Let me introduce you to Quick Cards - All is Bright.
I modified the Make it from your Heart Volume 2 pattern #24 to make it. According to the pattern the papers are 1/4" narrower and then butted next to each other to leave an 1/8" border around everything. Instead, I cut the papers 4 1/4" wide to span the width of the card. I had intended for no white to show, but had forgotten to take the height into account when I cut the pieces. Instead, I made lemonade!
The B&T paper is from the Adventure Fundamental pack - Pacifica - specifically. ;)
All is Bright is one stamp set, so easy peasy! That's where I started...by stamping in Sapphire ink on White Daisy cardstock (3" x 3" - unlike the pattern dimension). From there I picked the other colors. The stamped image is mounted on Crystal Blue (1/4" larger than the White Daisy)(because I liked the look better than when the Glacier was placed on top of Crystal Blue). That is 3D foam mounted to be raised.
To the Glacier cardstock, I used the direct to paper technique. The look is accomplished by opening your ink pad, and lightly rubbing it (in a circular pattern) over the cardstock. It gives the cardstock some movement and life (definitely one of my favorite techniques!).
Lastly, I cut and glued on the Sapphire Twine from the Adventure Ribbon Pack. Those are two pieces. One for the straight, and another for the bow. I used Liquid Glass to glue the pieces. Those were in position before I mounted the stamped image.
Oh, and the last thing I did, was add some Shimmer using the Clear Shimmer Brush. I added it to the snowflakes, every other tree, and below the "Merry and Bright all night" saying (you can sort of see that in the picture).
Items used (all CTMH):
|A1148||Quick Cards - All is Bright|
|1388||White Daisy Cardstock|
|1292||Crystal Blue Cardstock|
|Z3253||Adventure Fundamental Pack - Pacifica|
|Z3286||Adventure Ribbon Pack|
|Z3293||Shimmer Brush - Clear|
|Z1151||3D Foam Tape|
|9042||Make it from your Heart Volume 2|