This week’s Paper Craft Crew Card Challenge #165 is featuring the Hearth and Home Thinlit set. I love this set. It is so versatile and just makes the most darn cute cards you have ever seen. The card sketch is below:
I am having a December Christmas Card make-n-take. Each stamper will be making two each of three designs which are detailed and require extra time to complete. I had completed, I thought, one of the cards for this make-n-take, but once I saw this week’s card sketch, I changed a few things.
This is a 6″ x 6″ shaker card. Yes, it will snow on the sleigh rider if you shake the card up and down. If you shake it sideways you have created a blizzard for the poor horse and rider to endure. This card had initially started off as a regular 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card, but the double window took up the entire card and it just didn’t look “right.” I decided to make it a 6″ x 6″, which allows for a sentiment (card change from sketch).
I cut the sleigh rider out of SU! Whisper White and set it aside to create the evening background. I used a piece of Whisper White card stock for the background. I punched a circle to mask where the moon would be and then, I sponged on retired SU! Midnight Muse (Night of Navy would work) on the outer edges and Coastal Cabana in the center to add some light. I stamped the top portion of the trees from the new Wonderland stamp set in Midnight Muse (there are trees on both sides – the left side is obscured by glitter sticking to the acetate sheet I used for the window panes. I cut a double window out of Sahara Sand (first go-around was Very Vanilla, it really left the card looking washed out). I added a little glitter to the background piece after placing the sled and other hill onto it. Now, here is where things got a little dicey. I tried using the circle dimensionals. Well, that tended to be a problem, because the dimensionals naturally curved, they are very thin, and don’t close the gaps between them very well. Needless to say, I had “glitter leak”. What a pain!!!! I tried squirting the new clear fine tip glue in the gaps, but I can say that did not work. I, eventually, went to Lowe’s and bout mounting tape, which I will cut in half and double. Oh, the joys of cardmaking snags.
Anywhoo, The top portion of the interior wall is SU! DSP from WAY BACK WHEN I can’t remember. It just look appropriate. Lost Lagoon is the bottom portion and it was embossed with SU! retired stripes embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla and ran it through the Big Shot with a banner die (oops! didn’t put that on the purchase list) and matted it with Cherry Cobbler card stock. I accented the sentiment with Gold Cording Trim. All of this is matted on Early Espresso.
Hope you enjoy!