Monday, December 10, 2012

Make a Scene!


Melissa here today with a non-Holiday card! What was I thinking? Well, every once in a while my eyes need a break from all the lovely Holiday festivities!

I recently bought a set of American Crafts Chromatix alcohol markers and I love them (like Copics but WAY cheaper)! I have all of the Critter sets but rarely use them because I couldn't figure out a way to color that I liked! Well, finally, I've made a scene!

This is a special card for a little 6 year old boy, Sebastian. He needs some happy cards so I thought this would cheer him up! He has a surgery coming up and some happy cards will hopefully help heal him faster. Or least help heal his little heart :)

A few scene making tips (other than jumping up and down screaming in the middle of the grocery store!):

--Use dimension! Foam adhesive is your friend! You can double up on foam to get additional layers.
--Make something to ground the Critter's on like a grassy hill or a snowy hill or a log, etc.
--Cluster elements together so it doesn't look like you just sneezed all your pretties onto the card.
--Add special touches with glitter, glossy accents, googly eyes (perfect for all the Critter sets!).
--If you can't/don't like to color, paper piece!
--Take a black marker to the edges of cut out pieces to hide any cutting imperfections and to really finish off the piece.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!

You still have until Wednesday, December 12th to play in our current color challenge! Simon Says Stamp is offering a gift card to the winner! Whoot!!

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  1. Great card, Melissa! This will certainly cheer Sebastian up!

  2. This is so adorable!
    Love your coloring! Sweet scene!
    Still your "making a scene; a few tips"

  3. LOVE the business of the squirrel juxtaposed to the snail and the happy gang of critters watching:)

  4. I love it Melissa! This is adorable!

  5. I love this cute card! Thanks so much for all the tips on making cards with scenes...very helpful!

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