Hi everyone! I’m excited to share with you today my first DT card for the Crafty Girls Challenge 🙂 The theme is for this challenge is “Anything Goes”, so it’s the perfect challenge to showcase all your Christmas projects! Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are MilkCoffee and Floppy Latte.
The snow globe image is by Floppy Latte – it’s the first time I have used one of their stamps, but most definitely won’t be the last!! I really enjoyed keeping this card in cool, pastel, wintry shades – it may have helped that it was also the first morning we had to de-ice the car before we could drive to school!! I used Pro-Markers to colour the image, choosing light fresh colours and then making them even paler by drawing ink from the chisel end of the coloured markers onto the bullet nib of the blender and diluting the colour down a little further. For the fresh snow on the ground, I used a Tea Green Pro-Marker around the “edges” of the snow and again, blended it further. Star Dust Stickles gave my snowy scene a crisp, sparkly finish. I added the sentiment to the base of the globe as it felt too crowded anywhere else. The sentiment is a peel-off sticker from the Forever Friends Christmas set – I usually avoid peel-offs as I’m not a big fan, but I liked the way I could easily adjust the letters to follow the slight curve of the snowglobe.
The background papers are from an old Forever Friends Christmas paper stack and I added little Stickles dots to the centre of the snowflakes, so that it catches the light, even on the gloomiest of days! I borrowed the layout from Sketch 42 at From The Heart Stamps; I liked the way the two circular cuts of background paper echoed the snowglobe’s shape and the colour I chose for the sky. Finally, a little strip of narrow satin ribbon and a few gems as the finishing touches!
I’m sure you’re right in the middle of some amazing Christmas creations – why not head over the the Crafty Girls Challenge and show us! Don’t forget to take a peek at the other amazing DT projects while you’re there!
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Thanks for reading x