Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Wonderland of Holiday Cards

Last night I dreamed about making all kinds of Christmas cards. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and couldn't quit thinking about it (can we say OCD). So, around 6:00 a.m. I finally got up, grabbed a cup of coffee and headed to my craft room.

As you can see, I made quite a bit of progress. I'm going to post photos of each card over the next few days. Let's start with the first card. I'm going to enter this card in the winter fun challenge.

I used Stampin' Up images from the Christmas Lodge, Winter Post and You're a Gem stamp sets. I used Stampin' Up cardstock in Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Marina Mist. I added glitter cardstock from DCWV.

I stamped the image of the skaters on a 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black ink from Stampin' Up. I colored the image using Stampin' Up markers in Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Blush

I stamped the tree image on the same piece of Whisper White, using Old Olive ink. Then I used Baja Breeze ink and a blending tool from Tim Holtz to add a bit of color to the sky. I used a mask in the background to give the look of a snow-covered hillside.
I added snow with Liquid Applique from CTMH. I heated it with my heat tool. While it was still tacky, I sprinkled the snow with Dazzling Diamonds.
I matted this on a piece of Baja Breeze and added it to a white card base.
Check back for information about the other cards I created today. I also have about 6 more card projects saved in my Gypsy as well as 5 or 6 designs in my head. I probably should sketch them out before I forget. Unfortunately, that's now how I work. I never really know what I'm going to do until I sit down and get into my creative zone.

Thanks for Stopping by and Happy Crafting!
Dana Desmond


  1. This card is stunning! I love, love, love the tree with it's snow accents! And the glitter on the snow is fabulous! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  2. wow this is just gorgeous. fantastic job. thanks so much for sharing with us at WW :)

  3. BEAUTIFUL! The details on that tree is stunning and your coloring and pretty winter scene is delightful! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!