Friday, December 14, 2018

A Narnia Christmas!

Hi Blog Friends!

Here today to show you what I've been working on.....
My Christmas Cards for 2018!

I'll be entering my cards in
Simon Says Stamp 
Christmas Card Day 
Found here: 

And I'll be entering my cards in
Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge:
Assembly Line Stamping
I fell in love with 
PTI's- Fairy Tale Christmas Kit 
 when it came out & had to have it!
That is what I've used for my card/s.
I LOVE Betsy's Kits!
She thinks of EVERYTHING!
  I also have a few versions of my card for you  too.
(I'll be listing the supplies at the end of my post.)

If you haven't read or seen the movie Narnia,
all you need to know is,
 that the lamp post signifies Christ,
 as the one who leads the way....

A Narnia Christmas
This is my first version---
 For assembly line creating, 
Step One- I  stenciled the trees/ sponging on sky color
onto a light blue paper.
I thought the trees looked like it was a VERY snowy night, as you can only see a light outline of them, not to mention the lamp light would shine off of the snow & trees....
leaving a glow.
 Step Two- I used my stencil & modeling paste to create the snow flakes & the ground
 the characters are standing on.
Step Three- I used my stencil & applied the Mousse.
The  light rays of the lamp are done with Nuvo- Mousse Indian Gold (also in the kit),
& applied with a Nuvo- DBL Tipped Brush.

Step Four- I adhered the Lamp Post.
The lamp post is nearly the only thing that didn't come in the kit & it is by
Poppy Stamps- Old Fashioned Lamp Post.
(I altered it just a bit.)

Step Five- As things were drying, I die cut, stamped & colored the little characters. 
I thought these little cuties looking up were perfect, along with the woodland creatures---
drawn to the lamp & light,
as in Narnia.

This is the inside for all of my cards:
The inside sentiment is by:
 Impression Obsession- 20596 by Alesa Baker Designs
When I found it, I KNEW it was perfect for this card!
The "Merry Christmas" is from the PTI- Fairy Tale Christmas 
& the strip at the bottom is a piece I trimmed off of the main background from the front panel.
Step Six-As things dry, cut & score the card base, & all of the layers & stamp the inside sentiment. 
Step Seven- Die cut the corners & adhered them.

Step Eight- Assemble.
I so enjoyed making these. 
It took a while to make them, as the steps are involved,
 washing the stencil between each use for perfect results each time,
 & space & time to spread them out for drying.
(Space is something that I lack...) ;)
But, that is how we make all of our cards, isn't it?
Step by step!

Here is my second version:
Here I colored in the trees with a black Faber Castell Pitt Pen,
after using the stencil & sponging on the sky colors, & before using the mousse.
There is a stamp for stamping the trees whatever color you like in the kit, but it is small.
For this second version,  I stenciled the trees on white paper & then colored in the trees, leaving a touch of white for snow on the edges & adding some Signo White Pen where necessary.

All of the steps are done the very same as the first cards I've showed you.

I did one more,
 my third version, by just stenciling the trees, sponging on the sky colors
 on white paper & leaving the trees white.
It's fun to just try different versions of the same card......

Step Nine- & Lastly, I made red envelopes for them...
Cards just aren't finished without envelopes for sending them in!

I always like to slip my cards into the envelopes face up,
so when the recipient opens the envelope they get to see the card right off! 
No fumbling with flipping it over.

Which one do you like the best?
The first with the blue trees?
The second with the black trees?
Or the third with the white trees?

I'm torn between the first version with the blue trees, & the second with the black trees! LOL

Are you done with your Christmas Cards yet?

***This card was chosen "Favorites for the week ending Dec. 14, 2018" on SCS!"
******This card was chosen "FAVORITES FOR THE BEST OF 2018" on SCS!!!****** 

Wishing you a "Fairytale Christmas!"

Supplies not mentioned above:
* My final card dimensions are: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
* PTI- Fairy Tale Christmas Stencils
* Strathmore Bristol Paper
*Oxide Inks
PTI- Sunburst Stencil Collection
*Dick Blick- Acrylic Modeling Paste
*Imagine Crafts Palette Knife
*MS- Crystal Clear Glitter
*SU- Dazzling Diamonds- mixed
*Memento Ink
*Spectrum Noir Markers
*Zig Millenium Pens
*Paper Studio Paper
*Paper Studio- Rhinestones
*Scotch ATG
*Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
*Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape
*EK Success- Tweezers
*Ek Success- Scissors
*Gold Foil- Spellbinders & Recollections
*SU- Corner Rounder Hand Held Punch
*SU- Ink
*WRMK- Envelope Board
*Washi Tape
*Score Buddy



  1. WOW! What awesome cards! I love them! I didn't get that kit, and your artwork makes me wish I did. Hugs!

  2. Oh, my, Becky!! Do I love these remarkable cards!!


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