Monday, December 23, 2019

Mountain of Joy

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Christmas Card I created recently. In November I purchased Hero Arts November My Monthly Hero kit and while I was at it, I also ordered the Mountains of Joy stamp set which was one of the add-on sets available. Who wouldn't love to receive all those presents LOL!

Normally when I make a card, especially a pop-up card, I start with the inside of the card. But for this one I started with the present image and selected four colors to use to color all the presents etc in. Again, I would normally select papers first ... but this one is all about the presents.

I also knew that I wanted to incorporate Karen Burniston's Gift Pivot Panels on the inside of the card, so the card needed to be wider than the standard 4 1/4 inches wide, but with the presents on the front which are tall I needed a taller card than 4 1/4 inches also. So I settled for a card that was 5 inches high x 5 1/2 inches when closed.

I used teal colored cardstock for the background panels, adding Distress Oxide inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. I then splattered white paint and Liquid Stardust over the card.

For the front of the card, I added a snowy hill along the bottom of the card using white glitter cardstock and Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders die set. I also added an elf from MFT Stamps Santa's Elves stamp set.

To finish off the front of the card I added a sentiment which is included in the Mountain of Joy stamp set, adding it to cardstock which had been colored using Copic Markers.

For the inside of the card, I again used white glitter cardstock and Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders to create the snowy hill along the bottom of the card, that helps ground everything.

I then added the Gift Pivot Panels mechanism to the centre of the card. I added white glitter cardstock to the lower portion of the mechanism, so the presents of this panel, didn't look like they were floating in the air.

I die cut the individual presents from the Gift Pivot Panels die set from white cardstock, and then colored these using the same colors I used on the large mountain of presents, so the colors looked the same.

On the left hand side of the inside of the card, I stamped another image of the mountain of presents, trimming it down slightly on the left side of the images. I attached this piece to the left side of the card. I also stamped the small present from the stamp set and added to the right of the presents.

I used the sentiment from the stamp set which says "Sending You A Mountain of Joy" ... I trimmed off the "joy" from the sentiment before stamping onto white cardstock and then white embossed. I then colored the panel using yellow Copic Markers.

I have been wanting to use the die from the Gemini Joy Edge'ables Stamp & Die set, but hadn't found anything to use it on. So when I saw that the last word of the sentiment on the left side of the card was "Joy", I decided to make use of it on this card. I didn't have space to include the word die using the "edge'ables" part of the die, so just die cut the word and trimmed it off the panel and added it to the top right hand corner of my card.

To finish off my card I added another elf from MFT Stamps Santa's Elves stamp set and one more small present from the Hero Arts Mountains of Joy stamp set. 

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1 comment:

Karen Aicken said...

Love this so much ... the colours are amazing!