Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Wonderland

So today I realized that I had to have a Christmas card for an open house that we were invited to. Ooops...I had forgotten about it. So what to do when you don't have a lot of time? Then I remembered that I had this gorgeous image from Gingerloft. It is a snow laden wilderness scene.

The trees are draped with lots of snow and it is truly a winter wonderland. So the first thing that I did was to decide what colors I wanted to use with it. The image itself looks beautiful without coloring, but I figured I would heat emboss Christmas Tinsel on the main tree. I love this particular embossing powder as it makes the snow not only look like snow, but it also has little bits of glitter in it so when the light shines just right on it, the snow looks like it has little twinkling lights on it. I used a snowflake stamp with Versa mark to stamp the base of the card...and used that same stamp with Stampin Up's Brocade Blue ink on the white background paper. The corner punch used on the corners was a 3 in 1 bought at Michaels.

I used my Stampin Up watercolor pencils to color the sky and added Star Dust stickels, bought at Micheals, underneath the tree. I then added a white ribbon with Merry Christmas written on it in silver with blue ribbon (both bought at Michaels) to match the paper.


Scrappin Chris said...

If you hadn't have said you did it in hurry, I wouldn't have known. Looks wonderful!!

Sara I. said...

HOLY MOLY!!!! This is your best card yet - I seriously cannot believe how gorgeous this is!! I love the sky - looks almost real as does your snowy trees nailed it!

ThePurplePlace said...

Charlene - Aww.....such a pretty card and I'm so happy you shared it with us over at the CDAC Group. Thank you!

I also understand about being SUPER busy with all the Holiday prep and wanted to wish you an very special Happy Holiday, just in case I don't see you too much between now and the big day!

It's been a job to meet you and I'm happy to be one of your blog followers!

Hugs and Holiday Happiness!

PresentStorm said...

wow girl this is amazing.. I love the snow and the stamped snowflakes! you knocked this one outta the park

Guylou said...

This card is beautiful and classy!!! It really captures the aweseome feeling of a white Christmas! Love it!

Shelly's Images said...

This is a stunning card Charlene! I love it!!!!!

Gina L said...

I love the bling you added to the image. It's so pretty. This is a very elegant card!

elenor said...

Beautiful card you've made! =)
Great photos from Canada too! =)
I have a friend who lives in Kelowna, if you know where that is! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Charlene said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments.

Elenor...I know Kelowna parents live on the just outside of Kelowna going East towards Alberta.

Tammy said...

Hi Charlene! This card is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE how you added the sparkle to the picute...fantastic idea! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year!
Hugs, Tammy

Maria Matter said...

omgosh, this is absolutely STUNNING Charlene!!! WOWZA!
Merry Christmas hun!!

Kim Kelley said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love that scene!

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