I make lots of different designs for my Christmas cards, but because I send so many cards I usually spend some time on one design that I like and make several duplicate cards.The only problem with this is that by the time I am done making cards I am not as fond of the design as I was in the beginning.
I started with this fabulous cover plate from Frantic Stamper. Even though it is very intricate, it cut through with one pass. Amazing!!!! I knew I wanted a frame around it so I used my 5x7 Spellbinders Matting Stacks to create a frame.
I wanted the door of the church to be black and the windows yellow to imitate light. I tried several methods but the one that I liked best is gluing small pieces of yellow and black paper in the appropriate spots.
I knew I wanted and evening scene so I used a circle mask for the moon and sponged blues and violets around it.
Next, I used and ink brayer and spotted roller covered with versa mark over the panel and then heat embossed white embossing powder to imitate snow.
I wanted snow for the bottom portion of the panel so I cut out some white glitter paper, and glued the sponged panel and white glitter paper to the back of the cover plate. Next I glued the frame on top of the scene and then added the sentiment to the bottom of the frame. Then I decided to emboss the frame with a Swiss dot embossing folder.
This panel was layered on some lilac or blue card a then onto a white card base.
I added some deer, trees or snow flakes to finish the card.
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