Dec 24, 2017

Serene Winter Scene

For those celebrating Christmas, tonight is the BIG night.  You only have about 6 hours until the children wake up & you had better have put everything together! My parents used to hold a HUGE open house on Christmas Eve - upwards of 200 people in, out, and around the house.  I woke up many a Christmas Day with strange people sleeping on the living room couch - it might sound weird but it was fun.  My family always collected strays - be it people or animals.  My mother tells of the time I woke up at 6 am to get my gifts and she had literally laid her head down 15 minutes prior - hehehehehehe! OK, enough nostalgia.  But that is what this card brings out in me.  A feeling of times before the insanity of social media, when you knew you'd be cared for, no matter what and that our country was truly a force with which all others had to reckon.  So, on to my card:
 

What I Used to Make This Card:
White Card Base
Stitched Circle Tress, Memory Box, #99843 {or, Stitched Circle Cabin}
Stitched Village, Memory Box, #99891 {or Stitched CabinStitched Tree}
Nesting Circle, Darice, #2014-74 {Tutti has plenty of Nesting Circles}
"Cloudy" Vellum
White Glitter Card
Pale Blue Card

The card is very easy to make, not so easy to photograph, but carry on.  The first thing I did was cut the Stitched Circle Tree out of white glitter card.  I then cut it out again using the Nested circles, so I had an actual circle instead of just a die cut on paper.  After putting the cut on my card blank, I really felt it needed just a smidge more something.  I think the cloudy vellum adds a softness to the card; of course, you can use anything you choose - I just didn't want the background to compete in any way with the trees.  The vellum was cut with the same circle I used to cut the stitched die out of the glitter white card.


If you click this pic, you can see the
dimension and the sparkle
I attached the vellum to the cut and,  while it certainly looked serene {the look I was going for - after all, it is Christmas Eve!},  I still felt it was too blah.  I love white on white cards and I just don't seem to able to mix whites effectively.  My cards never look like their cards do! Ah, maybe someday - I'll keep at it! Back to my card.  To add just a weeny little something, I cut out the three houses from the Stitched Village die; first I used white card, too dull, then Kraft card, too obvious, then this very pale blue I found.  Perfect! The little house nestled perfectly where I wanted it.  I truly adore this little CAS card, I hope you like it as well.
Another Look
With Some Good Sparkle

Here is another look - just click on the image and it should pop open to full size {please let me know if it doesn't!} 


I hope you and yours are having a WONDERFUL Holiday Season and all of us here wish you continued health & happiness ~ 
Fondly, Christi





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5 comments:

  1. So peaceful! Beautiful story and inspiration Christi!! Merry Christmas!

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  2. What a lovely scene and beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your fun Christmas memory!

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  3. Christi, what a beautiful memory and great card!

    Alicia

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