I chose W for window.
I have had a card in my stash since 2013 that was 4 houses that clipped together to make a 3d card. This inspired me to do something similar but I wanted to light up the windows.
I started by cutting the windows out with a craft knife to make several apertures. I added plain vellum on the back of the house to create a soft glow rather than a harsh light.
To make the card stand up I have added panels that were die cut using the Gemini Large Box Die. The decorative panel was the die cut with a co-ordinating Patchwork panel die to create the trellis effect. I did initially make it as this but the light was too harsh. I then decided to add vellum to the inside of these panels. One panel is attached to each side of the house to make a triangle. This will allow it to be folded down and go flat inside an envelope.
The image below shows the reverse and how it glows with a battery operated tea light inside it.
This image shows what it looks like from the front without the light on. Still very pretty but much nicer with the light on.
Card Details :-
Size - 8cm x 15.5cm
Dies - Gemini Large Ornate Box & Patchwork Panels from Craftwork Cards
Tools - Scalpel
Embellishments - Battery operated Tea Light
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order) : -
- ABC Christmas Challenge – W is for Wreath
- Always Fun Challenges - #138 Anything Goes
- Arty Divas - #9 Anything Goes
- Beccy’s Place – November Holiday Challenge Day 26 W for Windows
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - #465 Anything Christmas
- Do-Al (l) Creative - #35 Anything But A Card
- Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge - ATG with a Die / Diecut
- Krafty Chicks - KCC #482 Anything But a Card
- Make My Monday - #110 Use Vellum
- Papercraft Business Challenge - #24 To Give as a Gift (Not Just a Card)
- The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge - #61 Anything Christmas Goes