Holiday Village Card
Create this warm and welcoming holiday greetings card.
Other Supplies: Copy Paper, Craft Mat, Paper Trimmer, Ranger Distress Ink Pads (Squeezed Lemonade, Stormy Sky, Vintage Photo), Stamp (Calligraphy Style), Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft Stock (8" x 8", Classic), Water Spritzer
- Die-cut out of desired cardstock colors all of the elements from the Holiday Village, Colorize die set. (Note: With Colorize die sets, there are suggested colors etched in the back of each die to assist with ease of assembly.) Assemble and adhere the die cut Holiday Village elements with liquid adhesive.
- Cut a 4 1/2" x 6" panel of white and ivory cardstock.
- Die-cut the largest oval shape from the Ovals die set into the center of the cut ivory panel. This will act as the aperture on the card front from which the village will appear behind.
- On the cut white panel, arrange the holiday village elements to determine where the sky behind the buildings will begin. With the Blending Tool, blend a sky effect behind the village, staring from the bottom of the sky using Squeezed Lemonade ink and blending upwards into Stormy Sky ink.
- Spray the inked area with water and let it dry to create a blotted effect.
- Position the village so that it will show through the oval aperture cut in step 3. Adhere the village elements to the blended backdrop with liquid adhesive.
- On a craft mat, take the Blending Tool and ink the corners on the aperture panel with Vintage Photo ink. Using the same ink, stamp a calligraphy style stamp on the front of the oval panel. For a lighter stamped images, ensure the majority of ink is taken off by first stamping the design on a scrap piece of paper.
- Align and adhere the aperture panel on top of the Holiday Village panel with foam tape.
- Cut a desired color of cardstock from Kraft Stock slightly larger than the oval aperture panel. This will act as a layering mat below the village scene.
- Center and adhere the village scene to the cut panel from step 9 with liquid adhesive.
- Cut a card base sized to fit the previously constructed panels as desired. Fold in half to create card base. Ink the edges of the card front using the Blending Tool and Vintage Photo ink. Center and adhere the other panels on the card front with liquid adhesive.