Santa's sleigh is loaded and ready for his big night!
The card base is two sleighs welded together. I flipped the one on the left and overlapped the pieces to form the weld. I cut two of the card bases...one in red and one in white. The sleigh is from the Cricut Cartridge "Winter Woodland"
A Gypsy tip...I created this project using the Gypsy and a 12x12. I cut all the images from one sheet of cardstock (the main color) and kept the template.
I used the template to cut the exact size of contrasting paper that I needed.
I secured the small pieces of paper to the mat using painter's tape. It is important to have the paper secure to the mat. The moving blade will cause the small pieces to come loose.
Here are the contrasting images cut from scrap paper.
The red card base is run through the Xyron. Then it is adhered to the white card base.
The red and white card bases are glued together using the Xyron adhesive.
The black sleigh image is adhered to the red shadow.
Foam tape is used to put on the next layer. I wanted to leave space to add presents to the sleigh.
I cut a piece of clear acryllic and glued it into the space where the presents will go. This will give me a base to glue the gifts down. I will trim off the excess plastic later.
The assortment of gifts are from stickers, Jolee embellishments, and the Cricut Cartridge "Sweethearts"
The sleigh is glued to the front of the card base.
To add strength to the card, a card front was created using dark blue cardstock. The cardstock is embossed with the Cuttlebug folder "Snowflakes".
Before the paper is embossed, the folder is covered with ColorBox "Frost White" pigment ink.
While the ink is still wet, the surface is covered with Holographic embossing powder and heated. The completed card is glued to another piece of cardstock to increase the strength even more. The edges are rounded with a paper punch.
View of card. A sentiment is stamped on the outside. A few holly leaves and berries add to the decoration.
The sleigh opens to reveal the sentiment and place for a signature.
Close up view of presents!
I had a small crafting accident while making this card...
Don't squeeze the Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive bottle too hard! Fortunately, everything cleaned up nicely! Even...me...
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