I made this for the CricutFANatics blog. It's been snowy and chilly here so this will be a fun reminder that just because it is cold outside doesn't mean we can't stay warm and cozy inside.
I then chose my image to put in the back ground. I chose winter trees from the Holiday Cakes cartridge. I wanted a simple design that I could repeat in different values of green.
I was more concerned with the tips of the trees being whole at the top of the image, so I allowed the stems to hang over the edge. I later trimmed them off. I then used Ultra Podge to glue them down. I used a good, juicy layer on the canvas, but only one level of tree at a time. If you cover the whole canvas at one time, it may not remain sticky enough to secure the papers down well. You can use mod podge, deco page... any of those type of things work well. I did not wait for it to try on the bottom before I covered the images with a layer to seal them.
The snowmen were embellished with buttons and pearls. I added teenie, tiny little pearls all over the picture to mimic snow. I just found these at CTMH. Wow, are they tiny and a really good price! The flower and brown roofs were sent through the Sizzix using different Cuttle bug folders. All of the edges of the house were distressed with walnut ink. I added stickles to the words to give them sheen, without added bulk and to soften the colors. I added one of the papers along the outer edges to cover the staples, then fancy ribbon over that to make the edges look nice.