Monday, 12 September 2011

Seeing Double

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today...they're one layer cards, so nice and cheap to post! I had a little experiment with my 'Before the Snow' stamp (by Penny Black) and a couple of colours of Distress Inks...stamping it once fully inked up, then a second time with some of the ink removed, to look like it was behind the first tree, without having to mask it. I tried it first of all using 'Pine Needles' thinking it would be the best colour for a pine tree...but actually I prefer the softer tones of the second version using 'Forest Moss'. The sentiment stamp is also by Penny Black.


Forest Moss (left) & Pine Needles (right)

Challenges for these cards:
I have candy on offer at the moment...if you haven't already entered, you can find it on this post.

31 comments:

Chrissie said...

Give me Forest Moss every time, Pine Needles always looks so blue... I love the softer shade of the Forest Moss pad.
Super cards Helen... and no masking... bonus!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

downrightcrafty said...

stunning great idea and so stylish
Hugs Kate xx

Squirrel x said...

So gorgeous hun! Hugs Sxx

Debs M said...

great effect x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, fabulous cards Helen I wouldn't mind receiving either colours.
luv
Debby

МамаФиалка said...

Это так красиво!!!!!

sandra said...

Great cards!
Simple and elegant!
Love how you masked those trees!
Now I wish to have those stamps!lol.
Hugs!
Sandra!

Kerryn said...

I just love those!! So simple and so pretty. Great idea to stamp twice like that without needing masking!

Annie said...

I like them both - fabulous festive cards!
hugs, annie x

Hazel said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Marlena M. said...

EXQUISITE!!! You did a fantastic job on both of these cards. ;)

Viv said...

Two lovely cards, love them both, well done :O) Viv xx

Suze Bain said...

Super cards Helen, love that tree stamp. xx

kingstonmama said...

Oh, those trees are just beautiful. I love them. Ann

Maureen said...

Lovely cards, well done. You can view my cards here and here .
Maureen........x

Mandi said...

FAbulous cards, Helen
The green looks perfect
Thank you
Mandi
"Less is More"

Whisper said...

Wow, these are superb and a great use of a stamp too, Luv Sam x

Sandra said...

These are so lovely:) Sandra H

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, the perfect Christmas card
Beryl x

Heather Huggins said...

Love those trees!!

Jules said...

Hi Helen

These are beautiful .. .. love them both.

Great look.

Love Jules xx

Pauline C said...

Wow Helen that's fabulous ! And do you know what ... I won that stamp and have never used it cos i didn't realise it would look so nice - just thought it looked like a blob of a tree lol!!! Will defo get it out to play with now!
Hugs
Pauline x

Samantha said...

WOW!!! these are wicked! :0)

Sharon said...

They're both beautiful cards.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

both cards are absolutely stunning. I love a good pine tree stamp.

Aileen said...

I like them both. It's a lovely tree image and looks great doubled up. x

Carissa said...

Gorgeous CAS cards.
Hugs, Carissa

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at PaperPlay Challenges and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Debs said...

Beautiful creations, so very classy, thanks so much for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week
Deb
xxx

Made by Mandy said...

These are both lovely Helen


Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Clarky J said...

Gorgeous card - what a beautiful colour x Thanks for joining the stampman challenge