Wintery Christmas Village

A post today to share a card I created over the past few days…..yep – past few days! This took some drying time for some elements, decisions about colours – and whether to use Copics, or coloured card stock. Here is my card:

It may not look like it, but this was a labour of love – I kept going, knowing it would get there eventually…….!

The background blue panel was using some Spellbinders ‘Silks‘ recently obtained as part of a virtual crafting kit. I’ll need to play with them more as they have a really clear shine – but I think I watered it down too much. Whilst this was drying I turned to the snowbanks.

I played with snowbank layers and levels to create the three hills. These were all stuck down onto the base card – the uppermost layer with 3D foam, and some Hero Arts ‘sparkle clear lacquer pen‘ used for the snowy tops – again something else to set aside and dry…..

I then took a Concord & 9th die set and die cut all the pieces from white Neenah, then eventually decided to colour all the houses with warn grey or cool grey Copic markers – varying shades – to come up with how they look here.

The pop of red and green for the door wreaths were also coloured with Copics, as were the three lamp-posts.

All windows and the light of the lamps were the bits that fall out of the die – stuck back in when coloured with yellow. There were a lot of very small, teeny-tiny pieces of sticky tape on the back of each to keep them in place.

Then I decided to add some of the sparkle glitter to each of those houses and windows -and something else to let dry……..

Patience is not my strong suit, so I left them overnight to dry – because I’m also a little clumsy and I feared there would be smudges etc if I worked with them too soon.

Once I had stuck everything down – I remembered the sentiment. Typical of me….last thing to stamp on a layered card……really? I used my Misti – minus the mat – and gingerly stamped and heat embossed the sentiment…….heart in mouth……I could always cover it with a banner……but it worked out thank goodness.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Round Christmas with cottage/cabin – option of pink not taken

Peace On Earth Challenge Christmas and Inspiration Board – (scene, snow)

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – anything goes Christmas – option to use green – a very little on the wreaths

Allsorts Challenge – hand coloured or paper piecing (hand coloured house/cottage layers, paper-pieced cut-outs back in place)

11 thoughts on “Wintery Christmas Village

  1. OMG love all your cute houses … what a fabulous scene you have created! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!
    P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there!

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