Lovely as a Snowy Tree

Lovely as a snowy tree…

side view of foldsI absolutely love this card!

I got the inspiration for this card in Chicago this past weekend from a card that I received from Mary Robin Nowack and this is one of the cards that will be featured at my ‘Stamp a Stack’ of stuff tomorrow evening (repeated Friday morning)!  See my online Calendar for all the information… Mary’s card was done with Vanilla crafter’s ink and Vanilla coordinating cardstock but of course… whdetail of ’snow’ere is my Vanilla pad??!!!(grrrr…).  The green is Always Artichoke and while I used Basic Brown ink, I used Chocolate Chip cardstock.  Of course my perennial favorite ‘Lovely as a Tree’ is the main set. Anyhow,  I made do with white crafter’s ink which is more ‘snowy’ looking, so I added the tiny ‘crescents’ of white on the branches of the tree with the edge of the sponge dauber (okay, okay… so I dropped the dauber the first time and it looked like snow on a branch LOL!). So, while Thomas Kinkade (the artist "painter of light") won’t be getting nervous about competition, I was pleased with the result.  I added light glitter after photographing (as glitter doesn’t photograph well–well, for me anyway). The side fold is one of my favorite ways to do a card and you can see that I used the Weathered background stamp and sponged more brown on the edges of the card to add to the ‘weathered’ wooden appearance.  I haven’t decided on the greeting and while it is winter, it is such a peaceful card, it can be really used for any occasion and is definately appropriate as a masculine card… So, how did I do?  **Remember my customer challenge for feedback on my blog–win free product!**