Saturday, November 28, 2020

A Thrill of Hope

Hello All!  

I hope your Thanksgiving was relaxing, and spent with the people you love.  Now the chaos of the Christmas season officially begins!  I really need to up my Christmas card game; we have less than a month to go!  

As much as I do not like ink blending (I love the look, just not the process), I challenged myself to do just that for this silhouette style card.  

I used one stamp set- A Thrill of Hope- from Sweet n Sassy Stamps; you can save 20% on this set now through 11/30!  It is perfect for Christmas cards.  I sponged Distress Inks on Bristol cardstock.   The colors I used were Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire.  

So this is pretty self explanatory; blended the three distress ink colors with a Tim Holtz Blending Tool, used my MISTI to stamp the trees on the left, then the deer, and then the tree on the right.  The moon was stamped on white cs and fussy cut out.  I used a black Sharpie to color in the foreground.  And if you are a Sharpie fanatic, Dick Blick has this amazing steal- Sharpie Ultimate Pack, set of 45 for- wait for it- $34.09!!!

 The sentiment was stamped and then I spattered snow onto the card with watered down white acrylic paint.  All images were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  

Also, I linked up to a really great bargain on the MISTI tool.  My Sweet Petunia has a newer model, but they still have the original version in stock and it is only $30.00!  

And if you are still in Black Friday Weekend/Shop Small Shops mode, Simon Says Stamp has Saturday deals- spend $50 or more and get free shipping.  Spend $5 or more and Save $5.  

I used colors based on the cues from the Festive Friday Challenge- I used blue and purple.  I also used snowflakes and trees. 

I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes,
as well as The ABC Christmas Challenge; this month's challenge is Winter Wonderland.    

Lastly, this card is inspiration for the There's a Stamp for That Challenge over on Facebook.  It is a great challenge because you get to pick between two or three options each challenge.  Challenges run for two weeks.  You should check it out;  we would love to see you!   

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!  

Lee Ann  


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the dramatic sky and those silhouettes look so gorgeous against it. The flecks of snow are perfect and the moon is so brings. I love it. Thanks for slaying with us at Festive Friday.

  2. Beautiful, Lee Ann! The silhouette images are stunning against the gorgeous blended background. I LOVE this sentiment. I am so glad you shared at Festive Friday this week!

  3. Wonderful winter scene you have created. Thank you for joining the W and X challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Dorte x

  4. A beautiful card. I love your ink blending. Thank you for joining us at the Festive Friday Challenge


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