Welcome! It's that time--December My Favorite Things Stamps Release time, that is! I saved a simple Christmas card to share today. When I saw the Our Town Die-namics, I knew that I wanted to create a snow scene on a clear winter night.
My challenge was to take a straight line of houses and figure out how to curve them to the snowy hill. I started by die-cutting my snowy hills and the row of house--Our Town Die-namics.
Next I tried clipping the curve like you would when you are sewing a sleeve into a garment, but that left some of the houses overlapping one another in the curves. So I simply cut them apart and glued them onto the back of the hill individually, leaving appropriate space between each house.
With the town hugging the hill, I still needed a pretty sky. Copic airbrush, anyone? (Actually, you could probably do something very similar with Distress Inks if you are good at blending/applying those.) I used the Copic Sketch markers shown above starting at the bottom with the lightest marker and working my way up toward the darkest marker. (I kept the colors lighter near the horizon since lights from the earth would probably make the lower sky look lighter.)
It still needed something, and my old standby the tiny bow didn't work out for me. Eureka! I had STAR sequins--and that was just what it needed--a star, with a tiny rhinestone in the middle!
All of the new December products are now available, and the links below should all work. Each of the MFT Design Team members will have projects to share tonight, so please check out the MFT Stamps Blog for many more cool projects and products, as well as a chance to win fabulous prizes. Good luck, and thanks for visiting!