For Technique Thursday this week, I have such a fun card to share using the Wonderland stamp set. I realize that I’ve been using this stamp set a lot lately, buy I’m just in love with it!!! The more I use it, the more ideas I get. I got inspiration for this card while talking to my friend during Stamp Club last week. She mentioned that she had seen a real pretty card with black trees and gold embossing. I didn’t go looking for the card she was specifically talking about, but it gave me the idea to create this silver one.
I love the combination of silver and navy. It’s just so, so elegant. I knew that I wanted to make a navy / purple card, so I just naturally gravitated towards silver embossing.
To create this card, I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock, and I sponged the sky with Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Island Indigo and Night of Navy. After getting the sky significantly dark, I used Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the Wonderland trees. I stamped both straight from the ink pad, and stamping off once.
After rubbing the whole paper with an embossing buddy (super important step), I stamped and embossed the trees in silver.
To create the snow layers, I used my Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies! OK, I know you probably wouldn’t have guessed that, but those edgelits are great for making nice curvy hills. I mainly used the tree edgelit, which has a nice long curved end to it.
After cutting the hills, I sponged them lightly.
Finally, I added the greeting, Silver Cording Trim and Winter Wonderland Embellishment. Then, the final touch was the single rhinestone star.
If you look carefully, you can see the shimmer from the Shimmery White paper. It’s one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products, and it’s especially lovely on Christmas cards.
Supplies used on my card:
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Hope you’re finding time to make your holiday cards. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help your crafting needs.