Dec 2, 2018

Christmas Window Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a fun Christmas card using only die cuts and a few embellishments.

So, Let's get started!

Step 1: Gather your supplies. Start die cutting your images. You will need 4 trees: 2 Kraft & 2 Green, 2 Red curtains, 4 Gold tassels, 2 gold curtain draw back sashes, 1 Gift base, 1 bow, 2 string lights & 1 Snow pile. Sentiment: Merry:2 Cream & 1 Gold, Christmas: 2 Cream & 1 Gold 

Step 2:  Inking: This part if optional - but it gives your die cuts more dimension. I inked the edges of the trees, gift, bow, curtain and snow. First start with the trees. ink the kraft tree trucks only with gather twigs. Next, ink the edge of the green trees. Then, cut off the trucks only of the green trees. Adhere to the kraft trees. I added a bit of texture snow - again, optional. If you add snow set aside to dry.

Step 3: Next, ink the curtain in Aged Mahogany - just the edges and were the curtains gather. Then, adhere the tassel and draw back sashes to the curtains. Repeat the process with the bow for the gift. I added a bit of Forest Moss to the gift. Adhere the bow to the gift. Next, ink the window with gathered twigs. I also added a bit of Broken China to the snow. Set aside.

Step 4: I used my alcohol markers to color the string of lights, Then, I added Wink of Stella in clear glitter for shimmer. Once dry, I added a bit of Metallic Silver Gel Pen to the tops of the lights and a White Gel Pen highlight to the lights.

Step 5: Assembly: Adhere your 3 Merry together creating a stack. Repeat the process with Christmas. Once all my die cuts are dry and ready to assemble the card.

 Adhere the curtains to the window from behind. Making sure not to add to much glue. 

Then, adhere the gift to window adding adhesive only to the edges that touch the curtain and the bottom of the window.

Next, adhere the snow pile to the front - bottom of the window.

Now, It's time for the lights,  add a bit of adhesive to the string and each of the bulbs. I use tweezers for this, because they are so tiny. Create a swag of the lights.

Now, Flip over the window and add adhesive to the back. I used thin foam adhesive for a slight dimension. Set aside. Next, I layered the Cream card stock onto the pattern paper. Then, center the window and place onto the card front.

Next, place some foam adhesive onto the trees. Then, place them next to the window one on each side. Now, adhere the sentiment to the top of the card front.

Step 6: Finishing touches: I added a few sequins and jewel to the card. This optional if you don't like to add these you don't have to. I added one gold tiny sequin to the center of the window, then in the center of the gold sequin I added a tiny green jewel. I also added a trio of sequins in Gold, Red and Green by each tree and near the sentiment.

Now your card if finished and ready to mail or hand to that special someone on your list.

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Supplies Used:
Creative Expressions - Stitched Collection - Christmas Window

Memory Box - Dies - Sentimental Merry Christmas
Inks - Optional
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Aged Mahogany
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Forest Moss
Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Gathered Twigs


Best Glue Ever

Fineline 20 Gauge Applicator & Bottle - Empty 1/Pkg

Card Stock:
Recollections Brand:Cream, Red, Green,
 Kraft - Glitter Snow white, Gold Foil

Pattern Paper: 
DCWV Brand: Plaid Christmas print 

Elle Tru Chrismas Mix

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