Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Snowy Branch Out

Yesterday was my wonderful husbands birthday. I had been sick for several days prior and didn't have a card ready for him. Luckily, while enjoying my morning coffee I was inspired by a beautiful, snowy sunrise I admired from my kitchen window.
I didn't actually have the ambition to run outside in my jammies and take this photo, but instead I took my mug of coffee downstairs and created a card for him using the newly retired Branch Out stamp set. I knew I had a photo saved that I had taken last winter of the same glorious view, and when I searched for it for this post I found kind of a funny coincidence...I took this photo last year on the exact same day...1-9-09. The snowfall we have right now is almost exact...nature is an amazing thing. Anyways, onto my card...
I started with a piece of glossy white card stock, and stamped my trees in Basic Gray ink...the one in the foreground was stamped first, the one directly behind it next, and the one on the right last. All three trees were stamped with only inking the stamp once, and huffing on the stamp in between stamping each image.

Next I punched a 1-1/4" circle from a post it note to mask the moon, and tore a piece of scrap paper to use as a mask for my snowy ground. Then I got busy sponging on my classic inks to create the sky. I used: Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum & Pumpkin Pie. After I got the sky how I wanted it I moved the torn paper and created some snowy drifts at bottom by lightly sponging some more Not Quite Navy. Using my White Gel pen I added snow to some of the branches of my trees.

I used the set Wonderful Favorites for my sentiment, along with Punch Party (Retired Hostess Set) for the label I created. Some paper piercing and accessories - Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads & Basic Gray Corduroy button finished off the card.

Have a beautiful day!

12 comments:

Leslie Caponey said...

What a beautiful card, you sky is perfect!

Tara Macfarlane said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for the inspiration! So sad this is now retired...:(

Stephanie Harbin said...

This card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing all the steps on how you made it. I might give it a try.

Danni said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card!!

Wendy J. said...

Lynn, this looks like a photo itself! Wow, this is gorgeous! Fabulous job!

Kathy Mc said...

Not only is that photo absolutely gorgeous but so is your card. It's fabulous! I envy you being able to come up with such an awesome design so quickly, especially not feeling 100%. Thanks for sharing your blog!

Anonymous said...

This absolutely gorgeous, Lynn! I love the snowy branches you created...Hope you are feeling better now. Take care

CV

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Lynn,
This is beautifull..Love the snowy branches...I remember all that snow when I lived in Rockford Il.
Your blogger buddy

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Oh my word! This is just beautiful!

Stella said...

A simply STUNNING card! Great job with the colors!

Kellie Paxton said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love your stamping style!

Cindy Major said...

One of the best cards I've ever seen! WOW!!! I love, love the soft hues you've blended to create the sky. Very impressive!

TFS!
Cindy