Thursday, 31 December 2015

W&W Winter Woodland rerun

Today's card is a rerun in more than one way: Winnie & Walter's rerun challenge no. 7 is about giving some love to the (slightly) older Winter Woodland stamp set and I decided to have another go at a card panel I had abandoned back in January because it didn't turn out how I had hoped. The idea was that the birds, which I had stamped in white pigment ink, would show through the green of the tree, but nothing happened, so I started afresh, resulting in this card. When I was browsing my collection of abandoned card panels for a recent challenge at Shopping our Stash, I came across my original attempt and the W&W challenge was the final push I needed.

As it turned out, 'fixing' my card was relatively easy. I simply stamped over the birds in red ink while slightly offsetting the image and then did the same with elderberry ink and the stag image. I also reinked my tree stamp with a darker green and dabbed off patches of ink before stamping over my original tree image. All I needed to do then, was add a sentiment (I cut the sentiment so that I could stamp it in two lines instead of one), trim the sides of my panel, swipe the elderberry ink over my card base and adhere my panel.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
CHNC - 261 Anything Christmas goes
A snowflakes promise - 13 Winter/Christmas
Creative Card Crew - 103 Anything goes
ABC Christmas challenge - Z for Zoo animals


  1. A true winter wonderland! Love the layout and how you re-used the panel.

  2. Very pretty CAS design! Great card!
    Thanks for sharing it with the ABC Challenge. :)
    Mandy ~ ABC DT

  3. Love the cardinals and the deer, such a great woodland themed card! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Lisa DT

  4. So glad you decided to have another go with your great card, Marianne! I set things aside all the time as I know with fresh eyes I may be able to finish it. Thank you so much for joining in on our Rerun Challenge.