Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Many thanks

Happy Wednesday!  Time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a wonderful inspiration photo for you:
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Remember that you can use either the photo or the color combo or both as your inspiration.  This past weekend my husband and I sang in a Christmas concert.  We've been practicing for a month and a half twice a week and there was a woman there who ran the sound system for every practice and the concerts.  Not the easiest thing to do, so I wanted to give her a special little thank you and card.  I had an idea in my mind what I wanted to do for the card, and when I saw this inspiration photo I didn't think it was going to work with what I had in mind.  But, I had to go with it and this is what I came up with:
 Part what I had in mind, part inspiration photo and ALL really fun!  If I do say so myself.  I used a puffy snow pen on the lamp and greenery and it adds some really great texture to the image.  I watched a video by Kathy Racoosin on making a plaid background and decided to give it a try.  I added some fun glittery stripes with a glitter gel pen.  You can see the sparkle in the photo below:
I hope you will play along with us this week (remember that you have all month to play along with our weekly challenges).  Oh, I almost forgot!!  The white die cut circle was in my bits and pieces stash; I wish it felt like I was making a dent in it, but not yet.  Maybe soon . . .

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Thanks Cling Set", "Large Pine Tree" and "Holiday Lamp Post"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Simon Says Stamp thanks die

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #72--anything goes
Cardz TV #26--anything goes
CAS(E) This #251--sketch

Sweet Stampers #13--anything goes
Addicted To CAS #126--sparkle
Alphabet Challenge--T is for Trees (in my background)
Sugar Pea Designs #38--anything goes
Crop Stop #35--anything goes
Divas The Cut--wintertime
Through The Purple Haze #140--anything goes


Esther Asbury said...

Oh Heather, I love it!! You've made me want that lamppost stamp (it will be on my wish list for next year!). Love the lightly stamped trees behind your lamppost, the puffy snow, and wow - you made your plaid background! Such a lovely card!

Donna said...

Wow, I enlarged this and the plaid background with the shimmer is amazing close up and the lamppost scene is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

~Tammy~ said...

This is beautiful! Love the image!

Cheri said...

This is stunning, Heather. I love the plaid bg (I watched the video too but haven't had a chance to try it yet). The lady who gets this will treasure it. Fabulous way to take this inspiration. Love it. Merry Christmas!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the lamp post - added to my wish/want list. What a nice card to give to someone who put so much work into your concert. Great job. Have a Merry Christmas.

Kuni said...

Lovely card Heather.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Dreja said...

Sehr schön gemacht. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

Michelle N. said...

This is absolutely awesome! Love the lamp post scene you created, especially the snow! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's!

BastelparadiesAppen said...

Eine schöne schlichte Karte. Super gemacht! Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers. LG Karina

Esther Asbury said...

Beautiful, Heather! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop.

Kerin said...

Very pretty card and I love the "snow". Thanks so much for joining us this month at SugarPea Designs!

Arlene said...

Beautiful card. I love the trees in the background, giving lots of depth and that wonderful lamppost covered in snow. WOW So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Lea Lawson said...

Beautiful card! I'm so happy that you joined in the fun at SugarPea Design's Mix It Up challenge! ♥♥

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

Marlene Bonetti said...

Beautiful card, Heather!
Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge.
Hugs Marlene

Suze said...

Cool card - love how you did the word Thanks. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends and apologies for the late comment.