Mountain Adventure

By | December 28, 2016

For Christmas, I always give my nephews money.  (It’s what they want!)

Since I don’t put much effort into their gifts, I like to put a little extra effort into their cards.  This year, I decided to use the Mountain Adventure stamp set.  It’s perfect!  As a family, we frequently gather in Mammoth Lakes for the holidays, so I think this stamp set will make my nephews think of the scenery we see outside my mom’s windows.

I love spending  White Christmases at my mom’s house.  The glistening snow, blanketed roof tops, and majestic mountains make me happy.

When I saw this stamp set, I couldn’t resist buying it.  There are lots of little pieces you can use to create your own custom Winter scene.  I particularly love the skis, chairlift and little sign posts.

I stamped my scenes with Black Archival ink on watercolor paper, which I cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Then, I watercolored them with an Aqua Painter.  I had fun painting sections of the scene with water and then letting the colors bleed.

For a rustic look, I created wood backgrounds by stamping the Hardwood stamp with Early Espresso ink on Soft Suede cardstock.  Then, I layered my wood panels over some plaid paper from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.

Finally, I added die cut words using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies.

Supplies used on my cards:

Don’t miss the year-end Close Out sale!  There are tons of products on sale.  Click on the photo below to check out what’s still available.

Have a wonderful week!  (Check back later for a post on alternative Paper Pumpkin projects.)

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