Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January Stamp Club Theme Card

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are having a wonderful month. January seems to be flying by but I guess they all fly by anymore. LOL

Last nite we gathered together for the monthly stamp club meeting.

We had a great time, as always. 
It's always great fun catching up with everyone and looking at the cards we've all made.

The January theme was Winter Wonderland.

Have you ever had a card that looks good in person and not good at all in the photograph??
Well this card gave me fits.
The first time I photographed it, the trees in the foreground had no color and on the pic and the trees in the background, I started out using die cuts, using white cs and glitter.
, those die cut trees did not appear to even be there. Too much white.

So, I started over. New card  etc.
On this 2nd card, I used a stamp and stamped the background pine trees.
Assembled everything and added a lighter shade of green to the edges
 of the die cut trees in the foreground,
 but in the pic, it looked yellow - not happy with that at all,
(see below)

Next , I used a medium green and lightly went over that light green edging on the pine trees,
well, it looked better, but just not quite there yet
Lastly, I used a shade darker green and since I was using an alcohol marker,
 I used the blender pen to soften that green outline on the fir trees.
All right!!!
Let me share my final version of the card with you.

There is a lot of glitter on this card,
 however it just doesn't show up very well in this pic.(Sorry)
 I also used dies and an embossing folder 

Sometimes a vision of a card is very hard to get to come to fruition
  and even harder to photograph. LOL

After taking umteen pics, I needed to call this one finished 
or I think I would have decided to redo
 the whole dang card again and I didn't want to do that. 
What a card. LOL

Stamps:  Rubber stamps - Stampscapes - Pine Row (One of my fav's)
Paper/Card Stock
:White CS, Creamy Yellow CS, White Glitter paper (used on the Woodlands Trees), Gray CS to add an edge to the lamppost.
Ink: Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky
Dies Used: Sizzix -  Tim Holtz Thinlits Woodlands, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Lamppost (Steel Rule Die)
Accessories:Glitter, Darice Embossing Folder - Snowflake Swirl, Spectrum Noir - Alcohol Markers

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope this card inspired you.

BTW, I will be back Friday with my Stamp Club Challenge card.
You'll have to stop in then to see what we had to use on our challenge card.

See ya then!!

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