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