Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Home

As soon as I saw the Holiday Home stamp set, I knew I wanted it.
But when I first played with it, I had trouble knowing just what I wanted to do with it.
Stamped on white it looked kind of plain, and it was hard to colour in a way that looked effective.
Then I saw the set stamped on Crumb Cake, and from that moment I haven't looked back!
I stamped the houses on Crumb Cake and Soft Suede, and used a white pencil to create highlights on the glass. I love using Prismacolor pencils for this type of colouring.
 I created a rich background using a dark blue with some daubing around the edge, and stars stamped in white, and made the lamplight "glow" using two shades of yellow.
This has to be one of my favourite cards ever.

I made a few other cards using the Holiday Home set, with the snow scene from White Christmas in the background.

The greeting is from the retired Mixed Medley set.

And once more, this time coupled with some lacy adhesive tape for a pretty Scandinavian effect.
Once again I loved using my white prismacolor pencil to colour snow and highlights.
The Stampin' Up! white chalk pen is also great for drawing snow falling or sitting on top of branches.

I posted all my cards today, these ones are sitting out in the street post box now, waiting to cheer someone's Christmas.

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