Crafty Christmas Club Hop: Sleepy Snowy Christmas

Ok y’all, we are officially ONE MONTH AWAY from Christmas! This is the final stretch that we’ve been prepping all year for, and I have one last Crafty Christmas Club Project to share before Santa comes down your chimney!

If you guys have been following me, you’ll know by now that I almost always have a colored image on my card that I use my Copic Markers for, along with some ink blending. Well, for this month, I am sharing something a little different. I am showing a card made almost entirely out of die cuts, with no coloring and the smallest little smidge of ink blending (it may not even fully show up in the picture above).

For today’s hop, I am using the Tunnel Card, Santa Add-On by i-Crafter! Now this card’s intention is to be used with the Tunnel Card, Swan Base to build a 3D Tunnel Card Scene, however, you always can think outside of the box with the i-Crafter products!

To make my card, I took a 4.125″ x 5.375″ piece of gray plaid fabric patterned paper from my stash, and die cut the Tunnel Card, Santa Add-On piece (which is just the trees). I then adhered an A2-sized piece of blue cardstock to the back, lined the same die cut up in the already cut area, and ran it through my die cutting machine again so that the die cut went through both layers. Using the same blue cardstock, I die cut 2 little trees and adhered them to the card base. I also used some blue glitterstock and die cut the sentiment “Happy Holidays”, also included in the Tunnel Card, Santa Add-On set, and adhered it to the lower portion of this panel, as it would be the front of the card.

For the 2nd layer, I die cut the house on the snow tunnel card piece from white blending cardstock. Using i-Brush Blender Brushes, I lightly ink blended It’s a Boy ink by Catherine Pooler onto the snow portion to give it an icy blue cast. I also die cut a navy blue house and adhered that directly on top of the tunnel card house. I lined this up exactly behind my plaid panel, and adhered this to my card.

The 3rd layer was probably the easiest, as it was just a piece of light blue cardstock run through with the 3rd Tunnel Card, Santa Add-On scene, which is a snowy hill with Santa’s sleigh in the sky. Using the same blue glitterstock as the sentiment, I die cut the 2 reindeer pieces and sleigh to give Santa and the reindeer some extra detail by adhering those pieces directly on top. Following the same pattern as earlier, I lined up this tunnel card layer directly behind my house piece and adhered it.

To finish up this card, I took a pre-made alcohol ink panel I had blended up from my stash and adhered it behind my Santa tunnel card piece. Taking foam tape, I covered the back of the card and adhered it to an A2-sized base!

For a little extra embellishment, I used a past Kindred Stamps shaker pack to add a couple blue and white sequin details to my front panel!

And that is how I made this card!

We’ve got a ton more holiday inspiration to share with you on this hop, so be sure to head on over to your next stop! If you skipped over anyone, head on back over so you don’t miss out on the festive fun!

Tania Cordie
Bri Firth
Justin Averill– You’re Here!

We’ve also got a hop happening on Instagram too, so head over to my account and get started!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us all year long, but the Crafty Festival Friends aren’t done yet! Stay tuned!

Happy Crafting!

Justin

Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!

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