Well, everyone, this will likely be the last Christmas card I post this year. I'll take a break from making them and start again in January. :-). You may think I'm nuts but I love making them so I never really get tired of it. This card came about because of a challenge going on at Virginia's View Challenge. She wanted distressed so I gave her distressed! LOL. It's not my usual CAS style but I still like the results. Take a look...
So I used a NBUS stamp (the postcard is by Stampendous) and stamped it in brown on tan cardstock. I cut out the oval part with the cabin and did some distressing in the form of sponging ink and tearing up the edges. I coloured in the holly and berries with my Spectrum Noir markers. I took a teal card base and cut an oval window out if it and then attached my postcard frame. Then I added some acetate which I had splattered white paint on to mimic snow. I then stamped the postcard again in blue ink on white paper. I sponged some extra colour lightly here and there. I also added some dazzling diamonds glitter (SU!) to the roof of the cabin and various snow covered areas. Can't see it at all but it's there. :-). I cut out the oval with the cabin, discarding the frame part this time and attached it to the inside of the card to show through. Like I said not quite my usual style but it's rather lovely, isn't it?
I'm linking up to the following challenges:
Kylie is Addicted to Stamps - she's having a Christmas card challenge on her blog. You could win a custom watermark designed by her. Sweet! :-)
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - use a previous 2014 challenge. I used the previous challenge February 2014 which was the theme of Christmas landscape.
Virginia's View Challenge (obviously. LOL) - all things distressed.
Well, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Our house is looking more Christmassy as I get decorations out and up. Thanks for stopping by!