Wednesday, 23 November 2016

'Twas the Night Before'

Hi everyone, today for my DT Card at Cheery Lynn Designs I am sharing with you my Festive Scene. I love how Cheery Lynn's dies can make so many wonderful scenes on your cards/ scrapbook pages. On my card you will see how I have adapted my Holly Wreath die and used elements from other dies to create this. So let me take you through all the techniques on it.

My card measures 5" x 7", I tattered a couple of layers of paper and glued in place. My Garland has been made from the Christmas Wreath by cutting it into sections. I coloured my die cut with Copic Pens adding Glossy Accents onto my Mistletoe. 

My berries on the Garland were made from Red Stickles glue, once dry I added a drop of Glossy Accents to form the shape of berries. The bells were coloured with a gold pen and shaded at the sides with Archival ink.

Santa was also coloured with Copics, dabbing some Stickles onto his hat to make it Sparkle. His beard, eyebrows and hat I added Snowtex and some Glamour Dust too. I mounted him onto my Stacker die to frame him on the wall.

My tree has also been coloured with Copics adding Stickles onto the baubles and once dry a layer of Glossy accents for a domed effect.

I just adore this fireplace and had a lot of fun building it up. I die cut out the fireplace 3 times layering on with foam strips for dimension, adding an extra layer onto the mantle. I outlined the brick embossed areas with a Fineliner Pen and added a different shade of paper to the back of the fire. I shaded my logs with Distress inks and drop shadowed with grey cardstock, adding in place with Silicone Glue. My flames are coloured with Copics and a layer of Glossy Accents, off setting a few layers for a natural look.

The Fireplace die also comes with the picture frames, candles and stockings. On this card I used the Christmas Stockings and Parcels from the Whimsical Set adding Candy Canes onto my Stockings for extra detail. You will find these in the Build A Christmas Tree die set listed below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your lovely comments left on my cards. It would be great to see you joining in the Bi-Weekly challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs giving you the chance of winning a $20 Shopping Spree.

Crafty Hugs, 
Julie xx


  1. What a wonderful festive scene you have created Julie, I love the fire in the fireplace and the garland with all the lovely berries - I am feeling a bit more Christmassy now! Wonderful inspiration, as always! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. How fun is this! What a gorgeous scene and amazingly intricate dies! Hugs, Autumn

  3. Ooh I can almost feel the heat from that fire, such a gorgeous scene Julie
    Donna xx

  4. What a lovely, festive scene, Julie!

  5. A lovely heart warming scene Julie, I can't believe how close we are to the big day xxx

  6. What a beautiful card !!
    Wonderful Inspiration card love it .
    Greetings Doris

  7. Oh my!!! This is absolutely breathtaking! Love all the beautiful details and such a heartwarming design.
    Paper Talk with Samra


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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