Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #129 - Libby's "All About Christmas" Challenge

I love Christmas, don't you?  Well, our brand new challenge is all about Christmas.  I love the way Libby's challenge allows us to choose any image or colour.  The creation just has to be about Christmas.

I decided to showcase the outdoors, especially since I was itching to use the new Carols of Christmas bundle.  There are so many wonderful images and dies in that bundle!  I can imagine so many different cards and paper creations.  But back to this challenge.

I chose the Heavy Whisper White cardstock for my base.  I wanted to keep the colours as simple as possible, primarily white and navy.  With that in mind, I cut a smaller piece of Night of Navy cardstock and proceeded to heat emboss white stars across the top, all chosen from the Star of Light set.  Once I finished heat embossing those, I heat embossed the sentiment, also from the Star of Light set, across the bottom in white.

With my embossed areas in place, I took the dual tree framelit and cut the image out, fitting the tops of the trees between the rays of the star.  Then I took the single tree framelit and cut the last tree.  Once the piece of Night of Navy was attached to my white base, the tree shapes just "popped".  To finish off I added one subtle spot of colour, the deer.  I stamped the image on Whisper White and used the deer framelit to cut it out.  Since I like things just so, I fussy-cut between the legs to minimize the amount of white.

This could easily be dressed up with a few well-placed rhinestones or sequins.  I chose to leave it clean and simple.

I hope you'll check out the wonderful cards created by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

1 comment:

  1. Heidi what a beautiful outdoorsy Christmas card. I really love the Carols of Christmas bundle much to play with, and you've done an excellent job of merging and showcasing the tree dies into a forest scene. Well done!


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