Thursday, July 11, 2013

Falling Snow

I found this tree in my UFO box.  I used the Poppin' Pastels technique on it.



To do this technique,  stamp the image with VersaMark ink and "pounce" some ink on the VersaMark with a sponge dauber.  In this case, I used a cosmetic swab and added some brown for the trunk and limbs and also some darker green highlights.  There's a full tutorial at SCS.

I saw the Festive Friday challenge was snow,


I knew just what I wanted to do with this image.  So I pulled out my favorite Kars Snowflake embossing folder and added a snowstorm.  I wish I could tell you where to find this amazing folder, but I've just checked and it's not available anywhere that I could find.

Jingle Belles is having a CARDSTOCK CHRISTMAS.  They ask that we use only cardstock and no Decorative Paper on a card.  Was this challenge for me or what?  My hoard of paper is safe for another day!

CAS on Sunday is having CHRISTMAS IN JULY.  That seems to be a popular challenge this month.  And this card is certainly CAS.

Merry Monday is having an ANYTHING GOES for the whole month of July.  There's some awesome cards in that gallery.  Lots of them!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamp: Lovely as a Tree
Ink:  VersaMark
Paper:  Mellow Moss (retired), Whisper White
Other:  Kars Snowflake EF (Cuttlebug), Linen Thread, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Pastels (available in the Clearance rack. See sidebar.)

Thank you for stopping by and for all your encouragement and inspiration.

Enjoy!



24 comments:

Irene said...

A beautiful card Bonnie, the tree is fantastic.
luv
irene
xxxx

Benzi said...

Oh, I love this card, Bonnie. Wonderful technique for the tree and I have admired that folder for a while now. That's bad news that you couldn't find it anywhere online.

Still hoarding that paper, huh? LOL I had a laugh over that remark you gave about it being safe for another day.

Di said...

Oh Bonnie, this is absolutely fabulous! Love the way you've done the tree (well pounced!) and the elegant simplicity really makes for a stunning card.

I just went through my embossing folders here and you used the same one as I also have - one of my very first buys when I got the Cuttlebug! Sure enough, it seems to be out of stock over here too - lots of big snowflakes to be had but I love the elegant look this one gives.

Hugs, Di xx

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Your tree is beautiful ... love the softness of the image you get with this technique and will have to give it a try! Always learn so much when I visit your blog.

I do love that embossing folder ... just perfect for creating a snow scene. Loll xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Stunning! Simply stunning! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Festive Friday!

Marcia said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the simplicity and peacefulness of it! :0)

Marisa said...

Love that EF!!! Must get it! Darling card.

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

Whoa .... The Poppin' Pastels technique has never ever looked so beautiful until now! You're making me sorry to have sold my pastels!!

~Bev

Di said...

This card has a classic look to me. I just love the effect of pouncing the colors on the wonderful Lovely as a Tree stamp. The twine minimal embellishment is perfect.

Zw@@n said...

Yes, this card is certainly CAS. It is very elegant. Love it!
Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Laura said...

YOU are finding a lot of awesome stuff in your UFO box lately!! I love this neat technique and your EF is awesome!! Very Pretty CAS Card!! TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mmmm, a single beautiful (LOVE the technique which is new to me!) Christmas tree in a snowstorm! This is exquisite, Bonnie!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful CAS card Bonnie, love the colouring effect on the tree, it looks so soft and dreamy. I LOVE that embossing folder, the effect is gorgeous, Cathy x

Cynthia said...

Love love love that tree!! It's so serene and dreamy! Just like standing in the falling snowflakes. Gorgeous. =D

Geri said...

Bonnie, this is absolutely LOVELY! I just love that soft tree...the embossing...the little dab of twine...what a pretty creation!!! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday with this...great to have you back again!

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, yes, that image isindeed "lovely as a tree" and the way you've colored it sooooo softly and perfectly has made me want to learn that technique RIGHT NOW! so pleased you could join our cardstock christmas fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

Doris said...

I just love this card, Bonnie. The way you brought in the twine which coordinates with the brown in the tree trunk, the snow ef, the green cs for your mat, and the overal simplicity--fabulous!

Susan said...

Thanks for reminding me of the Jingle Belles challenge - I went off and did a card for it and forgot to comment on yours, so now I'm back to say what a lovely card this is. So perfectly CAS. Love the way you coloured the tree so it looks slightly obscured by the snowstorm! Now I'm off to check out that colouring technique at the SCS tutorial you kindly linked to.

Patti said...

Fantastic card Bonnie. Love that tree and the serene look of your card.

SmilynStef said...

You executed that technique perfectly ... and you're right, that snowy embossing is fantastic ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Noelle said...

This is so pretty! Love the softness you gave it with your inking technique. :) Thanks for popping by my blog!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh it`s beautiful! I just LOVE the technique you used on the tree, it`s so soft and gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Festive Friday again this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super lovely snow!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us over at CAS on Sunday!!