Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes


Anything goes at The House That Stamps Built!  I thought I would start building
 that stash of Christmas cards early this year.  It was such a help last year starting in
 September with challenges that I thought why not start sooner like
 some  of my blogland friends that make them all year.

I masked my hill before stamping Repeat Impressions: 2719-K, Lg Pine Tree and 
2710-D, Sm Pine Tree, did a bit of Distress Oxide sponging and water splattering
for the sky, banner cut my second image, assembled, added 3412-C, Gulls in Flight
and then my snow.  Would you believe the snow is just
Stardust Stickles spread thin over the white hill? 
See the close-up below of
how it sparkles.

Close up of the sparkle:


Now it's your turn, we enjoy seeing your creations in our weekly challenge, so get creating for a chance in the monthly drawing for a $25 Repeat Impressions gift certificate. If you use a Repeat Impression's stamp and you get an extra entry, but any stamp is fine. See my right sidebar for a discount code.
Check out  my talented design team pal's for inspiration:

27 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how pretty - love how you used the die cut in your scene. You are one up on me for sure with Christmas cards.

Diane said...

Pretty card! I love the way you made the snow with the stickles. It looks very realistic. I also love your banner. Good for you starting early on Christmas cards.

Esther Asbury said...

I love the way you added a banner die cut to one side -- perfect touch for your already pretty winter scene! Love the sparkle too!

Barb said...

I love the design idea Donna and it's a really pretty card. Love the shimmer too. Barbxx

Lisa said...

This is so stunning, Donna!! I love the design with the banner!! The trees are so beautiful!! The sparkle is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Monika Reeck said...

Love all the glitter on your card
and the banner idea is clever Donna
adoable trees stamp too
and elegant font
Love your card Donna
and I will do catch up today
so sorry was not in bloggy land..
hugs
Monika

Laurel Kerr said...

This 9is so Beautiful Donna. i Love your sparkle effect..loz

Laurie Unger said...

Awesome Christmas card - love all the sparkle. Good idea getting ahead of the curve on these!

Heather said...

Yay for you getting a head start on Christmas cards! I try to do that every year, I need to get going on it. Beautiful card; the sparkle finishes it off perfectly!

Marianne said...

beautiful card, great take on the sketch

Sylvia said...

Stunning card,Donna.Great idea with the banner. Love the glitter, too.

Gr,Sylvia x

Pam Sparks said...

Pretty Donna! Love that sparkle and your lovely scene creating!

pinky said...

Beautiful card, love the technique and all that sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
Pinky

Tammy said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Donna! I love the gorgeous snowy scene you created and the sparkle looks awesome! So happy you joined us over at Holly & Ivy too!
Hugs, Tammy

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the scene and the the banner you incorporated into the scene. The sparkly snow is a great touch too. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Donna. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Claire Broadwater said...

Donna, this is beautiful! I love that sparkly snow and those gorgeous trees! So serene and lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! XX

Notes by Nina said...

What a fun design and I love all the sparkle. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Marina said...

What a beautiful sparkly scene.

Judy1223 said...

Donna, all that sparkly goodness is amazing! Feels like real snow, so shimmery!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sally H said...

A lovely card for our Frosty Colours theme at Stamping Sensations! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Pia S said...

Beautiful sparkle and I love the effect of cutting parts of the scenery and putting it back in where it belongs.

Cheri said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Donna and I love the stickles for snow...I never would have thought of that. Brilliant!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ’ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Jackie C said...

Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE HOLLY & THE IVY. Good luck hun and do come back again!

Jackie DT

Cazro said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing your artwork with us at The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenges. Caz. DT