Good Saturday morning! I hope you didn’t tire yourself out shopping on Black Friday. There is no way I would venture out shopping in all those crowds. I usually do all my Christmas shopping on line. It is so much easier on the feet. LOL!
I seem to have gone a little crazy over using my new window die. I have two winter projects to share today both made with the window die but yet very different. My first was made for the Splitcoaststampers Free For All challenge to create a winter card using black and white with black being the major focus.
I love the stark winter trees in Stampin’ Up!’s Lovely As A Tree set and it seemed perfect to pair with the black window. I couldn’t resist adding a touch of color with the tiny evergreen wreath with red balls and bow.
I made the tiny wreath using just the top portion of the MS pine branch punch, I created the tiny wreath ring by cutting into a 3/4” punched circle and cutting out the ring. It’s easier to show than tell.
The tiny three sprig top of the pine branch is just the perfect size for the little wreath.
I clear embossed the red cardstock and punched 1/8” circles for the Christmas balls.
My second project is an actual open window on the front that shows through to the tree scene on the inside.
I used a rectangle Nestabilities just a tiny bit smaller than the window to cut an opening in the card front. I made two windows and put one on the inside to finish the opening nicely.
You can see my Winter Snow Scene tutorial if you would like to see step by step pictures of how I painted my trees and added snow.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Lovely As a Tree
Ink: Black Versafine
Paper: Black, White, Red, Olive
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window Die, Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug Folder, 3/4 Circle Punch (for wreath), Satin, Mounting Tape
Stamps: Rubbernecker Evergreen 689 690 694 SO
Paper: Cottage Christmas, White, Olive
Ink: Black, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, White Craft
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window, Brushes, White Embossing Powder, Oblong Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Pine Branch and Holly Punch, Satin