So, today my son and I decorated the living room with Halloween decorations. He's quite excited. :-) I have to admit I love Halloween. This will be the first year my husband and I haven't dressed up with our son since he first really started going trick or treating. I just didn't have to time to get the costumes together. :-( Oh well, it'll still be fun.
Anyway, I digress. (what else is new? LOL) I have a card to share today that I made with a few challenges in mind. I think I'm getting in under the wire at two of them. Oh, the life of a procrastinator. Well, it's never boring. :-) So, I'm linking up to Addicted to CAS
and their code word is Transparent. Also, linking up to Less is More
and their challenge is Trees. I'm going to link this up at CAS-ology
where their challenge is Country. So, here's my card...
Now, I've used some vellum paper for my main focal point. First, I printed off a free digi image from Beccy's Place
. I actually printed two. I trimmed them down to be the same size after I flipped one over and placed it behind the other. I splattered both with some white acrylic paint to mimic snow and adhered the two pieces together. This gives the trees some dimension don't you think? I sponged some Olive StazOn lightly around the edges. I cut a white panel and adhered my vellum trees to it and then attached the ribbon and bow. Then I attached the panel to my card base with foam dots. I have to say I quite like the effect of this layered vellum. I may have to experiment some more. I will make a note here that if you are planning to print on vellum to use a laser printer. An ink jet won't work and will bead and smudge. :-) So, obviously this is good for the Less is More challenge cause of the trees. Now, my vellum isn't quite transparent (for Addicted to CAS) but it's close. :-) Hopefully, it's okay. And when I think of the word "country" (for CAS-ology) I always think of trees. :-) Now, I've got another Christmas card done. I actually think I've got almost all I need completed for this year. Wooohooo!
Well, thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day!
Beautiful interpretation of the code word! I love the sparkle and the dimension. Thanks for playing at ATCAS. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Kim, your card is gorgeous - that layered vellum is beautiful and I love your "snowflakes". Such a pretty, serene Christmas card!ReplyDelete
The vellum just adds that bit of mist to your perfect country scene! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!ReplyDelete
Love the layered and offset vellum, Kim! Very clever and beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh MY what a brilliant effect you have created here. The use of vellum was inspired and the added sparkle looks superb!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining us!
"Less is More"
This is gorgeous and dramatic! What a great technique! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!ReplyDelete
I love the tree, the snow scene look so real!! beautiful work!!!!ReplyDelete
What a winner, Kim! Another card of yours that I'm pinning. I am so fascinated by this wintery misty/snowy pine forest scene that you have created and then wrapped in a bow for us! Stunning!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Congrats to the HM over at CAS-ology! This card totally deserved it!ReplyDelete
These trees are so lovely. I have to go and try this now. Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyDelete