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.


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

  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!

  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!