I had a chance to play with most awesome holiday set I've seen. It's brand new set named "Holiday Hearth" by Beccy Muir. There are images for Halloween, Fall and Christmas. It's so cool that you can make your own scene. I used Fireplace, Socks and Candies (inside of the card).
I really love images that can be a card all by it self. So I new instantly that the fireplace is going to be my card base. Because my printer ink run out I couldn't print it in home. I prepared the card digitally and while I was planning how everything should look like I thought it would be too much coloring of three fireplace. So I pre colored fireplaces for inside in psp. After printing all pieces at my work next day I remembered that the stamp set already came with colored images. I'm so stupid :) But I was already done the hard work and decided to use my pre-colored images. They turned out quite good actually. I made the stones look like a real bricks. But after coloring the fireplace for front of the card with ProMarkers, I liked it more. So I scanned it in to computer and printed it out next day at work :) One simple card and so much trouble... :)
First I planned to put fire on to fireplace but I found awesome poem and it spokes about man who comes down from chimney so the fire was excluded. I needed a Santa for that. I didn't had a proper image and I'm not good at drawing but I thought I'll try. To draw the boots I used a reference photo from Internet. I re-draw it with some modifications. It not exactly as I would love it to be but it will do :)
Lots of talk this time but bear with me :o) I enjoyed making this card a lot :o) The wreath is embossed with a stylus. It was easy to understand where I have to emboss because color was bleed through paper and I new exactly where the wreath is. I added some red stickes on top of the berries. The wood piece is popped up with foam tape and socks are fuzzy cut and also popped up. Some diamond stickles to the socks and Santa's boots and front of the card was decorated :o) Oh and two metal thingies too, to mimic the nails with what socks are hanged up.
All three fireplaces are fuzzy cut and clued to the heavy weight watercolor paper. Edges of the base card are inked with distress ink. Most hardest was to make a pedestal pop-up candy jar with candies. Image is colored with ProMarkers and I use white gel pen to make the highlights. Then card opens, the candies pop-up. I thought it would be fun touch for a kids card. Some red stickles are added to the berries on wreath and bow on the jar. The long poem was printed with fireplace but the sentiment layer on right was cut out separately. Edges of that was also inked with distress ink. And I added same metal thingies to it as on front of the card.
|Sentiment on right: "Merry Christmas"|
A little more about those metal thingies. They are from a shirt which I got from SecondHand store for free. I knew instantly what I'll do with this shirt :o) I took all those metal thingies away from it and used it one time to clean my dogs paws. It was very useful shirt :o)
Stamps: Beccy's Place - "Holiday Hearth"
Paper: Heavy weight water color paper; White paper from my stash
Coloring: ProMarkers; Pergamano - White Gel pen
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo; Printer
Embellishments: Ranger Stickles - Diamond & Xmas Red; Metal thingies from my stash
Sentiments: Computer generated
I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge 1 - Celebration
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Challenge 89 - Christmas card for a child