Sunday, May 22, 2011

Christmas Card for Ben's Dad

Wonderful Sunday morning to you all! 

Well I have been having lots of crafty fun of late and one thing on my agenda has been to make a start on my Christmas cards so I am not swamped in December.  I have been itching to use this free Snowy Christmas scene I found here as I am so in love with. Even have it as my desktop pic on my computer lol.

I thought this would be perfect for Ben's Dad and his wife for Christmas.  They spent Christmas in Europe last year with snow so this would be a nice reminder for them while they are enjoying it this year in the middle of our hot hot summer. 

Today I have used lots of new things from my stash, the papers are new and I love the blue and brown combo, 2 of my new Hemline Christmas Cherub buttons and the blue flower is a new one from Prima.  The ribbon and the chipboard frame I pulled from my stash of old things. 

 The front. 

 The inside.

 Side view of the pop up frame. 

Front view with 'flash' to show the glass effect of the dimensional magic.

Working with such an adorable scenery image I wanted to give the effect of looking out the window so I added dimensional magic to the image to help bring it to 'life' and give it a glass like finish as it would have if being seeing through a window pane.  The middle part of the pane I inked with my brown inks and for the window frame I heat embossed it with my 'off white' embossing powder.

I also have made the sentiment for the inside so it is all ready to place in my posting stash once December rolls around.  It is amazing how much more time and stress-free doing that last simple step is.  So all I have to do when the silly season rolls around is close my envelopes, pop on a stamp and post them away!

Thank you for dropping in on me!
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Mark's Finest Papers - #56 Tone on tone with image popped up
Sugar Creek Hollow - Masculine (1/3)
Card Makin Mamas - Recipe - 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishment (1/2)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Christmas and Vintage
Digi's With Attitude - Brown, Beige and 1 other color (blue)
Phindy's Place - Christmas in May (1/3)
Winter Wonderland - Christmas and Letter 'P' - Polka dots, Picture, Pop up, (1/1)
Aud Sentiments - No Sentiment
Craft Us Crazy - Something new & or fav embellishment (1/3)
Crafty Purple Frog - Monochromatic (2/3)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Embossing - My frame is heat embossed with 'off white' powder.
Some Odd Girl - Make a scene
My Time Made Easy - Sketch *** EDIT*** Won!
The Paper Shelter - Distress (2/3)
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27 Treasured comments:

Kimberly said...

WOW! i couldn't even start thinking about christmas,,,we finally had a sunny day and the snow finally left us earlier this month...beautiful card...tfs.

MacKenzie said...

Oooooo....this is beautiful! I love the image you used. I'm so glad that you played along with our vintage challenge over at Christmas Stampin All Year Long! said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love that frame!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!!!

Dawn said...

Ooooooooohhhh, only May & you're doing Christmas!!!! Your card is beautiful Leesa!
I so wish I was as organised!

Denise said...

Beautiful card - love that frame and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous P creation thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland challenge, hope you will be joining us for all the excitement next week too
Hugs Kate xx

Heide said...

Stunning card, love the colors and the frame that the has the glass effect on it is GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Wow!!! This is truly beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...Mona

deesdesigns said...

Love the blue and brown combo - I wish I could be as ambitious as you and start my Christmas cards. I'm so glad you could join us for our "No Sentiments" challenge at Aud Sentiments.

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous card! I love what you did with the image. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous card to start off you Christmas roll. Thank you for joining us at DDSB.


Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!!! I love the way you made it look like a window! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

ahlers5 said...

Beautiful card! Love that embossed frame. Thanks for joining us at DDSB.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card, Thanks for playing along with us at TPS this week.
Kevin xx

Harriet Skelly said...

Your Christmas card is fabulous - love the window effect! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Kathy said...

Wow, this is really stunning. Love the window effect, such a warm and cozy card. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

Becky G said...

Wow! This is stunning! I too love the window effect and what a beautiful window it is! Thanks for joining us for this weeks CSAYL challenge! =) Becky CSAYL DT

Gill McCall said...

Lovely card - thanks for joining us at DDSB this week

Colleen Dietrich said...

The whole card is so elegant, but that chipboard frame is really calling me by name!! What brand is it, may I ask? THanks for sharing this with Speedy's Friends. :)

papertrails leaver said...

Such a beautiful card! I like the charm you added! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at TPS…..
Hugs Judith

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

So delicate! I love it!
Thanks for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!

Gem said...

a gorgeous card, thanks for playing this week at AUD Sentiments in our NO sentiments challenge! Gemma :)

Debra said...

Amazing card!

Thanks for playing at the Digi's With Attitude! Color Challenge this week! I hope to see you again next week and Good luck!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

Ann English said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love that gorgeous frame! So glad you could join us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Sharon Wheet said...

I love the blue and brown color combo, too! Your card is simply gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC. I hope that we see more of your work.

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