Tuesday 28 November 2017

Happy Holidays Series | Micro-Dimensional Scene ft. Lawn Fawn "Ready, Set, Snow"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.

A couple of months ago, I created this Micro-Dimensional Scene and the response was huge! So I thought I would create another one for Christmas time; the Ready, Set, Snow set from Lawn Fawn is the perfect way to do this!

To begin, I stamped out the snow globe pieces with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock, I coloured the images in with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. As you know, I'm not typically one for coordinating dies as I have the Brother 2 Scan N Cut (which is AMAZING) but for certain things, having the dies is incredibly helpful.

Over the falling snow background piece I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to get a soft blue shimmer. I adhered that to the back wall, then used a second frame piece to add just a touch of dimension. I adhered the houses to the front of the snowy border piece and then added another frame for just a bit more dimension.

I stamped Santa and his sleigh directly on to my acetate piece with Staz-On ink and adhered that to the top of the frame I had just put down. I then adhered my final frame (for a total of 3) to the top of that.

To finish it off I used Glossy Accents by Ranger over the greeting plaque and set the whole thing aside to dry completely. It only takes a couple hours for Glossy Accents to dry, but I like to err on the side of caution and left it over night.

For the background panel, I used a stencil I created with Lawn Fawn's "Stitched Hillside Border" dies and sponged on more of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to make it look like snow drifts. Though the mousse is shimmering, I used it on shimmering cardstock so there wouldn't be a stark contrast between where I sponged and the actual cardstock.

I adhered that panel to the front of a standard A2 sized card base, then used strong two-way tape to adhere my snow globe in place. It's a little difficult to see all the dimension that this piece has, but in real life it is quite apparent.

If you give micro-dimensional pieces a try, I would love to see them! I think you'll be amazed at how much dimension you can get while still minimizing the bulk on the card.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar or over on Facebook, so you don't miss any future posts. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

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