January 19, 2014

Magical

Well, I had some fun the other morning, in my craft room playing with one of my new stamps from Christmas.  I've admired this stamp for some time and was very excited that my husband got it for me.  :-).  It's called Snowy Cabin by Inkadinkado.




Isn't it a lovely stamp?  Anyway, I got to use it for Festive Friday's first challenge of the year.  So excited they are back.  :-). Their challenges are changing slightly.  Basically, it's now an inspiration photo.  What a great photo to start off with too!  Check it out...


Fabulous isn't it?  I thought of my new stamp instantly.  Since my stamp is new I'm also linking up to Addicted to CAS where there code word is "new"!  Also going to link up at Christmas Cards All Year Round where they have an "anything goes" challenge this month.

So I made this card by stamping my snowy cabin in black dye base ink (SU!) and then coloured in the cabin in red with a charcoal pencil.  I added some glitter to the roof and the snow on the tree (SU!) which, as usual, is incredibly hard to see in the photo.  Trust me, it's very sparkly.  Then I cut out the word magical with my Slice machine twice.  Once out of white glimmer paper and once out of a pale green glimmer paper.  I darkened both somewhat by sponging black ink on them.  I attached them to the card slightly offset to create a drop shadow look.  I stamped the "season" in black.  It's a part of a sentiment stamp that says "Enjoy the Season" by Hero Arts (LP209).  I layered it on some red cardstock then a light grey card base.  Love the look of this stamp!

Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely day!  :-)

11 comments:

  1. wow Kim, what the perfect stamp for the photo...it was made for this! I love how your house pops in red and the added sparkle is great...oh I see you have linked it up to ATCAS, thanks for playing along with us as well, great to see you x

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  2. LOVE this idea of selectively colouring a very busy scenic stamp. It really makes the cabin pop and become the focal point of the card! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

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  3. What a pretty card! That beautiful image works perfectly for the inspiration photo and I love how you just colored the bard red! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Festive Friday! :)

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  4. This is so homey and cozy, Kim! I love that red log cabin; this scene is the epitome of winter to me and your sentiment is spot in--it IS a "magical season!" Thanks for playing along this week!

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  5. Beautiful scene!!! Love your stamping and colours! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

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  6. Hola Kim, fabulous your stamp and similar to the photo your card, great idea!, beautiful card!
    Hugs from Palma de Mallorca.Spain

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  7. Oh, Kim...I LOVE it! Such a perfect match to our inspiration!!! LOVE your cut sentiment...it fits in there perfectly...that was a great idea! Beautiful card...so happy to have you back with us!!!

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  8. Oh my goodness! It's so perfect for that inspiration photo! Love how you made the cabin pop with color. Gorgeous!

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  9. This is such a winner, Kim!! Your Mister did well getting you this beautiful image and you did well bringing it to life for all of us!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. x

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