Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July

Many of the challenge blogs are doing Christmas challenges, so I decided to kill a couple of birds with one stone, and use Deconstructing Jen's sketch challenge with Paper Sundaes and Creative Inspirations Christmas challenges. 
The card base is Marina Mist and Choclate Chip.  The window is Creamy Caramel and inked with Chestnut Roan cat's eye chalk.  (I already had the base made, then realized that my window was too big, so I had to go back and make a bigger base...whoops!)  I used a 1" square punch and a circle cutter to round the top edge.  The wreath is a circle and scalloped circle punched out from Handsome Hunter.  I used the pinking hearts border punch to punc the little hearts and triangles to make the textured leaves.  I ran the scalloped circle through my xyron, then dipped and pressed the little confetti pieces into the adhesive.  The berries are pearls colored with copic R27 and let dry.  Last, I added a little bow made from a bit of satin ribbon.  The window panes are a recycled piece of plastic that acrylic stamps come attached to and the snowflakes (from SU's Season of Friendship set) is stamped in Whisper White craft and set aside to dry.  The background is Whisper White cardstock that has been torn into rough layers, then edged with snow writer dimensional paint and set with a heat gun.  The tree is from SU's Loads of Love set and is stamped on a scrap of green in Lucky Limeade ink.  I colored the trunk with a colored pencil, cut and mounted on base, adding the pearls and "snow".  The window is mounted on dimensionals to the snow scene.  I added red grosgrain ribbon, mounting the window over that, then adding a present with the hand-written sentiment.  Inside, I stamped a sentiment from Loads of Love.  Thanks for looking!  April

close-up of wreath & background

side vie for dimension


sara said...

fab card what a clever idea thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Laney said...

Fabulous card hun!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you next time too!!

coldwaters2 said...

Totally fab card what a super design love the window and wreath thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Jenni said...

Great card, love the window. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Jenni x

Anonymous said...

I love how you can see the Christmas tree through the window! It reminds me of walking our neighborhood at the holidays and ogling our neighbors trees in their windows.