Saturday, 19 December 2015

Christmas Is In the Air And A Snowy Postcard

Re-eited: Yaaaay! My card was featured in the Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Woot woot!!! :)

Hello everyone and my warmest welcome on this pre-Christmas weekend :) I thought I would pop in to share another Christmas card I made - this one was inspired by Tim Holtz's December tag from 12 Tags of 2015.


I don't often play with tags (although I always promise myself to create more of them) so I extended the theme of Tim's inspiration tag onto a card.

I more or less followed the steps on Tim's tutorial. For the sprayed burlap panel I used Red Pepper Color Wash and Dreamweaver Holiday Greetings And Holly stencil. The main panel was stamped with Brilliance Pearlescent Olive ink (my fave ink ever!) using this gorgeous Stampendous Snowy Postcard stamp (my fave stamp ever!) and I added some shading with Inktense pencils (my fave pencils ever!). I also heat embossed in Detail Black the Christmas Air sentiment.


For the wreath I used a punch and dies from Martha Stewart, Spellbinders and Marianne's Designs and mounted the foliage with heaps of DODZ™ Small. Then I added a handful of baby cones (picked up outside my work office lol) and a Bella Bow sprayed with Red Pepper Color Wash. Spraying the felt bow made the ink concentrate in some parts more than in others and I loved the vintage, washed out look it created.


Finally I gave the card a light dusting with the Dylusions White Linen ink spray (my fave ink spray ever!) and a light brush with Everlasting Chalky Finish paint (my fave paints ever!).

Looks like I managed to squeeze in quite a few faves of mine in this little card lol. Oh well, I hope it was worth it and that you'll like my card! :).


Thank you for stopping by today and I'm sending you all lots of warm pre-Christmas hugs! xx

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Also linking to:
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 - December
That Craft Place Challenge Blog - Christmas
Vintage Stamping Challenges #39 - Winter Trees
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Die Crazy
Country View Challenges - Create a Scene
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Tree
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Just a pinch (of snow dusting)
Emerald Creek Dares - Celebrations Around the World

39 comments:

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous - a wonderful conversion of Tim's inspiration into a fabulous card. Your garland looks stunning - and the cottage looks great stamped in such a subtle colour.
Alison xx

Samra Leshinski said...

What a gorgeous make Joanna!!! Love the wreath and such a gorgeous scene in the background.
Hugs

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

June Macfarlane said...

This all worked so well together. Beautiful creation.

Tenia Nelson said...

WOW!!! LOVE!!!!!

Cathy Potosky said...

What an amazing scene you created! The greenery is to die for! This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)

Sara Barker said...

Joanna, this a a fabulous take on Tim's tag...my favortie so far! Using the burlap just as a background layer is a genius way to really focus on that lovely stamped image and that incredible swag! Love it!

Sara Barker said...

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Emma Sims said...

So beautiful!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous!!! What detail!
Asia I do hope you have a beautiful Christmas and may good health and happiness be yours in 2016!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... This is such a beautiful card! Love the gorgeous wreath.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Wish you happy holidays. Love and hugs :)

Jane said...

This is so beautiful!! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
Merry Christmas, Jane x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! This is stunning!! Love this!! Amazing card!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Tracy Welham said...

Really beautiful card, full of detail. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Mylissa Stout said...

Your card is just BEAUTIFUL...I love all your detail especially the wreath that surrounds the houses....It is really beautiful....like I would purchase this to use...You really have a nice touch with this take on Tim's Tag...Merry Christmas!

Lynn Price said...

Gorgeous! That garland is stunning, and the village stamping is fabulous in that color....absolutely beautiful! xx Lynn

Dana & Glen said...

Stunning! A work of art!

Amy Wing said...

Love the colors and textures.

Heather said...

This is sooo stunning!! I love the frayed burlap and your greenery looks almost real.

nattyboots said...

So love this card, stunning work

Alexandra said...

Ach, ach! Jaka piękna :)

Teresa Doyle said...

This card is STUNNING Asia!

Sue Rolfe said...

Absolutely beautiful scene. You are so talented.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Kamila R. said...

What a gorgeous project! I love the colours and the vintage look!

barbara macaskill said...

This is one of my absolute favorites from you!! Classic and elegant! TFS!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous! Love the little pinecones!

Elizabeth said...

WOW! what beautiful details, gorgeous card.

Paradise Lost said...

Absolutely stunning! The wreath is perfect.
Thank you so much for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares.
{julia} Emerald Creek DT

Neva Cole said...

I remember seeing this card and thinking WOW!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait to check out more of your creations!

Roxanne Rawls said...

I am a bit speechless. Your card is amazing!!!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Amazingly beautiful card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald Creek this month.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! All of your creations are INCREDIBLE!!!! I love this one!

Jean Bullock said...

I definitely DO like your card. Well done!

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like how you framed this image with the wreath.
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D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful post card. Love your gorgeous wreath.
Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
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Shawnee Montgomery said...

I LOVE this card!!! I am completely in love with the wreath, especially!! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Clark said...

This is beautiful. The wreath is awesome!

Maureen Hayes said...

Firstly, congratulations on being featured in the designer spotlight at SSS for this beautiful vintage feel card! It is a well deserved feature because this card is gorgeous, I know you mentioned that you used many of your favorite products in making it, and it shows. The love you put into creating it shines through.

Here's hoping that you are recognized for your work many more times in 2016 because I am so in awe of your talent and I am new to your blog, so I can only imagine how much more in love I will be as I grow along with you. Thank you again for the extra entries for the blog hop just for coming to your Dcember posts and commenting, I am enjoying it soooo much.

Hugs,
Maureen

P.s. Today (Jan. 4th) is my birthday and I feel like I have gotten a present just finding you and your blog,

Юлия Бабак said...

Мне сложно понимать что написано, но достаточно видеть эти замечательные работы, от которых перехвадывает дух. Столько труда вложено, а выглядит воздушно, сказочно!!!

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