Here we are at the last blog hop of the year. This time Fiona who runs the fantastic Joy of Sets Facebook group has set us the hop theme of an 'any brand goes' Christmas card. So out came my freebie Sheena Douglas Winter Wonderland set and I attempted something very different for me.
Before I get into that though, let me just say welcome if you have never been to my blog before and welcome back if you have. I would encourage you to look at all of the blog posts contributed by the JOS hoppers this time by navigating around using the links at the bottom of this post.
So onto the card. For this one I went with a nice big 6 x 5 inch card base using Whisper White by Stampin' Up! I layered Crumb Cake onto this just an eighth of an inch shorter on each side and then my top layer was another Whisper White measuring just an eighth of an inch shorter on each side again. This is the layer where the magic happened.
I took a rectangle of Crumb Cake and a smaller rectangle of Whisper White for my sentiment which is a big bold Winter Wonderland, silver heat embossed and then layered up and attached at the end with dimensionals.
For the main theme of the card I was inspired by magazine examples to silver heat emboss two tree stamps randomly around the paper, creating some depth. Before doing this I used Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry inks and an aqua blender to create a chilly landscape effect. Dotting around a few Crumb Cake deer added to the feel of the wintry countryside.
And that was pretty much all there was to it and yet it is a very stunning card. I love it and it's very much out of my comfort zone. I know where I could make improvements, my embossing could do with being a little more precise but it's not too shabby.
Thank you so much for dropping by and do please go and check out the work of my fellow hoppers. It's difficult at this time of year with so much going on to find time to join in these wonderfully inspiring challenges so showing a bit of love with a follow and a comment really is appreciated by all of us.
I'll be here with more Christmas papercraft very often in the run up to the big day so come around again if you are one of the lucky ones who manages to have some time on their hands this season.
The video tutorial for this one will go live later today HERE.