Christmas diorama card …

Merry Christmas to all my lovely friends and followers.

On this beautiful Christmas morning, I’m sharing a very special diorama card I made for my daughter and son-in-law… 

Diorama Christmas card

The inspiration came from something my daughter and I always say to each other – “I love you to the moon and back”.  

Diorama card side 2

I sponged shimmery white cardstock with soft sky and night of navy inks to create the night sky, and then stamped the trees using the lovely as a tree stamp set by Stampin’ Up.

I added dazzling diamonds glitter to highlight the trees and snow here and there. 

Diorama card side

When creating, I don’t always get things right first time.  After spending a long time working on the card, I finally assembled it and realised I’d made it 1/2” too big to fit the envelope.  I could hear the voice of my late dad in my head – “measure twice, cut once” … he was a very wise old cookie my dad was.  Luckily for me the card fitted into a brown envelope instead – not as pretty as the shimmery white one I had in mind, but at least it fitted.  I’ll make sure I measure properly next time!  

Diorama invisible thread

Hopefully you can see that some of the stars are attached to the card with invisible thread, so they appear to be floating in the sky. 

The invisible thread belonged to my mum, who sadly passed away when my daughter was in her teens.  I came across mum’s sewing bag a little while ago.  She always said if you keep anything long enough, one day you’ll find a use for it – and she was right.   

Diorama inside

I love the 3D effect you get with diorama cards, and I love the way this one in particular turned out.  Judging by her reaction when I gave it to her, my daughter loved it too.  She even forgave me using the brown envelope.   

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: shimmery white, silver glimmer; stamp sets: lovely as a tree, more merry messages, gorgeous grunge; inks: soft sky, night of navy, whisper white, illuminate; punch: small star; accessories: labels collection framelits, bigshot machine, simply scored score board, two-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, sticky strip, paper snips; additional: invisible thread.

That just leaves me to say I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.  Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog this year, and to those of you who have taken the time to leave me a comment.  I really do appreciate your visits.     

Much love and Christmas hugs


26 Responses to “Christmas diorama card …”

  1. Happy Christmas to you and your family your card if just fantastic! Peg xxx

  2. Such a beautiful card Gill. Happy New Year to you and your family
    Margaret x

  3. Happy New Year Gill ! what a fabulous card also, looks amazing 🙂 Viv xx

    • Hi Viv, and Happy New Year to you too. Thanks for your lovely comments, I was really pleased with the way the card turned out – the sparkle was so pretty in real life, but a little hard to capture that with the camera. Gill x

  4. Stunning card Gill.
    Happy New Year!
    Debs x

  5. This is an amazing card! x

  6. Sorry I missed this little gem Gill – it’s beautiful ! My daughter used to like these cards when she was small – must have a go at making one ! Happy New Year to you – love Jane x

    • Hi Jane and Happy New Year to you and yours. I wanted something a little extra special for my daughter and new son-in-law as it was their first married Christmas together. There is definitely something about 3D cards that are magical and so well worth the effort, so do please have a go a making one – you’ll love it. Gill x

  7. wow – Gill
    sorry I have only just seen this – it is stunning.- no wonder your daughter loved it. Absolutely beautiful and yes, that old adage – measure twice, cut once has caught me out time and again with my sewing mishaps!
    very best wishes
    Jan x

    • Hi Jan. Thank you for visiting my blog and I’m so glad you like my card. It was difficult to capture on camera, but I hope my photographs have done it justice. I can’t wait to make another diorama card – but I’ll be checking my measurements thoroughly next time! Gill x

  8. just found your card and love it love it!! thanks for sharing

  9. I have just come across your beautiful card.
    I know you have given details on the products that you used but, you didn’t give details/dimensions on how this was put together, is there anyway you could post this? I have never yet put one of these cards together and, it would be nice to have the knowledge on how to.

    • Hi Sharon. Thanks for your interest in my card. I don’t have the dimensions as I gifted the card away, but you’ll have read in my blog post that it was bigger than the envelope I had for it, which was C5 size (half an A4). I used the stamped images and the die I used for the aperture to determine the size of the finished card. Hope this helps a little. Gill

  10. I would love the dementions on this beautiful card

  11. I have just come across your card on Pinterest it is beautiful, This is how I think of Christmas. The colours are mixed beautifully

  12. Lovely card pity I missed it but given me ideas for other occasion cards

  13. Beautiful card, I would like to try one, no measurements.

    • Hi. Thank you for your comment. The card was meant to fit a C5 envelope but as I said in my blog post, it ended up being too big to fit in the envelope. I didn’t measure the card, I judged by eye what I thought looked right. If I were to do it again, I’d take note of the size of the envelope first!


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