Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Card - Simon Says Stamp - Projects with depth

I've decided to make only one special card this year
and it's for my Mum and Dad.

It's based on one of the tags from
Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas from last year
- tag number one in fact and you can see it here.

The background is Adirondack dye inks
- Denim for the sky and Lettuce for the land.
I brayered the inks on - Barbara Gray of Clarity Stamps style
- at least that's what I attempted, she makes it look so easy
on her TV demos.  My background is rather flat so I blinged it up
at bit with some twinkling stars (Silver Stickles).

The stamped Santa in his sleigh with his reindeers in front
of the moon is from 'A remountable set of Christmas miniatures'
from Claritystamp.

The house is die cut from Grungeboard using the Rickety House
Bigz Sizzix die and Notebook Texture Fade embossing folder.
The windows have acetate behind them coloured with 3D Crystal Lacquer
- I think an orange colour rather than yellow would have been better
as the the yellow is a bit too similar to the colour of the land.

If you look closely you may be able to see a Christmas tree
through the downstairs window
 (it's actually a Christmas button embellishment).

Can you also see who's peeping around the porch -
if he's there, I don't know who that is in the sky steering the sleigh!!

The fence in front of the house is also die cut from the Sizzix Alterations
range of 'On The Edge' Bigz dies called 'On the Fence'
I glued it down only at each end, thereby creating a bend in it,
 giving it some dimension.

I'm hoping that this card fits the theme on the current challenge at
which is
 "Thru' the Looking Glass - Projects with Depth"
There are some amazing projects full of stunning dimension on
their blog from the Design Team - well worth a drool over.

This is the first time I've joined in with one of their challenges,
so really hope my card fits the bill.

Thanks for looking :)


Meggymay said...

Wow, your mum and dad will love this. A fabulous card, the details are amazing.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

This is amazing! Love the depth you created with the house and fence! Have a great evening!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry, the card is awesome! Love it!

Sam said...

Great card, I love the rickety house, its FAB! x

Jan said...

Wow this is pretty awesome Sherry. Love the dimension.... it works really well.

Nancy Wethington said...

Love your Christmas house and fence. So much detail in one little house. It is beautifully created! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Mrs A. said...

Gorgeous card for your Mum & Dad. Received mine this morning along with the She Art tag(so now I will have 4 decorations for christmas). Love her to bits. The texture is amazing and keep stoking it with my good hand. Hugs Mrs A.

Candy C said...

Hi Sherry! Your Christmas card is absolutely adorable! I love that vintage wintry snowy feeling I get just by looking at it! It so cute and the Santa and his sleigh in the background is PERFECT! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Ira said...

Oh wow Sherry! Your mum and dad are going to be over the moon! Your card is really awesome, love how you bended your fence and added the snow, supercute!! Hugs, Ira

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful card, your parents will adore it. Annette x

Deborah said...

Wowee, Sherry! What a fantastic card - bet your parents will be thrilled.

Renee Stien said...

and they will love it! happy holidays to you and yours xx

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card - great texture and depth.
Thanks for popping by, Sherry!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OMgosh, this is super coool! It's so unique and looks very touchable. It'll be great for your mum and dad to display. EVERYone will be commenting on it who sees it!

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JoAnne said...

OMG, what an amazing card!!! Merry Christmas Sherry!

Susie Jefferson said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! Your parents will be 'wowed' out of their socks! I absolutely love it, and am pinning it into my special Christmas card gallery. Happy Christmas, and thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment.