is my last Christmas card for 2016 and I’ll be publishing the video at
7pm GMT this evening. I don’t know if this card has another name but I’m
calling it a stable door card. It was inspired by the swap I received
from Jeanne Smithwick at the OnStage Local Convention last month in
Telford – many thanks, Jeanne. I shared Jeanne’s card – see last
photograph – on my swaps video and I was asked if I’d make a video to
show how it’s made.
decided to make it as a Christmas card, my thoughts flowing on from my
stepper card and my bendi card. I can see this style being used as a
wedding card, using the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set and the Bell Punch.
Given the varying range of stamps we have, I’m sure there must be lots
of different possibilities.
I started my card with a base of Crumb Cake
Cardstock (CS). I scored it halfway and used my trimmer to cut off the
top section, which gave me a stable door that’s two inches tall (5cm). Using Tombow, I
adhered the Whisper White CS layer inside the card first, then the piece
on the front, lower half. On top of this I added the Garden Green
design from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP).
started stamping with the the sentiment which is from the Oh, What Fun
Stamp Set. I used Garden Green Ink onto a
piece of Whisper White CS, and die cut with straight die number five
from the Layering Oval Dies Framelits. This was layered onto an oval I
die cut from some Garden Green CS using scalloped die number 5. I
adhered this with Tombow in the centre of the back part of the card so
this could act as a guide to where the images should be placed.
Wild Wasabi Ink, I stamped four trees from Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set
onto a piece of Wild Wasabi CS. I used my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter
Pen to paint each moon-shape stamped onto the trees, and then I die cut them using the tree die
from the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies. Using Tombow I adhered one of
them at each end of the stable door, and then adhered the other two back
Soft Suede Ink, I stamped one reindeer onto Soft Suede CS and die cut
with the appropriate die from the Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits Dies. I used
my Project Life 0.1 Journalling Pen to convert the reindeers closed eye
to a happy eye, and painted his nose red! Then I painted him all over
with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.
I stamped two Santas and two
pom-poms onto Whisper White CS using Archival Black Ink and coloured the
Santas using my Marker Pens: Real Red for hat, jacket and
trousers; Smokey Slate for his boots, gloves and belt; Blush Bloom
(retired) for the face. I punched the Santas and the pom-poms out using
the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
I adhered just one pom-pom to one
Santa, and then painted the pom-pom and all the fur trim with my retired
two-way Glue Pen. Then I dipped Santa into my box of Dazzling Diamonds
Glitter. I lined the second Santa up with the first Santa, back to back,
so I knew where to adhere the pom-pom. Then I repeated the glittering
process with the second Santa. I adhered one Santa on the front of the
Stable door, standing next to the first tree, and then adhered the
second Santa, back to back!
I’m happy with the result, just a bit disappointed that I have to wait until 2017 before I can send it to someone!
This is my last blog for two days and I’d like to wish everyone a very happy and blessed Christmas.☺
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Love how you've done this card, Jan and can see many other possibilities also … appreciate the extra care you took in backing your trees & Santa on the inside … it truly does give a lovely finish. Appreciate your doing the video tutorial also. Thank you!
Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased you like this idea. Definitely ideal for lots of other possibilities! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.