It's hard to believe it is the 25th already, but there's no denying it, so once again it is time to show a Christmas card, and link it to Sandra's blog at Stamping for pleasure.
This month I was idly rifling through a bag of 'scraps' salvaged from previous years' cards, to see if anything inspired me, when I came across an image I stamped back around October. I bought a plate of Christmas stamps from Chocolate Baroque, and to ensure I managed to use them all, I stamped each image straight away. Two of them made it onto a card for last Christmas, but this one fell by the wayside.
Sticking to my resolution to make mainly A6 or DL cards for posting to UK now, I used a plain white A6 base card, made falling snow with masking fluid and covered it in blue distress ink, adding a little green at the base. I marked where the archway would come and stamped some tiny Art Impressions deer in that area. Then I cut out the archway, and added colour to the stones with distress ink, and mounted it onto the background with 1mm sticky pads. I then found the stamp and printed it again, but this time I just cut out the two trees. I added some green to these and again mounted them with the thin sticky tabs. I covered all the joins at the base with some very cheap 'Structure' paint that I bought at Lidls a while ago. It made quite effective snow.
When it was all dry I felt it needed some Bling, so I used crystal stickles on the trees and ground to give a bit of sparkle, and yellow stickles for the lights on the trees. I made a mess with one drop of masking fluid on the left hand side so I hid this behind a single snowflake with a small silver peel-off greeting across it!
Well that is one more Christmas card for my box, but I need to step up my game if I am to have enough by the end of the year. Now I shall link this to Sarn's blog and see what everyone else has made.