I fell in love with this year’s Lawn Fawn “Christmas Dreams” stamp set the minute I saw it. I mean, what is more cozy than a fur baby nestled in front of a fireplace and Christmas tree dreaming of holiday goodies?

I decided to create a little scene using the pup, rug, fireplace, Christmas tree and thought bubble stamps. With a little simple masking I was able to get a layered scene. However, to fill in the space above the fireplace in the scene, I needed a little something more. I pulled out the snowy/icy village stamp from the Lawn Fawn “Ready, Set Snow” stamp set from 2015 and doodled a frame around it with a Copic Multiliner Pen in 0.1 pt. I thought the icy scene in the painting contrasted nicely with the main warm scene of the card.

Then with some simple Copic coloring (all the images are so small there is very little blending needed), I brought the little scene to life.
Puppy, fire log and tree trunk: W0 and E31 (which is basically like a kraft color) with wood grain doodled in with a Copic Multiliner Pen in 0.1 pt.
Fire place: E31, R22 and R35
Tree decorations and holiday village: Y13, R22, B000, B16 and BG13 with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen highlights on baubles
Fire: Y13, R22 and R35 with Uniball Signo White Gel Pen at fire core
Rug: B16; Tree: G43 and G24; Frame, mantle, hearth and rug trim: 100
All the baubles, the fire and the snow in the village scene got a healthy coating of Clear Wink of Stella shimmer too.

For a decorative lower edge for the card front, I used a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 die that I thought echoed the curves of the thought bubble, and then I backed the whole card front with some kraft corrugated card stock for some added dimension and texture.

The sentiment also came from the “Christmas Dreams” stamp set. I prepped a scrap of black card stock with my EK Success Powder tool and then used VersaMark Ink to stamp out the sentiment. I used Super Fine Detail Ranger Embossing Powder in White to heat emboss it, and then trimmed down the scrap to fit on the upper right side of the card (I had thought of putting it to the right just above the sleeping pup but the sentiment was too big and covered too much of the scene for my liking so I went with this vertical positioning).

The following is a process video of creating this Christmas scene card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Card Mania Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Flourishes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Christmas Challenge
Crafty Gals Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Icy Inspiration Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
MFT Sketch  Challenge 361

 

 

 

MFT Color Challenge 82

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