It's Christmas Eve . . .
Wishing you and yours
a wonderful and safe Christmas.
Although I meant this post to mainly be a greeting to all you celebrating Christmas, I wanted to also include a tutorial on how to create a card like this in case you feel like doing a little creating in the next few days.
A card that is easy to create, it is completely one layer:
Bermuda Bay cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Bermuda Bay ink
Gray Granite ink
Snow Front stamp set (page 45, Holiday Catalog)
Retired Joy stamp
Pigment Sprinkles ((page 179, Annual Catalog) I used Bermuda Bay for this snow scene.
Water Spritzer Bottle
Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
The main portion of your card will be done on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles and water on a Craft Mat.
To make the background:
Sprinkle a tiny bit of Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles in the center of a Craft Mat. Spritz with water until bubbles of color have formed. Lay the cardstock directly on top of these bubbles, dragging it around a bit. Look at it. If too much water has accumulated in any spots, dab it off with the corner of a paper towel. You will have some white spots remaining. Even though you don't want the cardstock to be completely covered with color, you want the white areas to be sporadic. Repeat the first step, and continue doing so until you are happy with the background.
Use the Heat Tool to dry the piece before moving on to the next step.
Once it is completely dry, use the various stamps from the Snow Front set to create a winter scene that appeals to you. You could either copy my sample or create something completely new. If you have a blank spot with no stamping in the lower center, the way the sample shows, stamp the word "joy" or another substitute in that spot.
Making sure the adhesive goes close to the edge and the corners of the stamped piece -- since it will be somewhat warped -- adhere the finished scene to the card base.
Once again, I hope you are able to enjoy the beauty, peace and love of the Season. If you don't celebrate Christmas, may you also experience beauty, peace and love in your life.