Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Serene and Lovely


Another kreation from stamping the night away with some friends. I love how this turned out. Serene and Lovely :) I took the general idea from this Dasher card I did and changed the focal image. There is something about Kraft and Soft Suede and the vintage feel, that I just love!
* Kraft standard card base. Distressed the edges with my Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede.
* Serene Snowflakes, inked in Soft Suede (some stamped off on scrap for a lighter image) and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, kreated a soft and pretty background.
* Ran a piece of Whisper White and Top Note Die through the Big Shot
* Inked up the trees image from Lovely as a Tree in Soft Suede ink.
* Inked up the stamp again in VersaMark and slightly offset it to the original Soft Suede image. Added Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and set the sparkle with my Heat Tool. GORGEOUS, I tell ya. Click on the photo to enlarge for a close up - sorry it is so difficult to capture sparkle. But it is truly so pretty in person!
* Used the Horizontal Slot Punch and slipped a piece of the Wide Choc Chip Striped Ribbon through a tied it off with a linen thread bow.
* Added my sentiment from Many Merry Messages in Soft Suede again. Love it!

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think. :)

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Supplies:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Serene Snowflakes (Holiday Mini)
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, VersaMark, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (Holiday Mini)
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Linen Thread, Horizontal Slot Punch, Wide Choc Chip Striped Ribbon, Sponge Daubers

10 comments:

Caryl P said...

So beautiful! I have a top note stamped like that on a plain background and didn't know what to do...now i do!

Ann Schach said...

So very pretty! I love the simplicity of it! You do such a great job using the Top Note die!

Patti MacLeith said...

Oh Kim, very nicely done! Such a serene setting you've created.

....Linda.... said...

Wow this is pretty - so elegant - and serene!

Tiffany said...

I love the vintage look too and you are so right about these colors. Very classy Kim.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Carrie said...

I am loving these trees! This card is so clean and classy.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Gorgeous.

I love the simple color combo... so pretty.

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, yes, your card is serene and lovely...and stunning and gorgeous! I love the colors, the top note die, the stamping, the ribbon. Everything about it is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Fish said...

"lovely" use of the top note for your trees . . . the linen thread looks fab with the ribbon. hugs, m

Carla Bazhenow said...

Kim this is so beautiful. I love those tree on the top note die. Hugs,