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Thursday, 31 May 2012

St Petersburg in the Snow

Hello Everybody!

Well, after my journey to India yesterday, I got to thinking more about World travels and decided to have a go at turning an Indian Temple into a Russian Orthodox Cathedral!

For this card, I started with Basic Grey base (#121689) for the sky and stamped it with Basic Grey ink (#109120) and the flourish stamp from the Everything Eleanor set (#124162 wood, #124164 clear) (you can't beat a good flourish, I say - comes in handy all the time!). I then stamped the snowflakes using the triple snowflake stamp from the Serene Snowflakes set (#115438 wood only). I stamped these in Whisper White Craft ink (#101731), added Heat and Stick powder (#100625) and then sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter (#102023). The actual domes were made from the Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper (#122348), with the pillars made from Cajun Craze cardstock (#121683) run through the Big Shot (#113439) with the Square Lattice embossing folder (#119976) to give the impression of ornate brickwork.

I then stuck them together and sprinkled a little Dazzling Diamonds across the tops to look like snowfall.  As with the Indian Sunset card, I coloured some pearls (#119247) with permanent markers to hide the edge. I then stuck them all on at various heights to give a 3d effect using Dimensionals (#104430). The whole thing was then matted onto Whisper White cardstock (#106549) and placed on a Real Red cardstock (#106578) card base.

Hope you like it. I think this would make a really unusual Christmas card!

Now I'm off again to see where my travels take me next! TFL! Joanne x

1 comment:

Helen said...

Wow, and this is even MORE fabulous!!!!