Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stockings Were Hung

Hello!  Diana here today to share a card I made for this week's The Night Before Christmas challenge.

Would you believe that I started out with a very clean and simple design - just some stockings on one of my favorite simple layout?  But then I wanted to add a fireplace - but didn't have the die for it.

I die-cut PoppyStamps Grand Madison Window out four times, trimmed off the window lines, stacked them up, and cut off the bottom.  Voila - I now have a fireplace!

And what Christmas scene would be complete without a little tree.  I fussy cut out a tree from a stamp in my stash, colored with Copics, added some white dots with my gel pen, and then brushed over the tree with my  Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  I also cut a little bit of gold foil from my stash of SB Precious Metals Craft Foil for my star and pot at the bottom of the fireplace. 

But then my fireplace needed a wall - and I do love wainscoting. The Darice Stripe Background embossing folder is perfect for that. Added some black card stock in the fireplace, hung up some stockings using Poppy Stamps Cute Stockings (using a bit of felt for die-cutting the top of the stocking).

I love having a wreath over my own fireplace so I had to add one here also using a pine branch punch I had in my collection of punches.

Since I have little kids, I used Memory Box rounded fence as my fireplace screen. After I cut some logs inside the fireplace.  I also added a little signage on top of the mantel to fill up the space.  The card is no longer clean and simple but it was a whole lot of fun to make!  Hope you find new ways to use your dies also!

This turned our really cute Diana! It's always fun to see how to make a die cut used as something else!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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JoAnn said...

Love your adorable card with the cute scene you created.

Gail said...

Wonderful job on creating your fireplace - love the Poppy Stamps and Memory Box dies - your card is lovely - like those red stockings too!