Sunday, 4 September 2016

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

It's already September and Christmas is fast approaching!  So why not join in the Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers?  This month the challenge is to be inspired by or base your card on a Christmas song.

I decided it was the perfect opportunity to ink up a brand new stamp that has not only an image to fit the words, but even has the song title as part of the stamp.

I stamped with archival ink on watercolour paper, then painted with Distress inks.  I kept the colours of the children's clothing quite muted as I wanted to stick to the vintage look of the stamp.

I popped it up on a piece of fun foam for dimension, then took my Quickie glue pen and glitter and went over the snowflake dots and splotches.

It's quite sparkly in real life, but hard to capture in a photo.

Come over to Happy Little Stampers and check out the other songs that inspired the Design Team, and then link up your card!  You have until the end of the month and you might win a discount for the Happy Little Stampers' shop.

Stamps - Crafty Individuals image, Make an Impression sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black; various Distress inks for colouring the image
Paper - watercolour paper, white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Quickie glue pen, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter, fun foam


  1. Oh this is such an evocative card Susan and I love the vintage look you gave it. Great use of all the sparkle too!

  2. What a beautiful vintage Christmas card and so clever for the it and the little bit of bling!

  3. What a fantastic image. I love the whole vintage look of this card. Love the sparkle you've added and the muted colors! Great card!

  4. WOW! I love the color of the card. Colors are faded, though, which perfectly matches the style stamp. Card looks like a monochrome with a subtle twist of color. Beautiful illustration for the title of the song.

  5. I love the vintage feel of this card, Susan! Great job of coloring this fun stamp!

  6. How cute!! I really like the way the song lyrics are on the top and bottom borders - that's a fun way to carry the theme song throughout the card!

  7. So beautifully traditional and I love the vintage look. Fabulous!

  8. What a wonderful image for the song Susan - love the added sparkle!

  9. What a fabulous Christmas card .... beautiful image and I love the colouring xx


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