Monday, 27 December 2010

Snowmen Diorama Card For Owen

Owen has loved the diorama cards I've made this Christmas.  He has also loved any card where I've stamped the Santa and sleigh over a moon.  So I decided to make his Christmas card a diorama incorporating Santa's sleigh over a moon.  I'm so pleased how this card came out and Owen was delighted with it!

I stamped snowflakes randomly over the Marina Mist card base as a background.  Labels Eight dies were used again to cut the apertures.  I stamped my Hobby Art large and giant snowmen onto watercolour paper and coloured them with ink and a waterbrush.  I used red crystals for the holly berries on the hats and I added Stickles to the noses and snow on the hats.  For the back panel, I stamped the line of trees, made a moon mask with a 1" circle and sponged on Bashful Blue ink with a touch of Marina Mist also.  I masked off two reindeer from the sleigh stamp and stamped over the moon.  I added the sentiment and punched snowflakes with crystal centres to finish off the front.

Then I decorated the back of the card.   I stamped the sentiment in Marina Mist ink but wiped it off from 'heart' with a cotton bud and then inked the 'heart' with my Not Quite Navy marker pen.  Nellie oval dies were used for the sentiment.  I've sponged edges with Marina Mist ink and I added a silver heart brad to the sentiment oval.  At the bottom of the white panel I stamped the snowflake border from the My Cute Stamps Let It Snow set - what a gorgeous stamp that is!

Well, that's the last Christmas card I made for 2010.  Each year I've said I'll carry on making them in the New Year so I've got a good start for next year but it has never happened yet LOL!  However, I have a new set of snowman stamps that haven't been inked yet so that just might spur me on - we'll see!  I have some new non Christmas stamps that I'm itching to play with though so I'm not entirely hopeful!

I'm so chuffed to have received a Stylish Blogger award from Pauline - thanks so much hun!  Pauline makes fab creations so please visit her Craft Obsession blog to be inspired!

Stamps: Hobby Art Giant and Large Snowman stamps, SU! Lovely As A Tree set, All NIght Media Santa & Sleigh stamp, PSX Snowflake Medley stamp, Personal Impressions Christmas Messages clear set, back sentiment from Penny Black, My Cute Stamps Let It Snow clear set
CS: SU! Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy & Whisper White, watercolour paper
Ink: SU! Marina Mist, Bashful Blue & Not Quite Navy, VersaFine Onyx Black
Tools: Labels Eight Nestabilities dies, Labels Trio die, 1" circle punch, X Cut snowflake punch, Nellie Multiframe Oval dies, waterbrush
Embellishments & accessories: Crystals, Star Dust Stickles, Orange Peel Stickles, heart shaped brad


1 comment:

Pauline said...

Another gorgeous diorama card, such a lovely scene you have created! Love the blue tones, gives it a nice icy feel!