There are new stamps recently released over at Chocolate Baroque on a Christmas theme, and I've used one of the new sets to make a sample that I've also posted on the Design Team Blog today.
My project uses a large gate stamp from the Christmas
Creatures stamp plate, which I have stamped onto a 5" x 7" card. I
masked the image, using Eclipse masking tape, and created a background
using Pan Pastels. I used a second card the same size, and stamped a
house from the New England Winter stamp plate onto the opposite side of
this card, so that it would face the first image. I also masked this
image, as before, and created a background with Pan Pastels. I then
watercoloured both images with Distress markers and a waterbrush, adding
more colour to the images directly with the pens for shading, and
drawing it out with the waterbrush, until I was happy with the finish.
I cut the aperture out of the centre of the gate, added some gems to the large tree and some glitter to represent some snow.
I then trimmed a little piece from the inner edges of each card, and stuck the two cards together.