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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Walking in winter wonderland

I'm so behind on my Christmas cards this year, but today I've got one to share with you.
The image is a stamp from Crafty Individuals. I stamped with black ink on kraft and clear embossed it. I saw a video where someone used their gelatos to color, just adding a bit of water to the gelato and using a brush, so I tried that. I think the white came out really nicely. I distressed the edges and added gesso. White frantage for snow.
I mounted the panel onto a snow embossed background sent to me by Monika - thank you Monika - and to make it square I used 2 strips of Maja DP and lace bought on a trip abroad.
I used part of a stamp to make "merry" and a die for "Christmas". The lamp post is made with a Memory Box die. I covered the sentiment and lamp post die cuts with EP, and I used make snowpen on the lamps.

This card is for:
Fab 'n' Funky - #315 Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas in July
Challenge Up Your Life - #46 Christmas in July
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog
Rudolph Day - July 

33 comments:

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Pia, a fabulous image - such a great idea to stamp onto Kraft, it gives a lovely vintage feel to your design.
Pauline
x

Gail said...

Beautiful card! I love the image and the papers are fabulous! GREAT Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our Anything Goes with Winter challenge. Hugs, Gail

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous vintage look for this Crafty Individuals image and it has a great impact with the white embossed base!! Love the snowfall, so realistic! Well done, great card!

Monika Reeck said...

Clever you...to used that strip to make it square...so happy you used that snowflake Embossed paper...the image is so vintage feel and that lamp is to die for...may I ask some Pia pleaseee... Hehe...only if you have time...great element and sentiment..STUNNING XMAS CARD...comment write from mobile phone...forgive me if many failure. .hugs.Monika

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant Christmas card and love the fabulous image beautifully coloured never used gelatoes-the snow covered lampost and frantaged snowflakes compliment perfectly
Carol x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Gorgeous card Pia! I haven't made ONE Christmas card yet! I usually make cards for family only, so that helps!

Brenda

sandie said...

Love the vintage feel to this card Pia and the White does look great x

Desire Fourie said...

Such a beautiful Christmas scene. Adore the falling snow.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Loz said...

This is Gorgeous Pia..loz

Laine said...

Beautiful card, with a real vintage/festive feel.
xx

meg said...

Lovely vintage feel to your card Pia, thank you for the details on how to make it I think you have inspired me to buy gelatos

Imke said...

Pia, this is such a lovely Card. Love the soft Colors and the touch of silver.

Imke~ My Crafty Place

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Pia, I love this image - must get it out and make a start with my Christmas cards.
Avril xx

Mimi said...

I love this one, Pia! Such a sweet image, and your addition of the frantage snow is the bomb! (You are the one who inadvertantly prompted me to buy and use frantage in this way last year!) Beautiful... perfectly balanced.

Viv's Visuals said...

Home for a few days so having a blogland catch up Pia. Love this gorgeous Christmas card and your recycled library card is awesome! x

Neva Zver said...

Fantastic card! Truly beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Tammy said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Pia! I love that image and the fabulous lamp post, gorgeous snowy effects too!
Enjoy your weekend.
Tammy x

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Pia..love the white snow, embossed background, a super image and colouring..beautiful.

luv CHRISSYxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Pia! Your card has a lovely vintage look! Gorgeous colouring on kraft! I don't have gelatos but they look very pretty! The Frantage is such a nice touch! Have a great weekend!

scrappymo! said...

So many lovely elements to this card. The stamped image on the kraft is lovely and has a vintage feel. I think the way you embossed the lamp die also gives it an old world feel.
The snow particles look fab and perfect on that gorgeous background.

scrappymo! said...

Me again
Why not link up to my Rudolph days Challenge. Not sure how far ahead in time you are, but the Challenge closes at midnight on July 31, my time which is at least 8 hours after your clock turns midnite (methinks).be

KandA said...

Gorgeous Rudolph Days card Pia. Love the vintage feel and super colours and details xx

Heidi Stamps said...

Lovely vintage card! Really nice!

Karen Steele said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card Pia! Fabulous design and lovely vintage image.

Asha said...

This card is all about a taking a trip down the vintage memory lane. The white frantage snow is the prefect finishing touch. LOVE it.
x Asha

Marina said...

I see you're using gelatos a lot lately - I should give them another try. Love all the snow effects here.

Nonni said...

Such a beautiful vintage feel, great job Pia.

*Vicki* said...

Yay!! Good for you on getting a Christmas design done!! I love the falling snow texture and your pretty lace really adds a great touch to it! :)

Pat said...

I thought I had been to visit but somehow missed your really pretty card Pia. I love that CI image and the white embossed backgound goes beautifully and the distressed edges look great too. The die cut street lamp and all the added snow finish it perfectly. Thank you for joining us for the July Rudolph Days Challenge. x

Manuela said...

Wow, this is stunning! Wonderful card :) Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life!

Catie Cuddles said...

Oh I love this. Thanks for joining us at fab'n'funky challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DTp

Lau W said...

OMG !!!!

Donna said...

This is gorgeous!