Saturday, 9 December 2017

Snowy Lamppost Scene

Hello, Crafters.

The lamppost on today's card reminds of the lampposts that were on the street where my grandmother used to live! 

It's not so much the shape of the lamp, it's more about the little horizontal post just below the lamp!

When I finished my card I thought there was something missing but I couldn't decide what!  

Needless to say I realised what it was as soon as I'd fnished tidying up!

It's stars, or moon and stars!

I'll have to add them later today when I go back into my studio!

When I started my card I had a rough idea of what I wanted, and like Topsy, it just grew! 

I started with a card base of Night of Navy Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Whisper White CS, and a top layer of Night of Navy CS.

I took some pieces of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and cut some snow-covered hills. 

I found it diifficult to plan out how I wanted the hills to be, because as the card was laying on the desk, everything looked very plain, but when I held the card up, the change in lighting showed the hills beautifully.

I settled on the layout of the hills and adhered them in place using Tombow. 

When I'd finished the hills, I put it under the self-healing mat I work on, to put some pressure on the layers while Tombow took a grip. 

This only took a matter of minutes.

I busied myself with other jobs while I was waiting!

I die cut some trees and reindeer using the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. 

Using Soft Suede Ink on Soft Suded CS, I stamped a couple of reindeer before die cutting them. 

This made it easy for me to cut the excess cardstock that was between the front and back legs. 

It's such a small detail but it makes so much difference because the reindeer look so much more realistic. 

The lamp I used for this card is the third oval lamp I'd made yesterday but didn't use.

The sentiment is from the Hang Your Staockings Stamp Set, and is one of my absolute favourite sentiments this year. 

I stamped it in Night of Navy Ink on Whisper White CS and die cut it using the second oval die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Inside the card I added a layer of Whisper White CS, and decorated it using a single tree in Wild Wasabli CS and one stamped reindeer.

I wish you a super weekend, and until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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