Sunday, 12 November 2017

Shut the Front Door... Christmas Card

Now I've had my ode to Essex, what do you think of this super easy, white out card using Stampin' Up!* products?

A customer sent me a photo and asked if I could make her a batch as her Christmas cards this year and so from the photo (not sure where it came from unfortunately) I took inspiration and came up with this which my customer loved - will need new blades for the final set as these were getting a little scrappy around the edges (always a sign that my blades are on the way out).

The card base is Whisper White and measures 6 x 4 from a folded 6 x 8. Then I added a mat of Whisper White which measures 5 and 7/8 by 3 and 7/8. To this I added four little stacks of Whisper White, the bottom two started as 3 x 1.5 inches and I made the layers on top progressively smaller by an eighth of an inch. The top two I did the same but the first layer was 2 x 1.5.

I used a scrap of silver foil to make the little letter box and cut a circle using a half inch punch for the handle.

I made the wreath (see the You Tube short tutorial here) and added a bow cut from red glimmer paper using a die from the Jar framelits set.

I attached the door furniture using dimensionals to give more depth.

In the final cards I'm going to score from corner to corner diagonally on the top panels to give more dimension and I'm also going to make the little letter box a fold over flap into which I'm going to insert a tiny red envelope. When I suggested and demonstrated these additions to my customer she agreed that the pop of red following through from the wreath was really effective and the additional shaping to the door panels really worked to add subtly add 'something'.

Inside there is a vellum insert with a printed white insert which was dictated by the customer.

Hope you can follow that but there is a tutorial on the Crafty Little Things UK You Tube channel to help you.

Have a great week.

Andrea x

*All images showing Stampin' Up! products must be copyrighted to Stampin' Up! as part of the demonstrator agreement. For that reason all images on this post which contain Stampin' Up! products are the copyright of Stampin' Up

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