Friday, December 25, 2009

In the Woods

Hello and Happy Holidays! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was very nice, spent having fun with family. Now I'm looking forward to stamping with new goodies. ;)

My card today is another gift card holder I made the other day.

I began with a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock and covered the bottom half with torn Post-it Notes, then sponged So Saffron (SU) ink.

Sponged Going Gray ink.

Sponged Creamy Caramel ink.

I moved the Post-it Notes to make some snow banks, sponging with Creamy Caramel each time.

I decided I wanted to stamp just the smaller of the two trees stamp, from Life is Good, and thought it would be easier to use if I cut that stamp into two pieces. I made the cut so there would be an angle that would make it easier to line them up again. It worked beautifully and they snug right up when I place them together on the blog.

I stamped the small tree a few times, using Creamy Caramel ink, stamping a second time before re-inking, to make it look like there were trees in the distance.

Stamped the tree again, this time with Chocolate Chip ink.

Inked up the top of the tree lined bank and stamped with Chocolate Chip ink, stamping a second time without re-inking.

Used an opaque white gel pen to add some snowy highlights to the tree limbs.

Stamped the grass several times with Creamy Caramel ink, only inking up the top part of the stamp.

Stamped the deer with Chocolate chip ink.

Stamped the tree from Tree Silhouettes with Chocolate Chip ink.

Sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges, then assembled.

The gift card base is the same size as the one in my last post, 8.5 by 10, and scored at 4 1/3 and 8 1/2 inches.

I layered the main panel with Pure Luxury Chocolate Chip and Tan Leather, and used Pure Luxury Ivory for the base.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

18 comments:

Helena said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for all that you share on your tutorials!

craftieodamae said...

What a beautiful card, love your scene

mochamama said...

That is one beautiful card and your tutorial is the best!

Gidget-Trish said...

Wow! This card is incredibly beautiful. I always seem to be drawn to scenic pictures. I so enjoy coming to your blog every day to see your latest creation. Thanks for all the inspiration and fantastic tutorials!
Trish

Karen Knegten said...

OMG Theresa- what a beautiful scene!
I am going to have to try doing this and maybe I will come a little bit close! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Karen Knegten

Beth S said...

Theresa this is a knockout! I love your tutorials and this one is outstanding. Merry Christmas!

Natalie said...

Thanks so much for sharing the tutorials, I'm learning so much!! Beautiful gift card holder, more like a gift of art!

Gloria Westerman said...

Wow Theresa again you put out the best art work out there. I love it... thanks for the tutorials...

Sandy Knecht said...

Fabulous card, Theresa! Thank you for another great tutorial.

Payne Holler Cards said...

just awesome!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful scene! I must buy this stamp set and try ....maybe I could attempt doing a scene if I follow your great tutorial.

Marimer said...

Es una maravilla de trabajo, Theresa, me encanta todo el tutorial siempre te dire lo mismo, pero es lo que siento, eres una gran profesional y artista.
Feliz fin de año y sobre todo gran año 2010, de salud, amor, prosperidad y creatividad, para que sigas enseñándonos. Bss

Lisa Kind said...

Oh Theresa! This is so lovely! I love your tutorials, as well! Thanks for taking the time to show your stamping process! So inspirational! Happy New Year!

Betty N said...

This is awesome! Your scenes are always so realistic -
always beautifully done!

Cynthia said...

I love the dimension you've created with this snowy scene. It's beautiful!

Sherry said...

Theresa your card is so pretty! I just love how you created the winter scene with the snowy hills what great dimension! I needed a card for my DH BD and hope you don't mind that I cased your card, you are such an Inspiration! .. here's mine if you'de like to see it! http://www.inkyallover.blogspot.com/

Tina Gilliland said...

I MUST try this!! My dad would love it!!! Perfect setting!!

Connie said...

Heading over to Gina K's to get that stamp set. Your card is gorgeous!