Saturday, November 23, 2013

Stamp N Plus Seasons Greetings

Happy Saturday. I hope it finds you well with many blessings surrounding you and comfort in your heart as these days are hard on each one of us for a multitude of reasons. Hopefully with the holidays around the corner you can find joy in family, friends and community events. It all starts next week with the sales and crazy shopping sprees but I hope you don't lose sight of what is truly the reason for the season.

With that said I have a holiday card to share. The sentiment stamp Season's Greetings and Winter Maple tree stamp are by Stamp N Plus. They have a large variety of stamps available for any type of crafting project. Stop by the Stamp N Plus Website for pages of fabulous stamps.

The window was cut out using my Cricut and the Christmas Noel cartridge which unfortunately is discontinued. But they have a couple of other window dies that I have my eyes on like THIS which is rounded and THIS one which is straight.

So I cut the back piece and stamped on it the tree stamp twice in green Memento Ink. I staggered them a little so I could add snow that looked like it was on hills. Next I inked the sky Broken China distress ink color with an ink blender. And finally I drew some hills with my Stickles and moved it to the side to dry.

The window frame was also white and I wanted to change it up a little bit. I used Brushed Corduroy distress ink again with an ink blender and made the frame really stand out by spraying it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. The pictures just don't do them justice. I moved the frame to the drying area and continued on with the rest of my card. Distress inks, Stickles and Perfect earls are all products from Ranger Industries.

The patterned paper manufacturer is unknown for two reasons; first the background paper was a gift I won as a door prize at a crop and second the strip of paper the sentiment is on is from the Scrapbook Outlet and they get their paper from many different manufacturers. Neither piece of paper had a company name on the back.

The sentiment stamp is a beautiful font which I heat embossed with white embossing powder also by Stamp N Plus. HERE is a link to it. To the snowflake on my card  is a brad by Creative Imaginations.

Once the pieces of the window are dry I applied foam adhesive on the frame and adhered it to the background. I really love making this type of scene card, so be prepared for some more this holiday season.

If anyone has the dies I mentioned above or something similar and you want to do a small swap for some of these windows, I would be thrilled to trade with you. I will make the frames brown for you or keep them white-pick your fancy.
 *I'm totally serious-email me at grohcm at gmail dot com so we can exchange contact information.*

As always, thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend.



10 comments:

  1. Hi thanks for sharing this fab card with us at Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, unfortunately you haven't included any of the items on our list and so this is not eligible for our competition, sorry! Wendy DT xx

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  2. I love your card, the embossed Christmas looks so good against the blue paper. I also like the Christmas DP. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  3. Lovely card, fab image and design. Thanks for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

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  4. Great card, love your design, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments
    Alex x

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  5. Beautiful card Cindy. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky for our birthday celebration. Pat K x

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  6. Love the 3D window popping up!
    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT

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  7. Pretty window scene! Love the outside view. Just too cute! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week and hope to see you again soon! --Gail

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  8. Cindy: Your card is beautiful. I love the 3D window.

    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs
    Divya
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://pinkpapercastle.blogspot.in/

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  9. Hi, Cindy: Your card is beautiful! Glad you participated in our "Snow [or Use only White]" Challenge.

    The Simply Create Too Design Team will be taking the remainder of December to spend time with our families. Please join us again on 3 January 2014 for our next challenge and Birthday Bash. We'll have lots of crafting fun!

    Merry Christmas & Happy 2014,

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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