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Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Festive Fireplace Christmas Card

I found a fun "Festive Fireplace" card on Pinterest made by Nicole Watt.  You can view here card here.  I did make several changes to it but there are a few things I did copy, like the words on the side and the wreath at the top.  And of course the fireplace!!!  I changed the background, mostly because I didn't have the decorative paper that she used.  I used some from the "Merry Moments" 6" x 6" paper stack.  I'm actually using a lot of paper from that stack. I wonder if I will use it up!!! LOL  No way!!

Okay, let's talk about my card.  I had to fussy cut out the fireplace and mantel. I did copy the color of the mantel and the color of the words.  I used Crumb Cake ink, that is what the color looked like to me on Nicole's card.  Once I cut out the fireplace, I cut out the center of the fireplace as well.  Then I used Dimensionals and stuck a piece of Basic Black to the back of it.  But before I did that I colored it in with markers and a blender pen.  There are LOTS of layers with Dimensionals on this card!  Next I colored the logs and flames.  I set them in place on top of the black piece.  I set the mantel in place with Dimensionals.  Next I colored the stockings and set them in place on the mantel with a half of a Dimensional.  There's not a lot of room behind them.  I don't know if you can see it, but I wrote names on the stockings.  This is a card for our son and his wife and kids. He never reads my blog so he won't see the card!  

I stamped the wreath using Garden Green card stock. That was the color it looked like on Nicole's card. Then I used the Dazzling Details Cherry Cobbler on the berries on the wreath to give it some color.  I think Nicole had just colored hers in with a marker.  I wanted to add some sparkle to it.  I may add a little sparkle to the flames too. I think the card could use a bit more "shine" to it.  I added a bow to the top of my wreath. I don't believe Nicole added that.
This card was a lot of work and a lot of time was put into it.  Plus a lot of love.  I like the concept of the fireplace stamp and dies but I don't think I will make anymore cards using it.  It's my sister's set and I will be returning it to her tomorrow so I thought I should make at least one card using it.  I did and I'm done!!!  It's a fun set but it requires a lot of time to make a decent card using it.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

MezzoKat said...

Beautiful card, well worth the effort! Perhaps you'll be tempted to borrow it again--next Christmas!