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Monday, 25 July 2016

Christmas in July................


Well dare I mention the "C" word in July???? - Of course I do!!!!! I've been inspired to create this card for the My Time to Craft challenge of "Christmas in July".

A lot of stamping involved in this one and all starting with a white piece of card.

Firstly I used the Inkylicious large bauble stencil (which comes with an inney and an outey stencil).  I used the inney stencil and blended some distress ink around it so that I knew where I was going and dropped the stencil down a bit to make the bauble a bit larger than it actually is.  Then I stamped the wood cabin stamp (again from Inkylicious) within the bauble and blended the ink with an almost dry paint brush.  Next came an Inkylicious hills and valleys stencil and I brushed some distress ink from the stencil and gave the cabin some hills behind it and in front of it so starting to make a scene.

A small moon mask was added and ink blended around it to get the nice white moon.

Some small trees were then stamped both inside the bauble and out so that the scene spread wider than the bauble.

The sentiment "Merry Christmas" was stamped in versa fine ink for a nice crisp finish.  I die cut some white snowflakes and used the aperture from the die cuts to sponge some snowflakes directly on to the edge of the background with white color box ink.

Added a small stamped family and a couple of small birds from Card-io and then with a fine liner pen just outlined the bottom half of the bauble so you didn't lose sight of it and sprayed the whole image with Goosebumps texture shimmer spray to give the whole card a shiny, bumpy snowy effect.

Darkened the edges to draw you in better and of course, the texture spray acted as a resist and gave further texture and effects at the edge. Added some iced snow to the top of the bauble and on some of the trees and hills and finished with the die cut snowflakes which have had some spray glue and diamond sprinkles added to them.

Quite different I thought? Happy with that, a beautiful wintry scene card.

I would like to enter this card in to the My Time To Craft challenge "Christmas in July"
Sparkles Christmas Challenges "snowflakes".

Thanks for stopping by,

Leanne xx


  1. Leanne, This is one beautiful card! Your inking is amazing, and all the texture is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining our Snowflake Challenge at Sparkles Christmas. :)

  2. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Snowflakes" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  3. Fabulous Christmas card, Leanne, there is so much texture on it and blue and white Christmas cards are my all time favourite...!!! Thank you for joining us at My Time to Craft.
    Alison x