Monday, September 22, 2008

Holiday Mini sneak peek

You got a little peek at the upcoming mini last time with the Scandinavian wheel. Well, here is a look at the coordinating stamp set, Scandinavian Season. This set caught my eye right away because it looks like rosemaling. Rosemaling is a style of painting; I think it's from Norway, but I'm not Scandinavian! I have seen a lot of it up here in Minnesota, though. Yah, you betcha!
For my first card with this set, I wanted it to really look like rosemaling. I think I got the colors right anyway; the picture is a little off so don't be too judgemental!
This was a pretty quick card. I stamped the tree image in Chocolate Chip craft ink and embossed it with clear EP. I colored in the image with ink and an aquapainter because I wanted nice deep color; I used Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Real Red and Garden Green. The ribbon is also from the Holiday Mini. You get 2 ribbons together: this cool felt ribbon, and a striped ribbon!
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Scandinavian Season, Scandinavian wheel; Paper: Confetti White, Real Red, More Mustard; Ink: Chocolate Chip craft, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green; Accessories: clear EP, Fire Circles rhinestone brads, aquapainter, Alpine Ribbon Originals
Happy stamping!

12 comments:

Lynn said...

I love this set but have resisted buying it since I just bought snow swirled. Seeing pretty cards like this is making it harder to resist! Love the bright colors you used...very festive!

Staciestamps said...

This is beautiful. I so often forget we can emboss and then color in to avoid blurring and blending. TFS!!!

prayerandstamps said...

Nice card. TFS. I hope computer issues get better.

Traci G said...

Lovely card, and I am loving this new ribbon on it!!

Vickie said...

This turned out very pretty! I am on the fence about this set and the wheel...hhmmm I am now thinking I will have to get this set! LOVE that felt ribbon!!

Laura Brown said...

Great card! Love the embossing and coloring that you've done. Don't ya just love that new felt ribbon?!

Kathy W said...

pretty, glad I clicked on photo for closer view the embossing really makes it

Anonymous said...

Love this card but don't know if I can get the set and ribbon both along with the other things I want from the new mini catalog. It is tempting though. Good job!

Emily said...

WOW! I hated this set until I saw this card. This is so pretty!

Beedubya said...

Greta card! I can't wait fo my pre-order to get here! I caved and bought a bunch of stuff...I'm such a wimp.

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, this is so pretty! Love the coloring and that yummy ribbon!

Marilyn said...

Never heard of rosemaling, but it sounds neat! What a great card you've created!!