I'm here today with the card that I've made for our new challenge over at 'Fashionable Stamping Challenges' and the theme this time is 'Anything Goes,' chosen by our lovely Shirley.
It's actually the first Anniversary this month of my joining the Fashionable Stamping Design Team and I've loved every single minute. I couldn't quite believe it when Shirley asked me if I would like to join them and I still have to keep pinching myself to believe it! My teamies are such a lovely bunch of ladies and they are all extremely talented and have their own unique styles of stamping. I feel really proud and honoured to be part of such a fabulous team and would like to thank each and every one of them for making my first year such a pleasure :) x
Now moving on to business.......
As we are now well and truly into December, I thought that I would go all out with the festive bling and create a scene around the Night Before Christmas.
I knew that I wanted to use the Girl Reading a Book by Flonz as my main focal image when just by chance I found some old Christmas cards with pictures of a fireplace on them which were just perfect for what I needed. I stamped the girl using VersaMark and then heat embossed her using a detailed black embossing powder. I then cut out a window using a Marianne Window die and used this to frame my image. Having done this, I then needed to create the outside Christmas scene.......
No Christmas would be complete without a tree and so I used a stamp that I've had for years by Sheena Douglass. I cut out the tree and then set about trimming it up. I started by wrapping gold wire around it which I thought might give it some texture and dimension but unfortunately, it was too thin and just didn't show up, so I then went over the wire with gold Stickle glue which looked much better. As I wanted to give the impression of clear white lights, I used small diamond gems.
I was happy with my scene at this point but still felt it was lacking a little something, so I used some die cut Ivy to frame the top of the card.