Peaceful Place And A Festive Escape

by Joanne James6. December 2021 10:15

Happy Monday everyone! It's the start of a busy week here in the James household and I'm squeeking in with an early post using Cecile's fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches before I get ready for my final online card class of the year! Here is Cecile's sketch:


I still had those Peaceful Place papers out on my desk over the weekend and was cutting out log cabins with abandon, so knew that I had to use the sketch to feature another one - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I fussy cut another house and coloured my log cabin scene with my watercolour pencils and blended them with a blender pen, adding a liberal coat of clear Wink of Stella to the trees and snowy roof. Then came my moment of indecisiveness! I added a fussy cut fir tree for one of the sketch elements and I had decided that I was going to use my Stitched Snowflake Dies to add two snowflake impressions into my card base for the other two, however when I created my background in basic white it seemed a little flat. So I cut another panel, this time in Shimmery White, which was a little better, but still seemed to lack a little sparkle. So I went all-out and used a panel of (retired) white glimmer paper. This I LOVE - but it did prove difficult to photograph so that you could see the diecut snowflakes, amidst all that sparkle! I'm hoping you can see the idea a little better below:


As tricky as it was to capture on film, I absolutely love the sparkle and shimmer that a whole panel of glimmer paper adds and the diecut cut snowflake impressions are really effective in real life. A simple sentiment was all I needed to complete my card. So what do you think - is there ever something such as too much sparkle? I think not, but if you disagree, feel free to comment below! My super sparkly snowflakes are also perfect for a second play over at Inspired By this week - the first of their inspiration photos suggests they love a bit of snowflake sparkle!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

It is so grey, wet and miserable here today I would definitely rather escape to my little log cabin in the snow. Alas, no such luck - my class ladies are calling and wouldn't be too impressed! Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
12/6/2021 7:08:07 PM #

Love the sparkly paper base for this wintery scene! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
12/7/2021 12:36:25 AM #

You have had some fun with that set and that paper! And yes - bring back the glimmer paper!

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
12/7/2021 1:55:25 AM #

What a lovely Christmas card!  I love that sweet cabin and winter scene!  The sparkly paper is so pretty!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  

Michele F
Michele FUnited States
12/8/2021 3:34:54 PM #

It's clear to me now just where that pretty snowflake in our graphic came from!!  What a delightful card!  Love the sparkle, and would like to book your cabin for a week, please - but only if you'll join me with all of your crafty goodies?
Thanks so very much for joining us again this week at Inspired By, Joanne!

Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
12/11/2021 2:07:21 AM #

Oh, wouldn't this cabin be a wonderful place to spend Christmas! This card gives me all the warm and cozy feels, Joanne it's fantastic. Thanks so much for joining us at IB!

danni reid
danni reidUnited States
12/11/2021 5:45:44 PM #

THAT cabin, yes, please!  I love your warm, wintry card!  Thank you for inspiring us @IB this week!

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