Sunday, 4 September 2016

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Morning, I thought I would share a card today, I made using the lovely stamps that Justin and Gordon from Be Creative Launched on Hochanda this week, along with the paper pads.

I decided to use Kraft card for this one, the main card is on a 6'' square and the background card is a 7''square. I started with the background card, Using Winter Sparkle Embossing powder and a Versamark In Pad, I stamped my chosen sentiment to 2 of the corners. Then I added some of the snowflake stamps from the set using the same powder. (Don't forget to use an Anti Static Pad). I set this aside.

Next I took my main card and created a landscape, I wanted the snow to have quite a texture and to be pronounced, so I used white gesso and stippled along my torn paper to add the hills and mountains.

Then I stamped some of the snowflakes in the sky using Versamark and again the Winter Sparkle Embossing Powder. I added a little Shaded Lilac ink to the sky.

From the Christmas Paper pad, I took a sheet of the trees and cut them out. I needed a lot as I was planning to decoupage them so used a full sheet. I took a sheet of patterned paper from the pad and stamped some Wee Houses from Clarity. I used Versamark to stamp and the the Wonder Embossing Crystals to emboss. After cutting out the houses I added a little more colour using a selection of Distress Ink.

I laid out my design before securing the trees and house in place using Collall 3d glue gel, building up some of them and others flat. I backed my main card onto a piece of white before layering it onto the background giving a fine white border.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read my post today. I hope you have enjoyed the step by step and the finished card. I hope you will visit again very soon. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Beautiful card and using paper pads in a different way with one of your lovely backgrounds.
    Thank you for sharing. Nicola x

  2. Beautiful card and love these wee houses.
    Linda xxx

  3. This is a beautiful card Nick. Thank you so much for sharing this. Thank you also for the brilliant tutorial.