Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas and Birthday Scenes

Here is the Christmas card I sent to Brenda this year. I know she has received it so I can post it now! The base card was stamped with a Visible Image background stamp, Gaudette. The main panel was stamped on glossy card stock using a combination of memento Grape Jelly ink and Adirondack Pool. the trees are Inkylicious Black Forest and the stag is from Stampscapes. I used my mountains and valleys mask and ink dusters to create the snowy drifts and I pinched together the ink duster bristles to make the tree shadows. I finished it with ribbon and a sentiment from craftwork cards. Sorry about the awful photo. I don't see the house in daylight until the weekends at the moment.
My second card is for a friend for her birthday. For this I dusted the middle background in impress lemon yellow ink then added Memento Bahama Blue and Danube Blue each side of the yellow. I stamped the inkylicious grasses and seed heads (Build a meadow) in Danube blue and added a few silver gel pen highlights and stickles. I do like these colours, although again the photo doesn't do it justice!
Thanks for looking!


  1. Beautiful cards,love them

  2. Oh yeah Sally . . . these 2 are brilliant. I am particularly taken with the birthday card though.

    Sarn xxx

  3. These are both strikingly you Sally! I love the way those shadows for the trees have come out & your touches of sparkle in their branches.
    The second is very unusual yet so effective with the implication of sun & sand. Again the glittery details adds beautifully & I love those birds.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. Both dreamy and thoughtful, love the peace they bring.

    Hope your Christmas is wonderful

  5. Both cards are very beautiful, but if I had to choose one it would be the first one. Love the colors, the scene - everything.

  6. Lovely cards, I particularly love the atmosphere of the first one. Have a lovely Christmas!

  7. I am so in love with your scenes. The snow card is fabulous and I love the colours behind the seed heads. Beautiful. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Two beautiful cards Sally - love the snow scene and the gorgeous Inkylicious meadow stamps. Fabulous!

    Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx
    PS - I tried to leave you a comment several times last night but blogger wasn't playing! Hope you get this one! x

  9. two very beautiful cards Sally.
    Merry Christmas
    Lynn x

  10. Yes photos are like that aren't they Sal!!
    Must admit the simplicity of the first one grabs me.. thanks so mcuh for popping over an being an encourager :D

    .. and every blessing for the Christmas season, as we remember the birth of our dear Saviour, love Shaz in oz.x

  11. You do your colors so softly. I would have never guessed that top card has Memento's grape jelly in it. It is such a peaceful card. I want to be there right now breathing in that cold crisp scene! Then I realize my toes would get cold.


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