I have to say I had the most enjoyable time making this card and yes surprisingly 8 weeks out from Christmas this card got me singing ‘I’m dreaming of a White Christmas’ as I crafted and played away (lord help my children as I sing them to death with this song for the next 8 weeks lol).
I am loving this card for so many reasons!
I love how well the image turned out with my water colour pencils and with the glitter highlighting the snowy rooftop, trees, sidewalk and skyline, it really sparkles and shines adding that cool wintery yet warm fuzzy feeling you get inside. I love the soft mauve glitter swirl backing paper with the glitter reindeer, with the swirl pattern circling around in the foreground it looks to me like the snow has lifted out of the image and is being blown about in the wind before it lands on the cottage.
The copper sticker boarder, snowflakes and sentiment just scream classic and difference to me, and having the snowflakes on the font and inside folded of the acetate, looking through with the snowflakes behind gives the eye an elegant trick as if snowflakes are actually falling.
I added a single copper sticker boarder on the front acetate fold as well to keep the eye in focus of the card and keep the appearance of the snow falling on the cottage. I added a large yellow jewel to the front snowflake at the top to bring the eye into focus and as you look at the large snowflake with jewel on the inside fold towards the bottom, it also helps to give the effect of falling snow.
(Excuse my fat fingers in this one but I had to hold back the acetate to get a good shot of the glittering)
I just love love love this card, even with my practising water colouring and the glitter nearly making my colors run! (I have asked Santa for some Copics and he has given me a personal assurance that there is going to be some under the tree for me this year! I love having that direct line to him lol). I even think it is going to be hard for me to part with this one and send it out!
Challenges I am entering this card in are:-
365 Cards (Monday) – Day 239 All that Glitters
Craft Your Passion - #29 Add Glitter and Sparkles (Mondays)
Papertake Weekly - Sparkly & Bright (Tuesdays)
Delightful Challenges – It’s beginning to look at like ... Christmas (Thursdays)
Crafty Purple Frog - #1 Anything goes (Thursdays)
Other Lovelies - #31 H day (H is for Holidays) (Thursdays)
Theme Thursday - Winter (Thursdays)
Fussy And Fancy - #22 Winter wonderland (Fridays)
Bah! Humbug! - #41 Elegance (Friday)
Gingerloft Challenges - #5 Winter (Saturdays)
Paper Garden Projects – 4th Friday Challenge – Holiday Cards(Fridays)
2 Sisters - #10 Anything Goes – (Saturdays)
The Crafty Pad – #94 Christmas (Sundays)
One Stitch At A Time - #36 All Celebrations (Sundays)
The image is Stone Cottage from Beccy's Place (Beccy Muir). (A free digi image, HUGE thank you Beccy!)
Fair winds and following seas,
The Navy Wife
The Navy Wife