December 2012 Trail Map: Debbie’s View

By: Debbie Ebat, Artistic Guide

Finished Card Size 5" x 7"

I hope you are ready to start seeing Christmas or Winter cards! I am so done with summer. Living in Las Vegas the summers can be so hot and so long, so  I wanted to think cold today. (Editor's note:  Debbie prepared this project way back when it was still hot outside, when most of us aren't even thinking of winter, cold weather or holidays!)  This card is created from Regena's December Trail Map:

December 2012 Sketch

Supplies:
Stamps:
Snowman Stamp (Unknown)
 
Paper:
White Paper Temptress

Red from my Stash
Blue from my Stash
Snow Man designer paper, Jolley Jambore Pack (Recollections, Michael's)
Silver (Provo Craft)
Snowflake  flock vellum (Making Memories)
Scrap of snowflake designer paper (Unknown)
Inks:
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Copic Markers:
C00, B0000: Snowman
    YR15, YR16: Nose
    R20 Cheeks
    YG61,YG67, YG45, B45, B46, B69: Hat and Scarf
    W9: outline of snowman
Other:
Circle Nestibilities dies  (Spellbinders)

Grand Caliber  (Spellbinders)  
Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Xyron sticker machine (Xyron)
Silver Snowflake Charm
Red and Clear sets adhesive Rhinestones (Recollections, Michaels) 
Double stick tape

Directions:

  1. I started my card by stamping  the Snowman with Black ink and coloring with copic markers. The colors I used on the snow man is C00, And B0000 for the Cheeks R20.  Then I colored the nose and the scarf.
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  2. After I was done coloring the snowman,  I cut him out. I am not sure it will show on the  photo, but I wanted you to see the difference outlining a cut out image can make.  It just seems to add more  depth to the image than without.
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  3. The next step was to make my background for the snowman. I had some flocked snowflake vellum I wanted to use.  I mounted this onto blue paper.  To make sure  the tape and or glue did not show through, I used the Xyron machine to make it sticky on the back.
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  4. Then I started to assemble the card.
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  5. The  Snow scene was layered on to the background.
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  6. I wanted the snowman to look like he was kind of out of the  snowflake area to give it a feel of motion, so I added the die circle with the charm attached to the middle.  This was glued on with glossy accent and the snowball was also made dimensional  with the glossy  accent.  Then I added the  red and clear accents to the corners, finishing the card.

You really need to give this map a try.   I am really pleased with the way the card turned out.

Thanks!

Debbie



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