I'm extremely time challenged for the next few weeks but I'm still determined to stick with my Christmas card a week goal. So I got stuck right in when I saw this weeks Merry Monday challenge. Mind you this week the challenge was a TicTac Toe square, a type challenge I've never done before!
Where do you actually start or settle?? But settle I did on the first horizontal row - Blue, Dry Embossing and Snow.
I wanted to create a cluster of trees with the snow coming down and to get that effect I tried to partial emboss for the first time - and it mostly worked. I played with old and new for this. One of my oldest SU! sets, Lovely as a Tree and new embossing folder (for the lace border detail) and plate (for the snowflakes). Lots of white craft ink rubbed gently over the embossing brings out the snowflake and lace patterns. Spots of light come from the ribbon and sentiment strip and kind of balance out the darkness of the tree cluster (did you spot the little birdy I added in there ;). I couldn't help adding just a bit of sparkle too on the snowflakes and lace to finish it all off too.
Lots of inky fun in this one and I was pretty happy with how it came together :)
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Tag it # 9 (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, White Craft
Accessories: Delicate Designs embossing folder, Bitty Banners framelits, Word Window punch, Peace be still Impression plate (Papertrey Ink), Whisper White organza ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way glue pen, sponge, Doubled sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals