Today marks the last Less is More challenge of 2016 and we're here with a Recipe challenge. Today we would like to see you...
Today, we also have a Guest Designer joining us, our November winner, Sandie of London Days. If you have time please pop by Sandie's blog, I'm sure she would really appreciate a visit from you.
So, on to my card, and I've saved my final Christmas card of 2016 for today as I thought it fitted this challenge really well. This is the card I made for my bestie this year...
I started with a panel of white cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and stencilled the first parts of the two-step tree stencils in various green Distress Inks. I then used the second part of the tree stencils to spread over some embossing paste to create the snowy layers. While still wet I sprinkled over some fine glitter. The photo below shows the glitter much better although in real life this is more silvery in colour, for some reason it looks a little more gold in these pics.
From a panel the same width I die cut a curve to create the snow bank for the trees to sit behind and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment. I then stamped the rest of the sentiment on the main panel and finished off with a glossy pink star.
Both panels were popped up on 3D foam to add dimension, and I think the embossing paste as well as one tree appearing to be behind the other also gives a dimensional effect.
- Stencil: Tim Holtz - Mini Stencils Set 21
- Ink: Distress Ink - Pine Needles, Forest Moss; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Embossing Paste: Ranger Texture Paste - Opaque Matte
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Christmas Sparkle, The Best
- Die: MFT Die-namics - Snow Drifts
- Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Frost - Frosty Dawn; Papermania - Sparkly Stars Assorted Brights
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Thanks so much for popping by today and now that the festivities are over I hope you may find some crafty time to play along this week.
And, however you are celebrating tonight to bring in 2017, I wish you a fantastic night. So all that's left to say is...