I don't make New Year Resolutions, mainly because I always fail to keep them, but this
year I have resolved to start making Christmas cards early. I don't want to be caught out again
this year, having to rush at the last minute...
called 'Baby It's Cold Outside' - a perfect opportunity to make my first Christmas card
of the year, with a view of a cold winter scene through a window.
In addition Frilly & Funkie
would like to see what we are inspired to achieve this year, for me it is to create Christmas cards all year long!
I am not sure of the technical term for this kind of card but I call it a book box card, I am not going to go into any detail about it's construction as there are so many tutorials available on YouTube.
I started by making the 'book' element which measures 6" x 5", stamping the Tim Holtz Scribble Woodland view and die cutting the Sizzix window, which was cut twice, along with a piece of acetate for the 'glass'.
The sky was coloured with Distress Ink, the cabin and trees were coloured with Distress Markers and I used Distress Stickles on the ground part.
The outer part of the book box was created by cutting a piece of patterned cardstock (Maja Design) 6" wide and 11" in length to cover the front, back and spine of the book box in one single piece. I added the strip of card around the middle to hide the ribbon closure.
To create the inner part of the box I cut a piece of patterned cardstock 6" x 5" with an aperture measuring 4.1/2" x 3.1/2". The tree and deer die cuts were a gift from my lovely
friend Sara Emily
of Sarascloset - thanks again Sara!
Another aperture was cut into the front part of the book box, measuring 3.3/4" x 2.1/2" to fit the window frame. One window was attached to each side of the aperture with a piece of acetate between to form the 'glass' part.
Finally, I added some die cut foliage (Tim Holtz). The berries are from Tim's Idea-ology range (Pearls) and I coloured them using Ranger Alcohol Ink in Red Pepper. The sentiment was stamped in Ranger Black Archival Ink.
Thanks for your visit, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Anne xx