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'
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
"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 :)