Since I'm suddenly in the mood to create Christmas cards I decided to go with it:
This is based on one of the sketches for the current Hero Arts challenge (instead of using a circle I used a square and I also moved the sentiment strip from the bottom to the top third of the card). After die cutting a frame using a Spellbinder Nestie I white embossed Hero Arts (HA) S5208 Designer Woodgrain. The HA CG395 Snowing Village was first stamped in HA soft pool shadow ink on white cs then embossed in black on both white cs and gingham pp. After squishing various inks on an acrylic block I picked them up with a blender pen and colored in the houses on the black embossed piece. The gingham house was paper pieced as shown then the whole piece was cut out and adhered to the soft pool piece with foam tape. Some sparkle was added to the village with a Sakura gelly roll pen (hard to see in the pic) and a few gems. Sentiment is from HA CL540 Christmas Reindeer.
Other Materials Used: WPlus 9 banner die, Doodlebug designs button, Martha Stewart baker's twine, HA clear gems, Papertrey ink white cs, Stampin' Up pool cs and markers (pool and kiwi kiss), Ranger barn door distress ink
I'm also linking this up to the Moxie Fab World Minty Fresh Challenge that runs through September 3rd.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!