Celebrate the Season with Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hi there crafty peeps!  I am hear today to share with you my inspiration for the latest challenge over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Gloria is challenging us to Celebrate the Season.

Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of "retired" holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year's, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. Celebrate the season with us!  

Our DT and prize sponsor this month is the wonderful Spellbinders

Spellbinders® Paper Arts LLC entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before - or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ machine is the company's latest offering for paper crafters, jewelry artists, mixed media creators and more . In addition, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine is perfect for large format die cutting and embossing. Known worldwide for its game changing products, the company brings revolutionary technology with its Imperial Gold die templates that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind; beautiful projects across a different variety of craft genres.

I created this lovely serene Christmas card with one of my favorite new stamp purchases from Power Poppy.  I absolutely love Marcella Hawley's images, and this one is no exception.

I colored the image up with my Copic markers and added some Stickles in Frosted Lace for the snow. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I stamped it with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue ink.  I created the background first by cutting out the colored image with my Spellbinders Labels Thirty One die set.  I then masked off the image with masking paper and created a background with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, and Chipped Sapphire.  I sprayed some Lindy's Stamp Gang spray on top to create a snowy look.  I left the metal die on the paper while inking the background to create a white frame.  The paper is from the Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection. The silver cord in from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It adds the perfect accent without taking away from the colored scene.  
We have a wonderful prize up for grabs to one lucky winner, so make sure you head over to the challenge blog and join in.  Now go and see what the other DT members have cooked up for inspiration.

Wendi Robinson


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Amber, this is one of the most gorgeous cards I've ever seen. I love the blue and gold elements and the wonderful wintry scene you created! Makes my heart merry! Hugs!

lost coast scrapper said...

So beautiful Amber, makes me want to build a fire and cozy up! xo

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow, this is really beautiful and classy! I love the gold/royal blue paper! 'And you did a really nice job on coloring the image! Thank you for sharing!

Glenda said...

What a beautiful creation! I love your coloring and the snow you added is just wonderful!

Gloria Stengel said...

That sprayed background is amazing in itself but that colored image...wow! This is just beautiful.

creative lady said...

Amber, beautiful card. Love the Christmas scenery.

Unknown said...

This is beautiful. I love the scene and glitter border.

Beaumonde Designs said...

Such an amazing card! I just love your copic coloring! Thanks so much for this lovely inspiration.