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Thursday, 5 December 2013

It's all about the background.

This month over at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog the theme is "Create Your Own Background". That is always daunting to me, as I tend to over think things, this time I drew out a sketch of my card and went from there with the ideas I had.

I got a piece of white card and masked the bottom half of with a post it note so I could stamp the wallpaper. I used the stripe stamps from the Doodle Doll Halloween Edition Witch stamps set. I stamped the fireplace from the Fireside Kisses stamp set onto a separate piece of card, and cut it out, I used Distress Inks to colour the bricks, and Flexmarkers for the top and bottom. I cut out the central part of the fireplace and added some black paper behind it and made a fire to make it look cosy and wintery. I used a die to make the stockings in felt and popped them on.  The mistletoe is also from the Fireplace Kisses set and I popped some tiny pearls on to be the berries. The girl and the sentiment come from the Be Amazing Doodle Doll stamp set, I just love these as they are so versatile and fun. I thought I should make her a wee bit more festive and popped some snowflakes and holly onto her, they come from the Christmas Tags Holly Jolly Stamps. To add some extra sparkle, I put some red gems on as the holly berries. I coloured her dress with FlexMarkers and her hair and holly with Promarkers. I used lots of foam squares to give the card lots of dimension, will need to pop some other pictures on.





Ingredients
Felt
Flexmarkers,Promarkers
Distress Ink, Memento Ink, Archival Ink.

I hope you can join us for the last challenge of the year.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Candy Stripes
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time
Divas By Designs - Feeling Festive
Simon Says Stamp - Make your Own Background
Emerald Faeries - Christmas






4 comments:

  1. Lovely card and love the candle as well, thanks for joining us this week. How about applying for our DT? Our DT call still has a few days left on it! You would be very welcome to apply!

    Jo and the CRAFT Team.

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  2. This is just adorable! You brought together the elements so well! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  3. Fab christmas card sharing at craft card and thanks for sharing at craft this week.

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  4. Gorgeous card I love the fab colours.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Little Fairies, hope you will join us next time hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I really appreciate it, Carol x