Thursday, November 28, 2013

Purple Trees

This tree stamp is quite likely my most-used image at Christmastime - it just makes for such a simple elegant card! Although the final design is clean & simple, there was a lot of inky mess making them.



Supplies: Stampin' Up tree stamp; Memento Gray Flannel ink; Distress inks: Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac; lilac chalkboard glimmer mist from Tattered Angels; Shimmer mist from Tsukineko; sentiment from Stampendous



The panels were made by first punching 1" circles from Post-its, and sponging the various distress inks. Then the panels were laid out & sprayed VERY liberally with the mists - see how super sparkly? Love it :) When they were dry, I peeled off the post-it circles & gave them a quick blast of hairspray. The glimmer mist tends to come off all over everything otherwise. A light coating of hairspray seals them - the sparkle will still rub off if you pet the card, but not nearly as much. The trees were then stamped in grey, and stamped again without re-inking. The panels were trimmed to size, adhered to the card bases, and the sentiment stamped last. (and yes, I held my breath on every one!)

I'm popping this card set in for several challenges:

CAS on Sunday - Winter Theme - ending December 6
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes - ending December 6
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes - ending December 3

xoxo,
Jessi

22 comments:

Lindsey said...

So pretty. Love all the shimmer (and why did no one ever tell me glimmer mist rubs off! Really?) and the soft blues and grays.

~Tammy~ said...

Love this beautiful and serene winter scene!

Kris B said...

Beautiful card Jessi! Love the shimmer!

Marie said...

Wow simply stunning and beautiful, Jessi.

Dana said...

Oh my gosh this is gorgeous!! Love the colors and the sparkle!!just lovely!!

Barbara Godden said...

It's Awesome Jessi, I love that stamp set I don't use it near as much as I should but with your great instructions on how you did it I might just tackle it.

Chris D. said...

What an amazing, stunning card set, Jessi! Love love love it! Now I really need to get that tree stamp!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Wow, Jessi. The cards are gorgeous!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful serene scene,Jessi! Love the glimmer on the card and the moon setting is perfect!

lostinpaper said...

Loving all that shimmery goodness Jessi!

Greta said...

Wowzer! Now I have a new Jessi favorite--totally love these! I now stamp my sentiment before attaching my panel--lots of cards in my scraps--LOL! I'm impressed these all came out great!

Debbie said...

Wow!!!! These are gorgeous!! They may have been messy to make, but they are so beautiful!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw, I can imagine why you use this stamp a lot, this card is super gorgeous!! Love the shiny background!! Amazingly done, Jessi!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Jessi, so elegant and such a lovely scene.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

Melissa Craig said...

I love these cards! They are pretty simple to create so many but yet are so elegant it looks like you can only make one a day. Wow!!!

Barbara Murphy said...

I love this. The shimmer is so pretty and perfect for the design...like a dusk skyline and how the light dances off the snow :) Gorgeous!

jimlynn said...

WOWSERS!!!! Awesome and beautiful card! Love that color you used and the shimmer and shine is fabulous. What a wonderful card for Christmas!
Lynn

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

This is a beautiful set of cards! The purple backdrop is stunning and so is the moon rising!! What a lovely effect!

Asha said...

Oh me oh my!!!! Look at all that glitter...it's making me giddy. I'm in heaven! Love this technique...I might just CASE it...again!
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow this is beautiful it really shines. Thank you for joining us over at CAs on sunday.

Anneke said...

Wow, I'm speechless :)
Beautiful! Thanks for taking part in the CAS on Sunday challenge!

Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime.

Have a great day.
Nana
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