Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Covered Bridge Christmas Card

This is one of those cards that you simply make because you HAVE to use a certain stamp. I absolutely adore this vintage Christmas stamp from Mark's Finest Papers. It is so beautiful!
I am not an image colorer.  I simply don't do it very often, but this one definitely needed some color.  I used watercolors on it and then used some glittery stickles on the trees to mimic snow.  To embellish, I added an olive green mesh ribbon around the center and then made some circles with Holly Berry Trendy Twine behind the image.
The main image panel is popped up with foam tape and the sentiment is from My Craft Spot.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Selected top 5 at Eureka Stamps!

Entering here:
Nov 14 Little Scrap Pieces
Nov 20 PDE Linky Party
Nov 22 613 Avenue Create
Nov 23 Eureka Stamps
Nov 23 Craft Your Passion
Nov 24 TTCRD
Nov 24 Papertake Weekly
Nov 25 Word Art Wednesday
Nov 25 Crafty Gals Corner
Nov 25 Inspiration Destination
Nov 25 Simon Says
Nov 25 The Sisterhood of Crafters
Nov 30 DL.ART Monthly Linky 

Dec 7 The Shabby Tea Room
Dec 14 Whimsy Stamps


  1. Great Christmas card Beth! Love the stamp! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  2. This is simply BEAUTIFUL Beth! What a Gorgeous image.... You colored it beautifully!


  3. Beautiful... love it!!!!Thanks for joining Craft your Passion Challenge this week!
    Anna Dt

  4. I won that stamp and I love it. My grandfather had an old Fargo truck and in northern Quebec we had many covered bridges. You have done and amazing color job. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 210th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  5. Great stamp, coloring, and card! Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party.
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

  6. Beautiful creation Beth! Awesome coloring and design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

    P.S. A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  7. Very pretty card! Love the vintage image and how you colored it, it looks amazing!

  8. So beautiful! And you're right - another vintage truck! SOOO fun!

  9. So pretty Beth! Beautiful image!

  10. This is lovely, Beth. The vintage image is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing with Eureka Stamps this week!

  11. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Eureka stamps!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  12. lovely card. i agree that is one great image and you did a grand job of colouring it. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  13. Love the image and your colours. What a lovely card to give or receive. Thanks for joining us this week at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, ID Creative Team Member

  14. Beautiful card! Such a wonderful image! Love this! Fabulous coloring too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  15. Your colouring is really smooth. I hope you don't mind my advice but try adding a bit of a darker colour in the areas that would be shaded or further from your eye to add more depth. Like where the bridge walls meet the trees. Both the wall and the trees there would be deeper in colour. It's a lovely stamp and I love your finishing touches. Thank you for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room. i hope to see you play along again next week!