Thursday, September 6, 2018

Welcome to the North Pole

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Maryann Einam.

Our challenge this week is ......
Shadow box card - This card has been around for a lot of years but lately I have noticed some modern twists to it, so give us your version of a shadow box card.

For my card today I decided to use the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box die set and create a similar card that I made in July where I placed the shadow box die cut into the card. You can see my previous card here

The finished size of my card is 14.8cm (5 7/8inches)  x 7cm (2 7/8inches), I was able to use Australian A4 card, however if you are in the USA you would probably need to use 12 inch cardstock.

To decorate my card I used a stamp set I purchased last year which came with Simon Says Stamps Card Kit, I knew when I purchased the the stamp set that it would arrive too close to Christmas to use so it was good to be able to get it out to create this card today.

For the back of the shadow box part of the card I created sky panels by using distress oxide inks and then splatting the panels with white paint to give the look of falling snow.

I added a sentiment panel with another Christmas tree to the left hand side of the shadow box.

On the right hand side of the card I added the "Welcome to The North Pole" which is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Here is an overhead view of my card so you can see a little more of inside of the shadow box.

For the front of the card, I created another sky background and added a snow border. I added Santa, a Christmas Tree and another welcome sign.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Vicky Gould
Kelly McKown-Santi


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Debbie said...

My Goodness Francis!! I want to visit your craft room and see all of your stamps and dies because it has to be the closest thing to heaven I can imagine ! And then you have the creativity to pull them all together and make a darling card. Could you just moved to Omaha Nebraska and be my friend? Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I love it!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

This is such a fun card for Christmas!!

Liz Williams said...

Your cards are always amazing and like Debbie says even more amazing is your great collection of stamps and the talent you have to create these fabulous and delightful cards.

Lois said...

Love this one, Frances! So glad you could use the stamps you got last year. Santa and Mrs. Claus look so cute inside your shadowbox. And I checked out your "fishy" one, too. Another cutie!

Unknown said...

I love everything about this card! Amazing job!

Karen Aicken said...

Such an adorable little scene you've created. Love that shadowbox idea too.

jojot said...

perfect holiday card....and a shadow box

Vicky Gould said...

I don't even know what to say.....this is like a gift in an envelope! Someone is gonna love it and show it to everyone! Outstanding, Frances!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely awesome, Frances!! I love Santa and Mrs. Claus welcoming us to the North Pole. Sensational fold!!