Sunday, July 15, 2018

AAA Cards: A Softer Christmas

I got worried in June that I hadn't done a single Christmas card, so I decided to do a big Christmas in July.  So here it is July 14th and I've only done two others.  So here's #3 - but I actually did four of them so I'm at a grand total of six Christmas cards done!

AAA Softer Christmas

I lined up the sentiment and the blue tree then stamped directly to the card front. The stamp set is a great builder set - so I added the tree trunk and the horizontal lines.  I masked off the sentiment with some removable tape, then used the big Clarity Stencil brush to add the blue glow. Then I mixed a few drops of white acrylic paint with a few drops of water, picked some up with a paintbrush and used my finger to tap the paintbrush and splatter the paint/snow on the scene.

Separately I created the pink tree with the vertical lines and the green tree with the ornaments.  I tapped the white paint over them too.  I wanted each tree to be distinctly different so I die cut a tree trunk from the coordinating die set for the pink tree and added a sparkly star to the green tree.

AAA Softer Christmas Flat

This card was inspired by this AAA Challenge.


Obviously I liked their grouping of trees. I had originally intended to go with the bright colors - but then I fell in love with the sentiment and had to go softer.  Hmmm...I think I'll have to try a bright one too!

SUPPLY LIST
Stamps: Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints Christmas
Dies: Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints Christmas die and Lucky Stars die

9 comments:

cm said...

I love the beautiful simplicity of your card, Kim. The soft palette is lovely; looking forward to seeing a brighter version, too! So far, my Christmas card tally is a whopping zero! Sheesh!
~c

Nora N. said...

This is fabulous!! Love the lightly washed background and the paint splatters. The design is just stunning!!

Jen Timko said...

I saw this over on FB and fell in lobe! What awesome colors and such pretty little details.

Melissa L. said...

Very pretty Christmas card. I love your lovely pastel trees and soft scene. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Lisa Elton said...

Love all of the white pace and that sparkly star, this is cute!!

Jane said...

Oh how gorgeous! Loving those gentle non-traditional colours and the quote is one of my favourites. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Linda Callahan said...

This is as cute as can be!

Cheryl S said...

Lovely Christmas card! The soft colors and the snow in the background are beautiful. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

Ceal said...

Hi Kim!
Stopping by to say Hi, miss you and your card is fabulous