Monday, 21 November 2016

A Wintry View

 Hello there :)

I'm back with Christmas inspiration this week and one of those cards that perhaps isn't good for production line crafting but ideal for those special people we make cards for this time of year...

I've made a wintry scene using three different stamp sets and you open up 
the layers to reveal the view and greeting...

The first layer you open are the bench and lamp post from Lawn Fawns Winter in the Park which are just stamped in black ink and I used the matching dies for some partial die-cutting too.

This reveals the second layer which are very basic shaped trees from MFT's O' Christmas Tree.
I think the simple shading and bold shapes adds colour but not too much detail to compete
 with the final layer which is the town view...

All the images on this base layer are from Mama Elephants City Sidewalks... I love those buildings, so whimsy... so it totally doesn't matter that they seem to be very isolated in the wintry landscape Lol :) The sky is blended with distress inks over the white heat embossed greetings and moon, I then added dots with a white gel pen for some dainty snowflakes :)

The card is made up of three pieces, I thought it would be easiest to start at the front of the scene with the bench and lamp post layer so I could work backwards. I ended up with three panels like this 

 To attach them to the base panel I scored and folded a flap to make a hinge..

The card could support itself but I felt I should make a card stand to attach to the back which also helped to cover the hinges and marks where the copic marker had bled through.

I took a piece of card slightly larger than the base card so a small white border would show and then cut three sides of a rectangle to make a leg and then valley and mountain folded a strip of card to support that leg. I flipped it over and added tape adhesive like so...

Here's what it looks like all together..

It was a lot easier to make than it looks... making three separate pieces was the key to that. 
You could easily make it a winter card rather than Christmas or use foam tape for the layers instead of hinges and frame your scene for a piece of festive decoration.


Apologies for the long, photo heavy blog post but I hoped they help 
to see how the card was assembled :)
Thanks for stopping by
Jenny x


  1. Love everything about this card. Such a sweet little scene and ingenious as ever!

  2. What a gorgeous card Jenny! I love interactive and dimensional cards and this is such a fab one, really impressive and beautifully stamped and coloured <3 Just fantastic!

  3. A beautiful card and I love how you have made it stand up.


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