This project was gift 9 for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap! This easel card turns into a beautiful luminary when you set it up and place an electric tea light candle inside.
Stamps: Christmas Lodge, Serene Snowflakes, En Francais
Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Vellum Paper
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Versamark, Always Artichoke
Accessories: 5/8" Chocoalte Chip Satin Ribbon, Gold embossing powder, Stampin' Sponge, Dazzling Details, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips, Paper Cutter (item # 104152), Scallop Square Duo die, Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
1. Cut one piece of Bravo Burgundy card stock 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Score parallel to the 4-1/4" side at 1/2".
5. Use the Paper Cutter (item #104152) to cut on the lines. Or you could use a craft knife and a ruler to cut out the square.
6. Cut a piece of Vellum Paper 2-3/4" x 2-3/4". I used Vellum Paper because that is what I had. This works, but I think Vellum Card Stock would work better and would prevent the wrinkles you see later. Stamp the tree image from Christmas Lodge onto the vellum in Always Artichoke ink. Stamp the small snowflakes from Serene Snowflakes onto the background in Crumb Cake ink.
7. Apply a thin line of Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesvie around the inside edge of the frame.
8. Adhere the Vellum onto the frame and set it aside to dry. I also flipped the panel over and added dots of Dazzling Details onto the tree to look like sparkly little ornaments (not shown in this photo).
9. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 4" x 4-3/4". Use the same template you used before to draw the square onto your Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out the square as you did in step 7.
10. Stamp the front of the Very Vanilla card stock with En Francais in Bravo Burgundy ink.
11. Sponge around all of the edges with Crumb Cake ink.
12. Sponge around the outside edges with Soft Suede ink.
13. Adhere the Very Vanilla card stock onto the card front. Use a craft knife and a ruler to cut out the window in the Bravo Burgundy card stock.
14. Apply a thin line of glue onto the backside of the scalloped frame.
15. Adhere the frame onto the card front over the window you cut out. I also cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock at 4" x 4" and adhered it onto the bottom of the card flap so you can clearly see the stamped tree when the card is closed. A piece of 5/8" Chocoalte Chip Satin Ribbon was wrapped around the card front and tied into a bow.
16. Here you can see a better view of the sparkly "ornaments" on the tree.
I truly hope that those who recieved it enjoy it. Coming up with it and putting it together was really a labor of love and resulted in several pieces of scrap card stock trying to get the size just right.
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