Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Snowy Merry Christmas

Hi, Ann here with a Christmas card created with a few stamps and some partial die cutting.  I have used the Merry Christmas stamp and die set from Kaisercraft, plus a circle die approximately 3.25" in diameter.

My card is a top fold white card, measuring 14.5 x 10.5cm.

The separate layer containing the images measured 11.5 x 10.5cm before I started cutting into it.

I stamped a similar image inside the card to coordinate with the front.

Finally, I embellished the trees with Nuvo glitter accents, and like how that looks.

Steps to create this card:
1.  Create the background by using a circle stencil - or a dome shape, about 3.25" in diameter.  Tape to the front of the card base (or you could use a separate panel the same size as the front if you are unsure how it will look) - tape the stencil towards the top of the card. - 1cm or so from the top.  Blend your colours to suit - for this one I used from the bottom:  Distress Ink Squeezed Lemon, then DO Worn Lipstick and then Broken China and finally Wilted Violet.  Blend these until happy with your result.  Water drops splashed over this creates the starry sky.  Leave this to dry while you create your forest scene.

2.  On your separate bottom panel - stamp the deer image using Memento Paris Dusk - mine is a little left of centre and about 4cm from the bottom.  Then stamp the tree image fairly close on either side of the deer.  Vary the ground level a little for interest.  Then stamp off the tree once before stamping another tree behind and overlapping the first tree and repeat on the other side.  Much of this final tree is off the card.

3.  Now choose how far into the panel you wish to die cut out your scene - where the horizon will be.  I was not confident to cut the trees so only die cut the deer, leaving the effect that it is in the forefront of the picture.  I cut around the trees by hand.

4.  Place this new panel over your sponged background to suit and adhere in place, using Mono Multi glue.  I didn't glue right to the top of the trees, which means they lift off the card a little adding to the dimension.

5.  Stamp the sentiment from the set - I used Memento Paris Dusk, to coordinate with the stamped images.  I used Copic C1 to shade beneath the deer and trees and finished with a silver glitter strip and a purple cardstock strip at the very bottom of the card.

I do apologise for this long explanation, and thank you for your patience if you've lasted this long!  It might seem long winded, but believe me, it isn't difficult, and once you've completed one card like this you will be keen to make more - I did!

Wishing you very happy crafting in the lead up to Christmas and thank you for visiting!

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1 comment:

  1. Love the depth that you have created Ann, these are such gorgeous colours!


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