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the wondrous gift is given

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Last night I sat down and wrote in most of my Christmas cards, discovering in the process that I needed a few more.   The inspiration for this one was a picture I saw on a friend’s blog yesterday.  This kind of scene  can be seen around here quite often at sunset or sunrise.

To make it I tore a piece of card to place across the bottom to mask my snowy area.  I positioned it  at the bottom before stamping the trees in versamark.  I embossed them with black and then positioned the masking strip a little higher before sponging my sky, first in Pretty in Pink, then Almost Amethyst,  Going Gray and Bashful Blue.  I sponged a little Amethyst behind the trees and stamped some background trees in Going Grey.  To give the foreground snow a bit of definition I tore tiny strips out of a piece of paper and sponged through the holes.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Wondrous Gift
Inks: Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Bashful Blue, Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Basic Black
Also: black e.p.


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4 Comments on “the wondrous gift is given”

  1. Dee Jackson says:

    This is gorgeous!! I love it. You have some beautiful cards using this set! I may case a few:)

  2. 3livingstones says:

    Oooh…aaah….wow! I’m glad you saw my photo. What a gorgeous card! You’re SO talented!

  3. Tamara says:

    What a beautiful card. It makes me wish we had snow at Christmas.

  4. Joan Fricker says:

    Heather, this is so beautiful. I love the faded trees in the background. This is a great card!

    Joan


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