Well it is official. I am addicted to crafting!!! (like this is news!) This weekend my crafty Mum, sister and I popped up to Hampton Court Palace for Kirstie Allsop's Handmade Fair. It was fantastic!! So inspiring and hands on with opportunities to try lots of different crafts with classes and make and take sessions. I said before I went that I must NOT pick up any new crafts while I was there. I was only to enjoy the inspiration and not fall in love with anything new. Well do you think I stuck to that? No I did not!! I came home with two quilting kits, a pom pom maker and a new addiction to paper cutting having done an introductory class. On top of that I tried these artisan marshmallows and fell in love with the Rose and Cardamon flavour. This could prove pretty deadly for my Slimming World diet *lol*
So amid my pile of wool and pom poms I also managed to teach my monthly card class on Saturday too. It was a small but fun class this month. As I knew we were a smaller group I made this quite detailed card for us all to complete. I don't really know what to call it- a 3D window card is the best I could come up with. But the beauty of it is that it folds flat to fit in to a standard envelope.
I started with a half of A4 Whisper White card base. I then cut a piece of All is Calm DSP (10cm by 14.8cm) for the snowy background and a piece of Whisper White (10cm x 7cm). We stamped the tree image from the White Christmas stamp set on to the background piece, and then just the bottom of the image on to the white piece. I then cut around the hill contour of the image on the white piece and matched it to the base image and glued. I then stamped the bird and coloured the image. On a separate scrap of Whisper White I stamped the polar bear and then cut him out and added him to the main image. I used Dazzling Details to add glittery snow detail to the image (I set this aside to dry while I finished the rest of the card).
I used another half sheet of A4 cardstock, this time in Night of Navy, to create the top layer of the card. I scored the card at 5.25cm, 10.5cm and 15.75cm. I then used my Circle Collection Framelits to cut the circle window centrally in the middle panel (with the score line through the centre). I decorated this panel with stamped silver snowflakes and a greeting taken from the Endless Wishes stamp set. I embellished with Frosted Sequins.
The final detail were the sparkly star strips down each side of the card. I used my gorgeous new Confetti Stars Punch to create the border which I then layered over a 3cm strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
So all in all it has been a very busy (and super crafty!) weekend- just the way I like it. I will definitely keep you up to date on the progress of my new crafty efforts. But quite where I'll find the time remains to be seen.
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