Today is the launch of the Little Claire December stamp challenge and the theme is special Christmas card. I have made this card for my big sister and her husband and they have a very special place in my heart. This is the last Little Claire challenge of the year so good luck with your entry.....
The prize for this months lucky winner is........
£10.00 Voucher to spend on-line
what you will need:
Little Claire Christmas Village Scene stamp
Little Claire Dinkie Text Merry Christmas
6" x 6" base card
white card to stamp onto
black Versa Fine ink pad
Hunkydory shooting stars background paper
copy paper to use as a mask
blue pastel chalks
Cut n Dry foam
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Stormy Sky
Lea`bilities Poinsettia die 004
Marianne Creatables Poinsettia die LRD122
swirly accent die
Glamour Dust glitter
die cutting machine
thin paint brush
fine tip black pen
colouring in implements of your choice
black liquid pearls
4 x faceted AB gems
Cover the 6" x 6" base card with the black card.
Cut the Hunkydry Shooting Stars background card to mat and layer onto the black paper/card which is now stuck to the base card, stick the Hunkydory card in place.
Using the Little Claire Christmas Village Scene stamp and the black Versa Fine ink pad stamp the image onto white card.
Cut the image to size (about 12cm x 10cm).
Stamp the image onto copy paper and cut around the outline of the houses, thee owl and the moon.
Use the cut out images as a mask and secure onto the master image.
Using the Cut n Dry foam and the blue pastel chalks begin to shade the sky area of the image (I made it darker coloured in the top left of the image and lighter coloured around the moon).
Remove the masks and colour the rest of the image with colouring implements of your choice.
Colour in the trees with the fine tip black pen.
Using wet glue and a fine paint brush apply glue to the image where you want it to look like frost has formed (including the moon).
Cover the glue with the Glamour Dust glitter and shake off the excess.
Mat and layer the image onto black card and stick onto the base card.
Using the Lea`bilities Poinsettia die cut out 2 Poinsettia flowers (one lager than the other) from white card.
Using the Marianne Creatables Poinsettia die cut out 8 Poinsettia flowers ( lager than the others) from white card.
Using the Marianne Creatables Poinsettia die cut out 4 middles from black card.
Using the Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress Ink shade the centre of each of the Poinsettia flowers.
Apply wet glue to the shaded area of the Poinsettia flowers, sprinkle with Glamour Dust glitter, shake off the excess and leave to dry.
Apply the black liquid pearls to the tips of the black flower centres and leave to dry.
When all the pieces are dry assemble the flowers (the big flower has 4 sections and a middle piece and the rest of the flowers have 2 sections and a middle piece).
Stick a AB gem in the centre of each assembled flower.
Using the swirly shaped die cut 4 pieces from white card.
Stick the white swirly cut outs and the Poinsettia flowers onto the card.
Using the Little Clair Dinkie Text Merry Christmas select the "A little Christmas greeting just for you" and stamp onto white card.
Cut out the text and rub the edges along the black Versa Fine ink pad to define the edge of the sentiment box.
Stick the sentiment onto the card.