Today's project is my entry for a challenge over on the 'Craft Mad and Loving It' group on Craftbubble. This is a new set of month-long challenges started for 2013 and every 25th of the month throughout the year a new theme is published. Some members of the group were rushing to get sufficient cards made in time for last Christmas(me being one of them !) and we thought it would be a great idea to make at least one a month throughout the year so we would have a minimum of 12 cards finished.
My pal Kathy set this first challenge and she gave us a sketch and a recipe to work with and we can use all elements or choose anything from the list.
The recipe included lots of glitter, a button, stamped image and patterned paper. I followed the sketch and the recipe, with the exception of the button as this card will most likely need to go through the post and adding buttons can often make the card too thick to be within the lowest price band for postage.
The stamped image of the room is by Magnolia and the lovely gift boxes are from a set of stamps by Recollections sold by Michaels Stores in the USA. I coloured the images using Copics and added Glossy Accents on the door to give the glass panels a realistic look, on the lamp beside the door and on the gift box ribbons to give them dimension.
The main image was cut out using a set of nestie dies then attached over a layer cut with a slightly larger die from the same set. I added a fancy frame over the top cut using another set of Spellbinders dies, which matches the shape of the nesties exactly.
The tree was cut using a Marianne's die and the holly spray using a Cheery Lynn's die. For the snow I used Glamour Dust over Glossy Accents, which is my favourite combination as IRL it is very sparkly. Finally some Star Dust Stickles added liberally over the design and my card was done.
That's at least one Christmas card in my stock for this year, so I have made a start.
It's great to have you stop by to check out today's project, thanks so much for taking the time to visit.