Sunday, 10 July 2016

Twas the night before Christmas

Doesn't this look like the most perfect Christmas scene? All quiet and peaceful with a beautiful starry sky and a sprinkling of snow. This card is so effective but using the Starry Night die and the Christmas Cottage scene dies its so easy to do.
Run the Starry Night Sky die through with black card, and the two Christmas cottage scenes in Coconut White, I felt Bright White was a bit harsh so went for a softer white. Using the Double pierced circle dies, I cut two circles the same size and then, from the middle, one smaller die was cut out and on the other an even smaller circle, giving a graduated frame. The background is embossed with the Snowflake Lattice embossing folder.

Look at the detail that these dies give you! So lovely and I have added a sprinkling of diamond Snow to the rooftops and trees too. The close up shows the detail in the Starry sky too, just one cut of the die and you have all this detail, brilliant!

Final embellishment is the poinsettia in opposite corners. I used the Poinsettia Additions collection. I have the Classic Poinsettia dies from last year, but to have the open and closed petals plus the leaves all the same smaller set was so handy. They are a different size to the Classic collection too, so a real 'Addition' to my collection. The Holly branch was used as the back piece. Crystal stars were added to the other two opposite corners. Glad its not really the night before Christmas, but it wont be long!

Todays recipe
Double Pierced Circle dies
Snowflake Lattice embossing folder
Starry Night die
Christmas Cottage Scene dies
Poinsettia Additions die
Holly Branch die
Diamond Sprinkles
Crystal stars
Coconut White and Black Foundation card

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  1. That's a superb card Maxine........ clever lady xxxx

  2. Such a beautiful Christmas scene. I can just picture the freshly fallen snow and the church bells ringing.

  3. This is so lovely Maxine. Did you use spray glue for the poinsettia edges or the liner brush glue? Monochrome is so classy. Xx


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