Here’s another Christmas card. The layout for it is from Mojo Monday. The theme comes from three different challenges – The Paper Players asked for snowflakes as did CASual Fridays, with the addition of glitter, and Sweet Stampin’ wanted snow.
I started by making my background panel. I cut down some of my white glitter paper to create the two pieces and ran one through a lattice embossing folder to give it some texture. I then adhered the two panels to the card base, making sure they were completely lined up with each other so that there was no gap between them.
Next I got to work on my focal panel. I wanted to use a CASual Friday stamp, and as I currently only have the Calm and Loving set I decided I would use the bare tree from it. First I created the panel to stamp on – I cut down a piece of shimmery blue card stock and used my corner chomper to round the corners. Then I stamped the tree using licorice black hybrid ink from MFT.
The stamp set comes with a ‘cloud’ of hearts to stamp on as an impression of leaves. I decided to do something similar but with snow instead of hearts. (Actually I wonder if this stamp is meant to be little stars? I’m considering it to be snowflakes.) The stamp I used is from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages. I stamped it repeatedly and then heat embossed in white.
At this point I decided to adhere the blue panel into place. I used liquid glue but really I should probably have used my tape runner. The paper had warped slightly from the heating and didn’t want to stick, so I added more glue but that just made it go a bit soggy so now the panel looks wrinkly on the side where the dry embossing is… Oh well.
For the sentiment panel I decided (after some trial-and-error) to use a piece of black card which I covered with Wink of Stella to give some shimmer. I then heat embossed a snowflake from a generic set as well as the scripty sentiment which is from Pink & Main’s hOWLidays. Learning from my early mistake I made sure to use my tape runner to adhere the sentiment strip into place.
I’m relatively pleased with how this turned out. It is actually quite close to what I had in my mind going in to the project, I just can’t help but see all the places where things went wrong… That said I certainly learned from my mistakes and I’m sure that if I were to make it again the whole procedure would go a lot more smoothly.