Friday, November 4, 2016

Christmas Cards Getting Finished

It’s Friday, again! This week has just flown by. It was not overly exciting, but busy. Yesterday morning we raked the leaves off our front lawn and by 3:00 in the afternoon it was full again! We’ve decided to let the rest fall before rake again. We walked downtown this morning and ended up treating ourselves to a Chinese lunch – so good! When I got home I decided to get working on this very complicated quilt I’m making for one of my grandsons and all of a sudden I noticed there was a blue stain on the ironing board. OH OH! I obviously forgot to get one piece of the blue washed – and it was in so many of the completed blocks! AAAGGGHHHH  I ended up rinsing them about 30 times using both a quilting dye stabilizer and vinegar to get most of the dye out but the swishing distorted some of the blocks so I will have to remake them! Groan!

Today’s card does meet the requirements for these three challenges:

Here’s another window card featuring a Christmas tree outside the window. The image is from an old greeting card that has been repurposed. Brown ink was run across the window frame to add some dimension. Hint - I cut a sample window and hold it against old greeting cards to find ones that look nice through the window. The windows have a piece of clear plastic – repurposed from crafting packages that would otherwise go in the garbage – glued behind it to be glass…..this really makes a difference I think. The background this time was created with a brick embossing folder and small dots of white acrylic paint added for snow.

To create the window box I just die cut the bottom of the window; inked it the same way as the window and glued it on with a dimensional glue strip. Martha Stewart fern punch comes in handy when you have small bits of green cardstock sitting around. Punch them out and keep them on hand. Wet glue was run into the top of the window box and then the ferns were inserted into it. Once they were dry I added another layer of glue to make sure they stayed put. A simple red bow just finished it off.

I know I’ve already posted a few of these but I want to show you different ways to decorate this Memory Box window frame.

That’s all for a cool but sunny Friday, November 4, 2016




Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Violet! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday! :0)

Colleen said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love your background, how clever you are!! thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty window scene, Violet! Very clever way to make the window box! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

This is such a pretty card for various reasons. The cute brick background, the window and the beautiful way you decorated it. Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! What a beautiful scene you have created!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty Christmas tree card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT


Beautiful card Violet thank you for joining us over on
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
Dianne xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely and vintage-looking Christmas card. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

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