Monday, October 13, 2008

Let it Snow Dazzling Diamonds

Guess what another Christmas Card! I used the same stamp as yesterday`s post and it looks so different. Today I used different coloring method and of course, as the title says, Dazzling Diamonds.

I live in the Maritimes so we are used to snow. The most beautiful sight in winter is the look of snow covered trees and a field of freshly fallen snow. It sparkles as the sun hits it and Dazzling Diamonds are almost the perfect match.

As a kid I used to love those cards that has the sparkling dust on them and I still do. I used to think that someone really rich had sent the card. Now I simply use the correct glitter. I used Zig Two-Way glue to attach it and used the heat gun to make sure it stayed on. I enjoy using Zig Two-Way because it goes on blue so you know where you have placed it. It dries clear so there is no worries of it showing. Great stuff. I got mine at Michaels.
I used Prismacolored Pencils and OMS to color in the village image. I wanted to try softer almost pastel colors instead of the jewel tones of the twinkling H2Os from yesterday`s post. I stacked two ribbons as trim and used a $ store brad to balance the scene. I wrote the sentiment on with a black gel pen. The Let it Snow is actually a sticker from the Provo Craft Christmas slab from 2007.

: Village Scene from The Stampin Place
Paper: $ store package (great paper for trim, not cardstock weight but certainly affordable 4 for a dollar)
Accessories: Brad, Sticker, Ribbons (Michaels, Ribbon Boutique)
Coloring Method: Prismacolored Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits

Everybody is home today since it is Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada. The weather is great so it Fall clean up work today. Talk tomorrow.


Shirley said...

This is just so cheerfully Christmas, Heather. Loev the sparkle too!

Sue Daly said...

Very pretty!! I love the sparkling snow.