Thursday, 22 November 2012

Winter Wonderland

Just had some fun with the new sleigh template from CardMaking Paradise : it can be used as a stand alone card, a 3D card or a topper.

The challenge at The Stampman is : Emboss It, so this is perfect for the challenge.

 
I tore white paper to simulate snow drifts then covered the edges with white UTEE to look like snow, I love the way the UTEE made the edges curl, gave it dimension. For the sleigh I used Vintage Photo ink over embossed cream card for wood effect. For the body of the sleigh I used my Hougie board to add more lines to an embossed cream card, I was after creating a padded look to the body. I used PVA glue for the studs. The posts were made out of sticks from a well-known supermarket café (used for stirring tea) a Die-namics Fishtail die was used for the sentiment flags. Finished off with snowflakes.




Here is another use of the template!!


I covered some burgundy card with clear sticky back plastic to give a shiny metal look and cut the base card from this. I used Antique Linen Distress crackle paint for the body of the sleigh and then covered with Vintage photo ink. I was after an aged leather look. I cut the top trim from an antique gold card edged with Vintage Photo ink; the studs are PVA glue covered with Vintage Photo. I wanted an old brass look. I used a Die-namics Fishtail die for the tag. Finished off with acetate snowflakes.

3 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Lainey! I totally love this! Love the texture going on everywhere! You put so many woderful details!!!! Beautiful!

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  2. Lainey, what an awesome idea to heat emboss the torn edges, and create the snowy hills. Looks fabulous! Your sleigh also looks wonderful with the crackle technique! wow... just beautiful!

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  3. Lainey, this is such a cool sleigh! I love that you used leathery shades for it. It's a great contrast with the snow. :) Merry Christmas to you!

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