My Christmas card this year for close friends and family.
It is time consuming to make, but not too difficult.
The first step was to create all the images that I wanted on the card. I am using the fireplace from Cricut Cartridge "Christmas Noel". I added green branches and leaves from Martha Stewarts paper punches. The red hearts were punched, too. The candles are from Martha Stewart's Cake sticker set. The fire was colored using Copic markers.
The chair and cat are from the Cricut Cartridge "Country Life". I used black flock on the cat and a red gel pen to draw a collar.
The tree is from the Cricut Cartridge "Christmas Noel". I used a Christmas light embellishment from Jolee's stickers. I outlined the edges on the tree with a Copic marker.
The rosettes are 3 inches across and topped with a scalloped circle cut with a Spellbinder's die. The sentiment is a combination of two sentiments.
I used a Cuttlebug folder "Oriental Weave" to create the wall covering to use as my cardfront. I inked the folder with ColorBox ink "Midnight Blue" before embossing the paper.
I used the portraits from the Cricut Cartridge "Heritage" over the fireplace. I embossed a strip of brown paper with the Cuttlebug folder "Swiss Dots" for the flooring. I layered all the images on the cardfront to form a scene.
Foam tape was used to give the scene dimension.
There are two card bases. The smaller one has the scene on it.
I glued the cardfront to a card base that will fit inside the outer card. I used a card from Cricut Cartidge "Christmas Noel" as the outside of my Christmas Card. I also cut the window frame that will be shown in a later picture.
To adhere the two card bases together, I put a strip of 1/4 inch Tacky Tape on the inside fold of the larger card base.
I placed the smaller card base inside the larger and secured it with the tape.
Open the two card bases (which are glued together at this point). Put a strip of Tacky Tape down the fold. This will be used to hold a length of ribbon in place.
Adhere a length of ribbon to the inside of the card. The ribbon will be tied on the outside of the card. The ribbon is used for decoration and to help hold the two card bases together.
I cut a window frame to fit the outside of the card. The most tedious job that I had was to outline the frame with a black Sharpie! I glued the frame to the outside of the card.
I tied the ribbon outside and adhered it to the front with a tiny piece of glue tape. I glued the rosette to the front.
I used clear acryllic on the window frame. I used clear tape on the plastic. This is the first section of the Christmas card.
The next section is for the sentiment. I left room for writing notes to family and friends.
I made 10 cards!
Here is the Gypsy screen for the card front and window frame.
This is the Gypsy screen for the other images that were used.
Have a blessed Christmas and Holiday Season! From our family to yours!