Monday, December 01, 2014

From Our Home to Yours


Hi everyone.  Time for the next challenge at Mixed Media Card Challenge #6 (Home ... with optional element of lace).  Still working on Christmas cards and having a lot of fun ... they are my favourite cards to make. :)






I used a very old stamp from SU! call Neighborhood (it's a wheel stamp).  I removed it from the wheel, added foam backing and use it as a regular stamp ... so much easier, in my opinion.  I stamped the houses in black ink onto white card stock twice.  I fussy-cut one set out (just from the white paper, leaving the houses attached at the bottom.  On the second set, I coloured the house with Copics, and the fussy-cut them out and paper pieced them individually on top of my white row of houses.  I popped them up for added dimension over top of the card front which was coated with Sparkle Texture effect over a polka-dot stencil ... looks like a pretty crazy snow storm to me!! :)

I ripped more white card stock for the snow bank and printed off a digital sentiment onto the piece.  I then added dazzling details (clear glitter glue) to the ripped edges and glued it to the bottom of the houses.  Fun card to make! :)

Also wanted to mention that when my hubby saw the card, he said he knew which home was his ... can you guess ??!! :)

I hope you'll join in our challenge.  There's lots of time to play as it's open until Dec. 25! Please come check out the challenge HERE and you'll see all the amazing creations by the rest of the talented Design Team.

Hope to see you in the gallery! :)


I'm entering this card (third entry) into the current challenge at Time Out (#19 - embossing with an optional twist of sparkle).  I embossed the falling snow with sparkle texture effect.







Stamps:  Neighborhood (SU!); Traditional Christmas Greetings (Pink Petticoat)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Black (Memento); Copics :YG69, R29, W4
Accessories & Tools:  Sparkle texture effect (Martha Stewart), polka-dot stencil made with my Cameo and cut file, palette knife, dazzling details



32 comments:

Brenda said...

I totally love this card Loll!! The houses are fabulous and I love the way you did them. Not sure which would be your house, but my guess is going to be the single green house to the right. I love your crazy snow storm too. lol I would have never guess that your sentiment was computer generated, I love it! Don't think I could print a sentiment onto my card and have it come out looking so perfect with perfect placement. lol This is such a fun, fun Christmas card to me. Hugs, Brenda

Sandy Dehon said...

Wonderful, wonderful -- all hearts go home for Christmas!
Sandy xx

Far North said...

Wonderfull houses Loll! I hope your husband will get you both the townhouse! One for the 2 of you and the 2nd for your studio! Thanks for sharing.

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

sandie said...

This really does look,like a fun card to make and all that texture and embossing is fabulous, thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

Bonnie said...

Love your little houses in the sparkling snow! Such a charming scene!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love this little street scene!

OH Babs said...

I love the card and thought the houses were great. Lo and behold I have the stamp and did the very same thing. Never liked the roll stamp and I cut all of them up much easier to use. Cool.

maria f. said...

Gotta laugh. Would you believe the first thing I saw was that tiny house in the middle! Funny hubby. I love the snow and your keeping the colors of the houses just red and green.

Charlene said...

Beautiful Loll!! Love your little scene!

harrahx2 said...

Love the snowflakes Loll. I got your card and it really is so much more beautiful IRL~ You have grown in the talent department! Love it.

Anita in France said...

So fun and festive, Loll ... what a sweet street scene! Lovely as it is, hope DH is going to get more than the little dog house! Anita :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love, love.love your beautiful snow scene and the gorgeous houses! I hope your DH isn't in the doghouse!

Anita in France said...

Oops, did it again ... in my delight at your card, I forgot to add ... so happy you played along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Such a sweet and lovely scene :) I love the amazing color of the houses and the snow. Glitter is a perfect touch to the design

Shery said...

Oooh, your card is just way stinkin' adorable, Loll! I love that row of houses in Christmas colors and the glittery snow too!

MaryH said...

Very festive village of houses and am loving that texture of the snow. Wonderful MMedia card, Miss L. TFS

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful row of Christmas houses Loll! love the big glittery snow!

Karen Mead said...

Love this gorgeous card Loll - such cute houses and your snow is so pretty with the sparkles:) Hugs xx

Shona Chambers said...

This is so sweet! I just love little houses on cards and these look so warm and welcoming. I was dreading making Xmas cards but can't stop making them now and your right, they are alot of fun!!

Shona Chambers said...

And in my excitement I forgot to thank you so much for joining in with TIME OUT, its always lovely to have you visit!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE it Loll . . . those little houses are so sweet and great colouring too! Hazel x

Lee-Anne said...

Oh goodness...I love those sweet little houses, Loll! The traditional colors are fab!

Sanna Lippert said...

again such a pretty card, Loll!!! love the snowflake background and those houses peeking out of the snow :).

Donna said...

Love this. I actually have the rubber wood set and I would never have thought to use it like you did...that's why you are you, and I just try to copy you!

cm said...

I'm packing my bags, ready to move into the tall red house, which I know is impeccably furnished and offers me a fully stocked craft-room! The neighbourhood looks inviting, welcoming, friendly...LOVE this card x 1000000000000!
Hugs~c

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such adorable houses with the bg snow~ I just came from that scene :) - Glad to be back to my warm state!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I just love your happy little houses scene Loll. Love the glitter.

Barb Ghig said...

I love these charming houses and how you created your snowy background! Another really beautiful card, Loll!
My guess: The green house, second from the right?

Stamps and Paper said...

Another gorgeous card Loll....still tryin to play catch up on blogs....

Anne

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Gorgeous snowy background Loll!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is precious!