Remember last week I did a quilted background for my stocking buddies card? Well, I had so much fun with the quilting that I decided to use that technique again this week. Except for this card, which uses Sheena's A Little Bit Festive "Happy Snowman" set, the quilt is the sky.
I started by making the quilted sky. I chose various shades of blue, and used a 3/4 inch punch so that I could get smaller squares for more variation in design. There's no discernible pattern here, just lots of blue paper arranged somewhat randomly. I trimmed the quilt layer down and mounted it on a black mat, which then was layered on to a folded A2 card base in a saffron yellow.
Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I stamped the 'Let it Snow' greeting along the bottom. Then, I cut out the image and liberally applied fine glitter to the rooftops and the snowman. I love winter scenes, they are a perfect excuse for glitter. :-)
I was going to glue it on top of the quilted sky. But it didn't look right, the image faded away with the busy-ness of the quilt. Hmmmm, what to do for a rescue?
Final touches were small black dew drops for the buttons and eyes, and blue dew drops that are supposed to be snowflakes, in the sky. Here's a closer look.
Hope you enjoyed it! Have you started your Christmas cards yet?