Sunday, December 4, 2016

Soap Bottle Inspired Xmas Card

I've had this soap dispenser since last year, and I've loved the color, glitter, etc.  So I've held onto the empty bottle until the time was right to try to recreate it. In my memory, the soap was more of a purple color.  This photo is a stock picture from the Internet.

The stamps are Lovely as a Tree from Stampin Up - stamped in Archival Violet.  Then I repositioned the stamp, stamped with VersaMark and clear embossing powder.  I used Peerless water colors to color the sky and snow.  After that dried, I embossed over the trees with WOW cha cha cha embossing glitter -- oh the glimmer in real life is awesome!!  The sentiment is from PaperTrey Ink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1) 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - where the challenge is to use a previous challenge - So I selected June Theme Challenge - Xmas Landscape

2) Also for CAS CAS Watercolor  

3) Inkspirational Challenge CAS with Sparkle -- this certainly qualifies :) 

4) Time out Challenge - Christmas with optional twist of glitter or shimmer

5) CAS on Sunday the theme is Christmas 

6) Winter Wonderland - Frame it or Night Scene - I think this qualifies 


Thank you so very much for looking.
My cards may not be much . . . but it is OH SO Relaxing to work with paper and colors.  And I had a great time creating this card.  I hope you are having a good day too.  


  1. Those trees are so beautiful Carol. Great job with adding the shadow effect with white embossing a second stamping. Love the combination of the bright yellow with the cool purple. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  2. Such a gorgeous card! The colours are really beautiful and the whole scene is just stunning.

  3. What a wonderful take on the inspiration of this soap dispenser, Carol! Love the contrast with the trees and the beautiful watercolor background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  4. Stunning colors, such a serene and beautiful scene. Well done! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  5. I just LOVE your inspiration piece, and you have done a beautiful job with your creation! The colors are fantastic. I love the shadows and light. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Clean & Simple Cards Challenge.

  6. Wow! How beautiful! Love the sunlight coming through the trees. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  7. Beautiful, beautiful card! Love where you took your inspiration from!! :0)

  8. Carol, stunning card! You created a wonderful winter landscape. Love your colouring. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace and joy. - Sweet Kobylkin

  9. Wow the colors here are gorgeous and Lovely as a Tree never looked so beautiful! Thanks for playing in the CAS Watercolor Card challenge!

  10. Oh my! This is absolutely fabulous. I love the cool winter landscape, you can almost feel the chill! The colours you've picked are just great. Super card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this month! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Deborah, DT.