Stamplorations #20 (Sketch), Addicted To Stamps And More #114 (CAS), AAA Cards #21 (Fussy Cuts), SSS Monday 22/9 (Stencils and/or Stamps), SSS Wednsday 24/9 (Anything Goes)

Remember the marginal moments card that was going on?  Well, after only (!) four days, it’s finished, it’s photographed, it’s being posted (quickly before various doors clang shut!) …

Stamplorations 20, ATSM 114, AAA 21, SSSM 22-9, SSSW 24-9The Papertrey Ink Merry & Bright Additions tree was stamped in various shades of green, the resulting little copse was trimmed out and a lick of Wink of Stella went over the lot.  I placed the trimmed out trees onto a white panel so I could draw in the trunks and add the sentiment (also Papertrey), then I took them away, embossed the panel with the SSS Falling Snow stencil, and added more Wink of Stella … this time to the snowflakes.   The copse was popped up with foam tape on the panel, a little gem was added to the top of each tree, and the panel was popped up on the card base.  I know you can’t see the shimmer too well, so I took a closer picture …

Stamplorations 20, ATSM 114, AAA 21, SSSM 22-9, SSSW 24-9 Close UpRushing headlong into …

Stamplorations – first time playing with their Sketch Challenge.  As soon as I saw the sketch, I saw this card in my mind’s eye (even though it’s far too early for me to start making Christmas cards) … and as the delightful and amazingly talented Darnell is GD, how could I not join in!

Addicted To Stamps And More – CAS … yummy, how could I not play along here also (again).

AAA Cards – Fussy Cutting … OK, not sure that all those straight cuts could be called fussy but they were trimmed by hand!

SSS Monday – Stencils and/or Stamps … yep, both this time.

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

Off for a gentle meander around blogland to see what everyone’s been up to!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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45 thoughts on “Stamplorations #20 (Sketch), Addicted To Stamps And More #114 (CAS), AAA Cards #21 (Fussy Cuts), SSS Monday 22/9 (Stencils and/or Stamps), SSS Wednsday 24/9 (Anything Goes)

  1. Nonni

    Such a great CAS design, a very cool take on our sketch, Anita! I love those contemporary looking trees and all the shimmer. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  2. Cornelia

    Glad you made that close-up, because the large picture doesn’t do this beauty justice! That sublte sparkle is delicious and using trees for the sketch is a fab idea! Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations, hugs, Cornelia
    PS: and thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog 🙂

  3. susannev2014

    Doesn’t matter if you made this card in little bits and pieces, the result is terrific! The embossed background, the beautiful colors of the trees, the shimmer, the sparkle – just gorgeous!

  4. Shona Chambers

    I’m in love!!! This is stunning and you know I love those blue/green colours. This is such a pretty card and love the sparkling snow. Its perfect for the Stamplorations sketch (I was going to enter too but ran out of time….). I think this card would look lovely in many different colour combo’s. What did we do before Wink of Stella came along??!! I need it in a bucket where I can syringe in out into my brush pen….

  5. serendipitydragonfly

    Fabulous design Anita. Love the WoS on the snowflakes and the trees. Perfectly CAS however long it took!


    Karen xxx

  6. Ann T

    Very clever how you stamped the trees overlapping, by stamping first in the lighter tones, then later in the darker colours! Sorry, but I just have to understand the process lol! Gorgeous card, lovely colours and perfect CAS details. Ann

  7. Petra

    What a great X-mas card, Anita!!!! The trees are beautifully stamped and so neatly cut!! Love the sweet little trunks you’ve given them!!! Lovely EF and the added shimmer looks so nice (can imagine how lovely it must be IRL!!!) The bling on the X-mas trees is so cute and your small sentiment is perfect – just the right size and perfectly placed!!! Another CAS beauty!!

    Have a super weekend!!!

  8. Michele F

    Quickly, Anita… this would work perfectly for CASE this Sketch – see what you think! Gorgeous colors… I’m dashing to see if I have that PTI set =]

  9. Brenda

    Wow Anita, this card is fabulous! I love those trees popped up like that and I love the embossed background. The wink of stella gives such shimmer and shine, just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

  10. BarbGhig

    Such a stunning card, Anita! I love the soft color palette and how you added the falling snow in the background! As always, your CAS design is just beautiful, too!

  11. Virginia Lu

    Simple yet so very sophisticated, Anita! Love the embossed background and textures on these trees! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  12. Kylie

    Those trees are stunning! Love your take on the sketch too! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and STAMPlorations xx

  13. djkardkreations

    I’m in love with your interpretation of the Stamplorations sketch, Anita! It’s a brilliant design and the glimmer is magical!! (WTH did we do b4 WOW??? LOL!) Thanks for the sweet shoutout and for joining in over at Stamplorations!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. lollthompson

    Wow … this is an amazing design Anita!! Love your interpretation of the sketch. Fabulous Christmas card … love the trees stamped in the different colors and the snowy background. Loll xx

  15. JIngle

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the dimension and texture you created without adding any bulk at all! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  16. wienerhoneymooners

    Super lovely, so glitterly and LOVE that embosssing!!! Love this card!!! I sure hope that you join me as my Guest Premiere at MUSE!! Would be overjoyed!!!!

  17. Cathy R

    Beautiful card Anita, love this tree image and the colours are gorgeous, made even better with the lovely sparkle, Cathy x

  18. c

    You’ve done it, my friend…rendered my completely speechless with the glitzy, glimmery ooh la la beauty of this charming wintry-tree scene. In awe…smitten and crushing on this gem…

  19. Geri G

    The glimmer on these gorgeous colored trees adds the perfect bit of festive frost to your winter wonderland theme! Love the wee Noel stamp – a perfect match to the simplicity of the design of the trees! The falling snow – fabulous!


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