Thursday, December 18, 2014

Silent Night....

Hi, everyone!

Mood Board at Simon Says Stamp
Tonight's post features the Christmas card I made for Dad. Since he's a bit of an artist, I thought he would appreciate the artsy feel of this card -- which is just a tad outside of my normal paper-piecing and/or heat-embossing wheelhouses.  He also isn't the jolliest of people when it comes to Christmas traditions. So, a non-Christmas Christmas card seemed like a good choice for him. Either way, it's a one-and-only -- no multiples of this one. Hope he likes it!

I'm linking this to the current Winter Inspiration challenge at Simons Says Stamp. The inspiration for this card came from the tree photo in the bottom right corner of the SSS mood board.

Hero Arts OWH Forest stencil;
Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, applied with a wooden craft stick
Distress Inks chipped sapphire and milled lavender,
applied with Ranger blending tools on watercolor paper;
 Wish the picture turned out better. This card really is much more striking in real life -- really!

After I finished inking and pasting the stencil, I decided to mount the image on watercolor paper and write on the back... ala a postcard.
Parting Thoughts

December Challenge
Dec. 1 - Dec. 21
Hope your holiday preparations are going well. We're pretty close to be being done here. Now, if only the weather forecasters would be wrong about that Christmas Eve storm...

The December 21 deadline for the current Words 2 Scrap By challenge is fast approaching. This month's words are Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, and there are a couple of MFT stamp sets included in our prize package! We know that December is such a crazy month, but we hope you will find a little time to join us for this month's challenge.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. What a wonderful card you've made with those beautiful blue colors! I love the trees, and the peaceful, serene feeling this card gives! It's absolutely beautiful!

  2. This is so atmospheric - I can almost hear the wolves howling in the background!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
    Caryn xxx

  3. Wowzer, Sybrina--this is absolutely stunning! I know your dad will treasure this work of art!