So, I finished all my Christmas Cards and got them all mailed off. I like the two designs I came up with (one for the Holiday Card Exchange I participate in, and the other for my immediate family and friends), but I recently purchased the "Winter Scene" stamp and coordinating die set from Simon Says Stamp, and I just HAD to play with it! This set is SO adorable! There's a frame with a snowy hillside, and several smaller stamps you can use to build sweet little scenes including a small house (which I didn't use), two deer, pine trees, mountains, the moon and stars, and a string of lights. It also has a few sentiments like "Merry Christmas" and "May all your wishes come true". I had a few pieces of flannel printed cardstock left over from my earlier cards, and whipped together this little design:
I coloured everything with Prismacolor pencils and used gamsol to blend out the sky. I used my clear Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle to the Christmas lights, the moon and stars, and the snow on the trees, mountains, and hillside. I then used my Glossy Accents on the Christmas lights and the moon and stars for extra shine, and a little dimension. I adhered it to the plaid cardstock, stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment underneath, and put it all on a pre-folded white card base. It took about an hour all together to make this card, but it was a lot of fun, and I'm glad a decided to play with this stamp set before putting all my Christmas stamps away for the season! Cheers!