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