Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Lodge

I was feeling a little nostalgic when I created this card and wanted to make something vintage.  Boy, I wish I was inside this lodge right now, sipping some hot chocolate and watching the snow fall.

The background paper is by The Paper Studio and was mounted to a natural linen white card.  I then embossed a piece of Very Vanilla paper with the Northern Flurry embossing folder by Stampin' Up!

The focal image is a combination of Spellbinders Small Classic Ovals and Lacey Ovals.  Christmas Lodge was stamped in Soft Suede and embossed with clear embossing powder.  To create the snow I used several products.  Basically, a trial and error effect and it wasn't supposed to turn out pink!  It was then mounted to a Lacey Oval cut from a piece of Very Vanilla paper.  1/8" ivory satin ribbon was weaved through the loops.

Merry Christmas was stamped in Soft Suede onto a Papertrey Ink banner and the edges were sponged.  A few glitter snowflakes finish the front of the card.

I used the coordinating sentiment and branches in the set to decorate the inside.  Now, this is something I rarely do as I tend to mix and match everything.

I found myself making quite a few square cards this Christmas and really like them.  Don't be surprised if you see a few more soon  :-)

Thanks for stopping by!  It's time for me to make Chicken Parmigiana for dinner.

Stamps:  SU Christmas Lodge
Paper:  Natural Linen White, The Paper Studio Gold Wedding Texture, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede with Clear EP; Sponging - Soft Suede
Accessories:  1/8" Ivory Satin Ribbon, Recollections Snowflakes, Liquid Pearls White Opal, DecoArt Glistening Snow Writer, SU Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Papertrey Ink Banner Die, Spellbinders Classic Ovals #4 and Lacey Ovals #4
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  4 3/4" x 4 3/4"


Lisa Gordon said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and beautiful New Year, Donna!

Becky said...

This is really stunning Donna!

Maureen Hayes said...


All your cards are lovely, but I really liked this one! I am with you about wanting to be in that lodge sipping some hot cocoa. Thank you for the beautiful image.

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

CraveCute said...

What a gorgeous card! It really has a lovely traditional/vintage look to it! Beautiful as a keepsake! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! ~ Diane

HELENE said...

Ah, your cards are absolutely stunning Donna, beautiful as ever.
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015!

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