The Ornament fun continues! This week’s ornament is a Christmas Lake Scene (before the lake freezes) with a holiday Loon & Poinsettia.
I was really happy with how the stamped water from Cabin by the Lake, turned out! The natural wood color added depth to the ripples in the water. Adding Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen as highlights on the water, makes the lake look like it is glistening as light bounces on the water.
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I created this card by first stamping in this order:
Next came blending the sky. Using the largest brushes in a circular motion, starting around the moon and working out towards the cardstock’s outer edges in “rings” of color. I used the following ink colors (from Catherine Pooler) in this order:
Finishing the card with adding the bats over the moon. Coated the pumpkins with a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and add to card with pop dots.
Today, I am starting a new Christmas series. Every Friday until Christmas, I will have a new Holiday Ornament for your tree. The base medium for each ornament will be the same wooden disks as used in my posts, Make & Take at “Junkie Fest 2018”and Holiday Fishes for the Tree. Wooden disks make a great ornament “canvas” for stamping on directly and for adhering stamped cut-outs. I LOVE stamping with them!
To start this series off … I have 2 ornaments for you!
For this ornament, I first stamped the ice skates and holly with berries on, Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah, after cutting them with the coordinating KSS SVG cut files. The separate pieces make it easy to loosely position the skates and holly on the wood disk to determine where the pine branch would look best.
Stamp the pine branch (using Palette ink) directly onto the wood disk. Coat pine cones with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).
Adhere ice skates with pop dots. Coat the ice skate blades with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
Adhere holly berries area directly to the skates and holly leaves to the wood disk with pop dots. Coat the holly berries & leaves with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
I used the same “game plan” for this ornament as the figure skates ornament above. Using Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah and the coordinating KSS SVG cut files,
a small snowman with his top hat on
small pine tree
a snowy cabin
a puff of smoke (or cloud) from Cabin by the Lake.
Stamp all cutouts following color recipes from the links below.
Loosely position the cabin and small pine tree on the wood disk to determine where the snowy pine trees will look best behind the cabin.
Stamp the “background” snowy pines (Palette ink) directly on the wood disk. Add glitter in the “snow” areas with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen (from Zig).
Next assembling cutout & stamped layers:
Add the snowy cabin with pop dots and covered the roof with a Wink of Stella Clear Pen. [NOTE: I squeezed a bit to hard when using the Wink of Stella pen over the snowy roof and the glitter is thicker than in other places where used on this ornament, therefore making the roof look gray in the photo. :(]
Small Pine Tree: Using pop dots where the small pine overlapped the snowy cabin and double stacked pop dots where the pine tree (left of the cabin) will attach to the pine disk. Add Wink of Stella Clear Pen to tops of branches.
Adhere left side of snow mound directly to the right of the pine tree and a pop dot (right side past pine tree) where snow mound is over the cabin. Coat snow mound with Wink of Stella Clear Pen.
Add the snowman at the bottom directly to snow mound and with a pop dot at the snowman’s middle and head to the cabin behind. Coat snow only of the snowman with Wink of Stella Clear Pen
Lastly, slide the smoke cloud behind the cabin and trim off the bottom if necessary. Add pop dots and side smoke under the chimney.
I still love how a multi-step stamped image gives a clean & simple, single layer card pop with an image full depth!
An old friend who was trying multi-step stamps for the first time exclaimed after finishing her first stamped image … “It is like Magic!” A single-layered card can really spotlight that multi-step “Magic”!
Today, I have two single layered, C&S cards to share today. One is a Sweet Thank You card and the other is a Heartfelt Sympathy card.
What is your favorite image to stamp when making C&S cards?
For a Winter color scheme, I change the background trees to pine and omitted the birch tree leaves. For both Snowy Pine Trees and Rolling Hills – Step #1 I used VersaMark & Kaleidoscope embossing powder for the snowy ground and to make the larger pine trees stand out in front of the smaller pine trees. The sparkle doesn’t really show in the photo.