I've got three cards today on the theme of relaxing. I did them for SCS challenges - the Free for All challenge "Relax" and one of the suggested themes for the Christmas Card Challenges "anything that speaks of relaxation such as a cozy fire, a cabin in the woods, a relaxing activity, etc."
I did two variations using the Penny Black winter cottage stamp - it looks like an ideal place to relax in the winter.
Both are stamped and watercoloured, and framed with a pierced frame die. The first one is added to a stitched layer. It's
popped up on fun foam on the card base. The second one is flat on the card with a sweet little vertical sentiment. Lastly I took a Quickie glue
pen and went over all the snow areas and added very fine glitter.
One of my favourite ways to relax in the winter is knitting. I find the repetitive motion very soothing. So my third card is on the theme of knitting.
For this card, I used the Tim Holtz stencil with white embossing paste
on a piece of blue cs to create the background. I stamped my image and
coloured with coloured pencils to match the colours of the background,
then die cut with a stitched circle. The background panel is popped up
on fun foam for some dimension.
It's not truly a Christmas card but it represents my ideal Christmas
sweater so it's going to be my Christmas card for a friend who knits.
Thanks for stopping by today. If you have a second, please let me know which layout you prefer for the winter cottage card.