It was Kate's turn to choose a theme for our friendly challenge this time and she has given us 'Christmas Scenes'.
I had a Papermania decoupage sheet with this beautiful Christmas Night Scene and thought this would fit perfectly in to the theme.
It had three layers to complete the picture but I feel as though I have cheated as it was die-cut too so just a case of popping it out and layering it up. I'm so used to taking hours to make one card by colouring the image and picking out papers, finding a sketch or design to follow and then putting it all together that this was done in a flash. However the fact that I need to make as many Christmas cards as I can to stock my stall and give out to family and friends means that these sheets are a Godsend.
But then I felt guilty so I made another card, lol...
Not a traditional Christmas Scene but a lovely wintry scene at that.
I used a Dreamweaver Stencil to apply embossing paste on to some thick cardstock and before it dried I sprinkled black glitter over it, this created the background trees. I then layered another tree-scape die-cut on top which I think is a Taylored Expressions die (I bought ten from Ebay and I can't quite remember). The deer and single die-cut tree in the front are both Memory Box dies and they were layered up too showing the deer coming out from behind the trees. A quick dusting of glamour dust on the branches for the snow.
The banner was cut using a Spellbinder die and the sentiment is from a Papermania set. A little silver metal snowflake and organza bow to finish.
A side view shows the dimension:
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Creations - #290 All Creatures Great and Small (2nd card)
Craft Dee Bowz - ATG - include a handmade bow (2nd card)
CHNC Extra - June Challenge ATG (2nd card)
CHNC Every Saturday - #232 Use some BLUE (1st card)
We are almost half way through the year so I hope you have made a start on your Christmas cards ladies :)
If you would like some inspiration from the group then pop over to their blogs using the list in the tab in the header.
Happy Sunday everyone!