Friday, November 15, 2013

Grey monochromatic hand-stamped Christmas tree card

I just had the most wonderful conversation with my dear and awesome cousin who lives across the nation.. while it's a balmy, sunny 85*  in my neck of the woods in California.... it's a 'warm' (ha!) 22* in his neck of the woods... New York!  So as I toast (with my Pumpkin Spice Latte)  my family and friends across the nation, those who 'enjoy' weather... I give you a snowy Christmas scene in a lovely hand-stamped card.
 
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This classic monochromatic card is fun to create!  You need:
Smoky Slate card stock (#131202)
Whisper White card stock (#100730)
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (#130132)
Basic Grey ink (#126981)
Special Season stamp set (#131769)
Silver 1/8" Ribbon (#132137)
Rhinestone Jewels (#119246)
Red and Green Permanent Markers
Paired together by my Color Coach (#130118) this monochromatic cool grey card is sure to WOW!  Clean and fast cards are all the rage.  Here this fast card is ideal while being cool and clean.
Adding pops of color and shine is ideal... so this cute bow tied together is adhered with a rolled glue dot onto this Basic Grey stamped tree on this pretty polka dot Smoky Grey Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals stack. 
 
Layering over the Whisper White card stock, these sweet polka dots take on a snowy effect that mimics what those back East....
Adding color to our Rhinestone Jewels is easy with a Permanent Marker before adhering to this tree.  Less is more so these small dashes of sparkle are minimal but make a big impact.
The High Shine still shows through when it comes to our amazing quality Rhinestone Jewels (at such a low cost) and are a must for every crafter!
Send Christmas Greetings when you send this cool card.  It's clean and cool... a perfect way to celebrate this holiday season.
 
I'm blessed that you came by today!  Celebrate the weather of your area... or toast the weather where others may be (and enjoy the warmth of California with me - lol).  Come back and visit... I try to post daily.  Share me with your friends and family, please.
 
Whether you have a snowy or sunny view this season, embrace the classic moments of this Christmas Season!  Raise your mug and celebrate the winter season - even if it isn't winter in your neck of the woods.  Sending a hand-stamped card is a wonderful way to warm someone's life - no matter the weather outside!
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