Saturday, January 3, 2009

It's A Diorama!

Well as I said in my Monday post, we're still getting Christmas cards, so I can still share the last of the ones I had made throughout the fall and winter. :-) This is a diorama card. Kind of a putzy one, LOL, but still fun to make.

It was next to impossible to get a good photo of this card because of the stamped acetate layer I attached to the back of the front panel. I stamped snowflakes in silver ink and then attached it to the back of the patterned paper {cut the oval with my Nestabilities and Cuttlebug}. Then I used the Christmas Village {don't remember the real name} Cuttlebug folder on the back panel, and did a wash of Baja Breeze ink over the raised parts for some definition, tapering off toward the bottom.

I added 2-way glue and TONS of Dazzling Diamonds glitter for snow {on the rooftops, trees and on the ground of course}. I did Jody Morrow's Drunken Watercoloring technique on the little Snowman to add a bit of color. Stamped the sentiment and added some bling underneath. Put it together with sticky strip and added the ribbon for decoration.

Supplies, etc. Stamps - Merry and Bright & Best Yet from SU. Ink - Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red classic ink pads and reinkers, Encore Silver. Paper - GP 110# white cardstock, Ski Slope patterned paper, Riding Hood Red, transparency sheet. Other - Aquapainters, rubbing alcohol, Riding Hood Red Taffeta, self-adhesive rhinestones, 2-way glue, sticky strip, Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals, double-circle punch, scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, scallop border punch, Classic oval nestabilities, Snowy Village embossing folder, Cuttlebug.

9 people made my day!:

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMGOSH JEn! This is too cute. Was it SO much work? Wow...I don't even know that I'd attempt something such as this LOL...but it's GORGEOUS to look at! Love that DP :) I just got it!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

How very clever!! and acetate is always so cool! It is a great photo, but you are right snapping acetate is a real nuisance haha!

Lorie said...

That is beautiful! Great job!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So pretty! Love the acetate layer, and the pop of red!!
hugs, Jami

Danyelle Kessler said...

Ooooohh...very pretty diorama card.

harrahx2 said...

I love this card. I like the simple look of the background.

Cassie said...

ooohhhh-that's what i said when i saw your card!!

Janna said...

OMG!!! This is so perfect!!!! I love the papers, the images the coloring everything! THis is one of my all time favorite cards! I am so casing this! Great job!

Smiles,
Janna

Etha said...

ohhhh pretty! love the splash of red, very nice :)