful design!

Sarah said...

Really classy card Jocelyn. I'm sorry I've not been around much recently but all the cards you've made since I was last here are amazing!
xx :0)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

SO gorgeous! LOVE that white and gold! So glad you played The Stamp Simply Challenge this week -- thanks!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow, superb work. Love the white.
Thanku dear for ur sweet comment on my blog.

Thanks and Regards

Rebecca said...

Wow factor on that card. Beautiful

Janine said...

This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along in the challenge!!

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