Thursday, 20 December 2012

Let's Be Merry

Aft'noon Christmas Chums!
Here, as promised is the Christmas card I made for my Husband, Simon.
I saw Jenny's fab card over at the Make the Day Special blog using stamps from Paper Smooches. On one of the snowmen she used the bug stamp from the Healthy Vibes set as a 'splat'. I've used the splat idea, but with my own twist on things.
Snowball fight!!!

Oh Ohhh...Incoming!

We're winning!!

What you need...

Stamps: Warm Hearts, Swanky Snowdudes, All Yule Need, Freezy Fellas, Christmas Sampler, Healthy Vibes - Paper Smooches; Flora & Fauna 5 - PaperArtsy
Ink: Onyx Black - Versafine
Embossing powder: Detail Clear - Stampendous
Promarkers: Red, Lime Green, Lime Zest, Lime Twist, Bright Green, Pear Green, Cocoa, Ice Grey 1, Ice Grey 4, Mandarin, Black - Letraset
Card stock: white, turquoise
Glitter card: iridescent
Peel-offs: snowflakes, white
Glitter dots
Adhesives: double sided tape, foam tape

How you do it...

Cut large, uneven scallops in a piece of turquoise card and attach to the top of a landscape A5 blank. Create the snowy hills by cutting white card in a wavy pattern, repeat with a piece of glitter card and adhere to the blank. Make another piece from white card and attach to the bottom of the card with foam tape.

Stamp, heat emboss and colour the trees, snowmen, snowballs, star and splat. Cut out, arrange and adhere to the blank, as shown, tucking two snowmen and the trees just behind the hills.

Stamp and emboss the sentiment in black, trim into a banner and attach at the top left with a few snowflake peel-offs. Finish with a glitter dot on the star and the heart.

I used the flower centre circle from the Flora & Fauna 5 set for the snowballs. If you don't have a circle stamp, you could punch out circles from white card and draw a black sqiggly line around the edge for detail.

The snowman behind his mate getting the snowball in the kisser, didn't have a mouth, so I used one of the tiny circle stamps and coloured it black to give him that element of surprise, knowing he was going to get a snowball in the mush just like his mate.

It's great when you can mix and match stamps, you can create amazing things that you would not necessarily think of just using the one set.

Sadly, this is my last Christmas card to show you. Back to normal every occasion cards now, though I might do the odd Christmas card when I get a bit of spare 'twiddling my thumbs' time.

Right, I'm off for the nonce. Thanks for popping in and will speak soon. xxx

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful card. I love the layered snow and the splat is fab!
    Nikki x


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