I started with a white square and sponged some blue ink around the edges. I then sprayed the entire piece with adhesive and covered it with Ranger's Clear Rock Candy dry glitter. Love that subtle sparkle and shine in the background! It reminds me of a snowy/icy winter sky.
I then cut out the Birch Tree with Cute Critters (Cheery Lynn Designs) and lightly sponged the edges of the tree branches with brown ink. I also sponged some ink on the owl and the squirrel and set them aside. I glued the tree down onto my glittered background.
Next, I used the Simple Whitewash technique from the 8/09 issue of Technique Junkies on a piece of Kraft cardstock, and after it dried, I used it to cut out the Victorian Picket Fence (Cheery Lynn Designs). I then glued down the fence to my glittered background.
Next, I pulled out the Christmas Lights Swag die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and cut out the "strings" from brown cardstock and the lightbulbs from white cardstock. I covered the white lightbulbs with Star Dust Stickles (my fave!) and set them aside to dry. Meanwhile, I glued down the "strings" on the whitewashed fence. I also adhered the owl to a tree branch and the squirrel on the top of the fence.
Once the lightbulbs were dry, I adhered them below each of the "sockets." There was just enough room at the bottom to affix the bunny as well as a small sentiment. I glued this glittery scene to brown cardstock and then glued that to a blue card base.
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I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs #111 - Sparkle and Shine
Craftitute #55 - Anything Goes/Christmas Sparkle
Great Impressions - Glitter and/or Sequins
All That Stickles - Winter/Holiday project with Stickles
Moving along with the Times - Walking in a Winter Wonderland