Friday, July 10, 2020

Create one of many cards - Christmas in July 2020

Hello crafty friends welcome back. 
Today’s post is a part of a hop called “Christmas in July 2020” and the theme of the hop is “Mass Production
And today I’m making 8 cards and showing you different ways of putting them together, some quick as well as some detailed work depending on how you want your finished cards to look and how much time you have in hand to create your cards. The design is pretty easy to mass produce and you can always add more to the design if you wish to..
I love everything about Christmas, it truly is the best time of the year. The holiday vibe, lights everywhere, red, green, white colors, winter clothes, yummy food and if you stay in a place where its snows then that's just icing on the cake. I used to stay in Saint Louis, MO and absolutely loved the winter time, all the snow and white everywhere, it was truly magical. Now I'm in San Francisco, California and it doesn't snow where I'm but it does snow if you drive just 4 hours away from my place which is kind of fun too.  

Next stop in the blog hop is - Tanya Boser

So now let's move to our cards. In today's cards I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop in both portrait and landscape style to create the winter scene. For bulk cards like this I really like to use any such dies where you get the whole scene started/set up just with that one die. It helps to create the scene faster, and looks like you have added a lot of work to it. I die cut 4 backdrops from each die giving me a total of 8 panels to work with using Neenah solar 80lbs white cardstock.
Then I used the negative part of those diecuts, which will be the sky for my scene, I heat embossed all 8 of those using clear embossing powder for 4 of them and embossing powder for rest 4 panels. Lastly I ink blended those panels using Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Speckled Egg Distress oxides. The places where there was heat embossing done, resisted the ink blending giving me a beautiful snowy sky which just looks magical to me.
Also I added some light blue color to those snowy hills using Tumbled Glass distress oxide inks. I also show you how to speed up this process by using copic markers instead of distress oxide inks, I almost gives you the same look, in half the time. I used B00 B01 and colorless blender copic markers for this. 

Next in the same die set you get houses and trees dies too. I die cut around 12-13 houses of each design so having total of 24-25 houses and around 45-47 trees in all sizes. 
There is a little die cutting involved in this step but this is what creates our whole scene so you cannot really let go off this step, but you can always reduce the number of houses n trees in a card, resulting in less work for you. But I like scene cards and it feels therapeutic to me to add in few extra work like that. 
Next I started with adding details to my trees n houses. I used light grey cardstock to die cut the houses and a dark green cardstock for trees. So for my trees I used YG99 and G28 copic markers to add some color to all the trees including E29 for the tree trunks. That just adding a little detail to all trees making them pop a little more. 
Next I took the house die cut and used YG25 copic marker to color the windows of each house and also W7 to color the doors and roof tops of the houses and lastly I used hickory smoke distress oxide ink along with my small blending brush to add some color to the building itself.. I felt the houses needed just a little color to make them look more dimensional. 
Lastly to make them look like they belong to our winter scene I added snow to all the house roof tops and tress using my Marvy snow marker. 
Now all is left is to assemble the houses. You can do this later while putting together the cards, but I like to finish this before hand as it makes the card assembly pretty easy and straight forward. 

Now it's time to assemble the card. I started with stamping my sentiment inside the cards. I used sentiments from HO HO HOLIDAYS stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I stamped inside "be filled with magic! Merry Christmas" I used black and red ink to stamp the sentiments in the inside. 

I used liquid glue to glue the hillside backdrop panels to my white card bases. And then I used liquid glue to glue all other elements to the cards. 

Watch the video below or click HERE to watch on YouTube. 

And that's it my cards are ready. I love how my cards look and very happy with the outcome. I hope you guys will give this a try to. Thank you for visiting, have a nice day. 

1 comment:

  1. I love your cards!~ and I may need that die set now ;)


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