This week’s challenge over at: Crazy4Challenges is to choose a card that was sent to you and use it as your inspiration!
I chose my sweet granddaughter’s card because when I went looking at cards I had saved, this one from Sierra was in the mix. The little girl who sent me this card had paid for it with her own money and gave it to me with a bag of Starbucks coffee she had also paid for! This little girl just graduated from the University of Oregon. and was just married to her high school sweetheart! They both have begun great careers!
Step: 1: I used an older Karen Burniston’s die set that was called “Whiskers the Cat”. I cut the silhouette piece and whiskers piece from black cardstock 3 times. All the others were cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. The Santa hat is from an old KB die set that was accessories for all her “critters” that she released that year.
Step 2: Make a base card by scoring a 5.5″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock at the 5.5″ mark on the long side. Fold over for a tent fold card and trim to 5.5″ x 7.75″. (Although this is a huge card, it is the exact size of the one given to me!).
Step 3: I cut a blue card stock that had little white glittered dots all over it into a rectangle that measures 5.5″ x 7.5″ to cover the entire front of the base card.
Step 4: The Christmas lights and snow drift on the fence are Silhouette files. The fence for the snow drift is a 1.5″ x 7.5″ strip of “wood look” paper that I though looked remarkably like the one in the inspiration card.
Step 5: Once I had all the components made, I assembled them as shown and that’s it!:
Other Products Used:
Michael’s Craft Store: All cardstock
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue