Happy post Thanksgiving Day [slash] Black Friday! Christmas here we come! When I first saw the amazing Santa’s Sleigh Bundle in the SU 2016 Holiday Catalog I immediately imagined this Double-Z Fold card. At the time I was working on designs for a swap I was participating in. We needed to create three designs using our designated stamp set. So I turned this into a trio of cards [you can check them out here #1, #2 and #3].
When it finally came to designing for my annual Christmas Card Class this month this was the first card I created. [Love it!] I wanted to have the feel of snow and I love the Soft Sky, Silver Foil and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer/Whisper White color combination. AND the interior fold area I used the “card in a box” addition of a band for the “tree” to add dimension.
BASE: Soft Sky base folded into a “Z’ fold. The “snow” band is folded in the same manner then turned 180 degrees and flipped. I was on the fence about the “snow” embossing with the Seaside TIEF but now I like the nice bit of texture it adds.
SENTIMENT: “A very Merry Christmas to you” is from the Reason for the Season stamp set and embossed in Silver. [TIP: You’ll want to emboss before adding your items to the band.]
WINTER SCENE: First, I started with the “trees” from the Santa’s Sleigh Bundle Framelits. The right one is flat, placed at the top of the card. The second is attached to the interior band (similar to the Card in a Box bands), flush with the bottom of the card.
Second, is the Sleigh, start with Silver Foil for the base then cut a second in Whisper White trimming so only the body remains. Next is the “swirly overlay” in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer. Adhere just the bottom half of the sleigh body at a slight upward angle.
Third, is the important Reindeer that are going to pull Santa’s Sleigh with all the toys. [smile] These guys are cut from Silver Foil with their legs glued to the band, also at slight upward angles. I just had to add a wee bit more sparkle……the bows on the Reindeer are Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer too. [giggle] The rein (Whisper White Baker’s Twine) is added with glue dots and topped with the adorable bows.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s shiny and glimmery filled design. [wink, wink] Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend!
- STAMP: Reason for the Season
- PAPER: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
- INK: VersaMark
- ACCESSORIES: Framelits–Santa’s Sleigh | Textured Impression Embossing Folder–Seaside | Emboss Powder–Silver | Baker’s Twine–Whisper White
Sparkly Hugs, Carol