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Monday, December 23, 2019

Itty Bitty Christmas, Winter Woods, Christmas Card

I was trying to find a stamp set to play with today and I ran across the "Winter Woods" set. I have not played with it in a while and actually I have not played with it much at all. So all the more reason to take it off the shelf and have some fun

I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods set using Versa Mark. I stamped them twice on Whisper White card stock.  I used a 4" x 5-1/4" which I cut down later.  I made sure I stamped the trees low on the card stock. I was going to have some ground showing but it turned out SO ugly that I had to cut it off.  I know I share the good, the bad and the ugly with you, but this one was beyond ugly!!! LOL  Once I cut off the foreground the card looked SO much better.  But then I had a short card. We'll discuss that part a bit later.  I embossed the trees using white embossing powder.

I sponged on some inks for the background. I made a 1" circle mask for the moon. Much like yesterday's card, I sponged on some Bermuda Bay first. Then some Pacific Point over it, making sure I started at the top and left most of the ink up there.  As I went down the card (rolling the brayer across from side to side), the color got lighter.  And then the last color was Night of Navy.  When I was done with inking the sky, I did go over the moon lightly so it wasn't SO bright. 

I used my Chalk pen for the stars.  I just took the cap, inserted the tip of the pen on the edge and flicked the tip so the Chalk ink would splatter.  And yes, I did ruin my pen tip. It's not like the other markers, it's more brittle. So I guess I will keep that one for flicking and buy a new one for writing.  Live and learn!

I will tell you what I did to the foreground but I won't show you (besides, it's cut off and in the recycling waste basket).  I sponged on some Mossy Meadow and it was too green, even though it was the darkest green I had.  SO I sponged on some Crumb Cake, which made it even uglier.  Then I took it to the paper cutter and cut it off at the edge where the trunks met the tree branches, resulting in a short card.  It measured 5" x 2-7/8".  SO to make that part better, I cut another 1/4" off one side.  Then I cut a 5-1/4" x 3-1/8" piece of Night of Navy for the layer.  I taped the two pieces together. 

Next I set them on top of the card to see where the words would go.  I knew I needed some long words and these were the longest I had.  They are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set.  I stamped them using Night of Navy ink.

I set the layered image piece in place using Dimensionals and the card was done. It's an okay card. Not the look I was going for but it is what it is.

I can't believe it's only two days until Christmas and then no more Christmas sets.  Though the one "Snow Front" set can be used for some winter birthday cards. I may resort to that one until I send in my order from the spring catalog.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,

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