Saturday, July 31, 2010

Faux Linen Snowflake Collage



I'm still playing with some new stamps from I Brake for Stamps, and this is my latest creation. I used a Faux Linen technique from the October/November issue of Technique Junkies newsletter on the snowflake collage, the sentiment, and the tiny little scalloped edge. This layout is from the Sweet Stop Sketches blog, and it was just perfect for this collage stamp.

It's nice to pull out some old retired papers and put them to use on fun cards like this. The patterned paper I used here is Cottage Wall from Stampin Up, and it's not a traditional Christmas paper. I chose some non-florally papers from the collection so that they would work nicely with this Christmas stamp.

I'm going to challenge you to find some old papers that are NOT Christmas related and put them to use on a Christmas card. Can you do it? I know you can!!!


Stamps:
Fall/Winter Collage from I Brake for Stamps
Evergreen Holiday (Peace sentiment) from Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:
Rich Razzleberry
Antique Linen distress

Paper:
Rich Razzleberry
glossy white
Cottage Wall dp

Other:
ribbon - May Arts
sponge
oval punches
scallop edge punch
sandpaper

8 comments:

JeanFB said...

Such an elegant card Holly - love it!! I've seriously gotta get going on Christmas!!! :)

Beth said...

Wow! What a stunning card! I love the colours and image! Thanks for joining in with this weeks Sweet Stop challenge!

Love Beth xx

dstandard said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a beautiful card Holly!

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!! this is gorgeous!! Lovely monochromatic card chick! I added you to the drawing. I saw your name over on the Queen thread at SCS. Are you as impatient as I am waiting for an announcement. This is torture, teehee. Have a blessed week chick!

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful, thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop.

Margaret said...

This is definitely big on the WOW! factor, love it :o)

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa...what gorgeous stamps, Holly...love the colors you used, too, and the paper looks great!!!! Me thinks me needs to go shopping at your house!!!!