For my card, I pretty much replicated the inspiration photo and used the sketch as well.
Funny story with this card. I originally made it without the stenciled snowflakes but then I kept looking at it and wishing I had snowflakes as the white Distress Paint wasn't showing up enough. So after photographing the card (see the original photo below), I very carefully laid a snowflake stencil over the top of the four panels and applied white embossing paste through, hoping like heck that it wouldn't ruin the card. Luckily it worked, but these are mighty big snowflakes against those little tiny houses 😄 . Here's the original
So back to the design of the card. I was looking through my Christmas stamps and found a My Monthly Hero Kit from a couple of years ago. It had all the elements I needed for my card so I went to work. I masked off the snowbank using one of the dies in the kit and some masking paper, then white-embossed the tree twice - once on top of the mask and once with the mask removed. I then applied distress ink for the night sky, after masking the moon with a circle die-cut. Once I'd finished ink blending, I added some Weathered Wood ink to the moon to take away the whiteness.
The little buildings were stamped in various inks to try and match the inspiration photo and then I colored the windows with a yellow Copic marker. The Santa was stamped several times with black ink. Finally I splashed on some white Distress Paint, slightly diluted with water and cut the panel into four pieces.
The sentiment was stamped onto the card base then I added the four panels with foam tape. Card done - until I decided to add the snowflakes 😄
This is our last Fusion challenge of the year, so I hope you'll have time to join us. Be sure to check out the gorgeous cards created by the design team.
Thanks for visiting.
Stamps: MMH Oct 16 (Hero Arts)
Ink: Amalgam, Versafine Onyx Black, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Weathered Wood Distress Inks, Schoolhouse Red (SSS), Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond, Teal Cave, Galactic Stream (Altenew)
Accessories: Copic, Picket Fence Distress Paint, White EP.