Friday, November 8, 2013

Christmas Peace for Nonni's Christmas Challenge #1 - Focus on Stamping

Hello friends - back again tonight with another post and card to share with you.  I've really wanted to support my ATS&M DT buddy Nonni in her new Christmas Card Challenges - but lately have hardly had time to keep up with my own DT responsibilities (and life in general).  But... when I was getting ready for the current Addicted to Stamps and More (ATS&M) Photo challenge (see below) I made two cards so that I would have one to enter in  the Let's Get Inky - Stamp A Happy Christmas.    For this first challenge the team wants us to focus on stamping - not embellishments.  Following that idea, I didn't use any designer paper and went to town stamping.  Here's my card:

I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped each tree using VersaMark ink and heat embossed them using silver.  Then I dotted all over the cardstock with a Versamark pen and added a bit more silver embossing powder.  Using my brayer and an ink pad I went over the top of all my embossing until I had pretty smooth coverage and wiped the ink off of the embossing.  After letting it dry for awhile I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it as well.  I matted this on top of some brushed silver cardstock.  A much messier process than I usually do when I make a card, but do like how it turned out. Really hard to get a good photo of though - sorry.

This is the photo I used for inspiration (the current challenge is still going on until the 11th):
it would be great if you had a chance to join both of these fun challenges.  Nonni's Stamplorations challenge will go until December 24th.  There's a prize sponsor at both challenge :o)  

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me - I'm sure glad that you did. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D


  1. Danielle, I love all this embossing, great Xmas scene. Thanks for joining us again at Nonni's Xmas challenge x

  2. That's so beautiful! The sky looks very realistic, what a lovely scene. Thank you so much for joining in the fun in my challenge! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Danielle! Love the row of silver trees and the blue brayered sky. Fabulous card to cover the two challenges! Loll xx


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