Come and see . . . the Christmas Trees!

Day two of a selection of Christmas cards, made using Card-io Stamps – but on this card I’ve added a stamp made by another company:  Clarity Stamps.

I wanted to make another wreath stamp, but one totally different from the one I made yesterday.  I began by stamping one of the bunnies from a set of Clarity Stamps  – (re-mountable Bunnies and Grass,  clear stamp set – should you wish to buy some, I’ll put a link to the Clarity site at the bottom of this post).

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I used a mask to cover the bunny so that I could stamp the wreath using a little ‘branch’ type stamp from one of the sets in my Card-io stamps, and using the same method I used yesterday – second generation stamping, in order to give the wreath a little depth and dimension.

I blended three colours from my Versa Color ink pads, to get the sunset effect, and then using two shades of blue – one chosen from my Whisper Archival ink pads and the other from my Memento ink pads, I did the rest of the ‘sky’.

A day 2 Rabbit Wreath 29.10

I then stamped the Pine trees and birds, stamped the bare oak tree, and then drew in the short length of fencing using a very fine tipped black pen.  Finally I added the tiny stamped image of the family – father, mother and the two children, heading off across the snow-covered meadow to go and choose their Christmas Tree.

Then it was time to add ‘snow’.  Using some Pinflair glitter glue and some Pinflair Ice Diamond, and some of their Snow Dust – I added crystal like snow to parts of the wreath, and to the snow scene within the wreath.  I also added some around the fluffy tailed bottom of the little rabbit who’s peering through the wreath and watching the family walking away.  (No doubt so that he can perhaps find a way into the garden and snaffle any winter vegetables which might be there for the taking!)

I had a terrible time trying to photograph this snow – it just didn’t want to show up on the photo’s.  So I tried taking a photo which was just a tiny bit out of focus to see if that would work and … it did!  So although this photo isn’t the best in the world – you do actually get to see the ‘snow’ and where I applied it

B day 2 Rabbit Wreath 29.10.2014

. . . .  and a little closer up so that you can see both the second generation stamping and the snow a tiny bit better:-

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I had such fun making this card.  It was quick,  easy,  very little planning,  and no fiddling about with die cuts, embellishments or fussing.

As promised yesterday, I am working on a post which will tell you more about Card-io stamps, and that will be appearing on my blog this week, so please look out for it.

Thank you so much for coming to visit today.

Have a truly wonderful Wednesday!  love ~

Cobs siggy sml

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10 thoughts on “Come and see . . . the Christmas Trees!

    • Hello Bev! 😀 You’ve hit the nail right on the head with that one. It’s true, stamped cards, without any additions – or ‘flatter’ embellishments are easier to post, the envelopes don’t have to be specially made, and they don’t cost as much in postal charges as other types of highly decorated cards do. (But I’m so guilty of making highly decorated cards – I just can’t seem to help myself sometimes! lol)
      Great to see you, and thanks for taking the time to comment. I love you for it. Sending crafty hugs, sprinkled with glitter (naturally!) ~ Cobs. x

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    • Hello Michelle, it’s so lovely to see you here, thank you so much for your lovely words. I too have a soft spot for that particular Bunny. I think it’s the way he’s sitting. There’s something cheeky but adorable about his position.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x

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    • Hello Espirational (or ‘Esp’ as I think of you inside my head – kind of like a pet name you’d give a friend) – it’s so lovely to see you here! Thank you for your kindness in taking the time to leave a comment, and, like you – I love that bunny too. I have a hard time not including him on cards simply because I adore him so much. I know that strictly speaking, a rabbit really isn’t a traditional thing to find on a card, but I just hadta. Lol.
      Sending love your way and wishing you a blessed rest of your day, ~ Cobs x

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  1. You always amaze me. I’m just catching up on your post so when I seen you previous one, I was a little surprised by how simple it was. But when I opened up this the first thing that popped in my head is “yeah, there it is”.

    This is AMAZING, as usual, but this has all the elements that I find when you make cards. The beauty, the elegance, the surprise, the “hand painting”. Once again I was reading and then stopping to go look at the image again to find the element you were discussing. I absolutely love the sunset!

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    • Ohhh Stacey!! You are so lovely! Bless you for your lovely comments. I got a lump in my throat reading it.

      The card isn’t difficult at all. When I do the post in ‘Craft Products I Recommend’ and you’ll see that they’re not difficult and you’ll then know how to do them yourself.
      It will be up on the blog in a couple of days and then you’ll see.
      Thank you for your lovely words my wonderful blog friend. ❤ Love ~ Cobs. x

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