I've used this sweet clear stamp image called Twas the Night Before Christmas designed by Elisabeth Bell for Belles 'n Whistles. These sleepy children dream happily while waiting for Santa's visit.
This pic shows a closer view of my Copic-filled image. I also stamped my image onto Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Glazed Apple patterned paper then fussy cut the pillow and blanket. I used my Copic colors to add shadows after adhering the pieces to my image. Hampton Art's Sprinkle Flocking Set provides white dimensional and velvety texture over Santa's hat, jacket and pant cuffs.
Layers of Bazzill brown cardstock with My Mind's Eye I Believe "Reindeer" double-sided patterned paper form my easel card. I covered a piece of Grafix medium weight chipboard with the opposite side of the paper then die cut it using a Sizzix Clear Scallop Square die to frame my image. The edges are inked with Prima's Dark Bark chalk ink.
A Memory Box Holly Vine, cut into two pieces back up other Christmas greenery made from a McGill pine branch and Punch Bunch birch, oak and holly leaves. Layers of Punch Bunch daisies with Yellow Stickles at the center form my handmade Christmas paper white flowers. A few Punch Bunch mini kikyou flowers and Xmas Red Stickles accent my holly vine.
Here's a view of the front of my completed card showing my use of Belles 'n Whistles Twas the Night Before Christmas, as designed by Elisabeth Bell, surrounded by Christmas greenery and flowers . . .
The inside of my card is decorated to coordinate with the front and contains a stamped sentiment from a Kraftin' Kimmie's Christmas Clara set. My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hattie "Buddies" Buttons are tied with My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks "Lucky" twine.
Here's a view of my easel card, open and ready for display . . .
For a chance to win a fabulous prize, get over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and add your entry into this month's Christmas in July challenge!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Christmas All Year Long "It's All About Santa" (here)
PaperCrafting Journey "Punches/Die Cuts" (here)
Sweet Stampin' "Christmas in July" (here)
Dream Valley "Fancy Folds" (here)
Cards for Men "Christmas in July" (here)
Sweet Stamps "Christmas Greenery" (here)
Elphine House Australia "Christmas in July" (here)
Divas by Design "Anything Goes" (here)
Creative Inspirations "BINGO" (here) - top row, first column
skin - E000, E01, E11, E93, BV00
hair, chair legs, cookies - E31, E35, E47
Santa's beard, bells, book cover - C1, C3, C5
Santa's suit, plate - R22, R29, R59
Santa's boots, sack - T0, T6, T9
bear - E13, E17, E19, R22
holly, tree, pillow, cup - G40, G43, G46
chair - Y13, Y26, Y28
girl pj's, slippers - V12, V25, V28
shadows to paper pieced blanket and pillow - W1, W3, W5
airbrushed ground - E11, Y26, E15
As always, I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!