This is my second post for today. If you’re looking for my Butterfly Reflections Ink post please scroll down or click here!
Hello and welcome to this week’s challenge for Christmas Card Challenges! We’ve got a fun and unusual color palette for this week! Lots of neutrals (and a really cute zebra)! But if you’re more festively-inclined, remember, the only rule to participate is that you make a holiday card!
I was on my phone when I first looked at the challenge palette and on the smaller screen the palette looked really grey; however, looking at it on my computer I realize that it has quite a bit more purple than I thought…oh well…I went with grey! 😉
This card was definitely new territory for me. I decided to try and create a dimensional card and after looking at various online tutorials I learned that there was a term for what I was trying to make: a tunnel card! Unfortunately I didn’t take photos of the process as I was working but the basic idea is that you fold several thin strips of cardstock into an accordion shape and then attach the card panels to the accordions to create a dimensional scene.
I used the archway dies from Memory Box to create the forest scene. I also die-cut a deer from Wplus9 and the birds from Impression Obsession. The back panel was created by splattering silver, clear, and white shimmer spray onto a piece of white cardstock. I framed the scene with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles dies and stamped the sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp holiday set.
This is definitely not an easy card to ship…it’s quite thick and the sides aren’t terribly pretty with all the folds so I created a book jacket sort of thing that the card is attached to. The sides of the jacket fold over the front and are tied with a ribbon. I’ll probably add a panel to the inside of one side of the jacket to write a greeting. It does make a pretty presentation!
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