Wednesday 4 April 2018

Christmas Postbox Christmas card

It's time to get your Christmas card pile growing with another challenge for you at ABC Christmas Challenge.

Our themes this time are

H for Hat

and/or I for Ice

Our kind sponsor this time is 

All Dressed Up.

Winner will receive two free digis of their choice
from Wendy’s Etsy shop

Lorraine will be giving away a $25 or £20 Gift Voucher to the store of the winners choice. The winner chooses which currency!

I combined the two themes for my card this month, but you are welcome to make 2 separate cards and really get your stash growing if you like. I used the Sending Christmas Wishes set from Craft Stash, which has stamps, an embossing folder and some little dies.

1) First, make the background by pushing Versamark Ink through a falling snow stencil and then emboss with white embossing powder. Watercolour over the snowflakes with blue paint and cut the card into a rectangle once it is dry.

2) Die cut a snowbank using a Paper Smooches Borders 1 die, spread wet glue over it and add glitter to make the icy snow. Adhere this to the bottom of the background.

3) Use the embossing folder from the kit and emboss the post box in red and then black card before fussy cutting the box and adding some of the black detail. Die cut the opening with the letterbox die from the kit.

4) Stamp and die cut the bird before colouring him and cutting a slit between his legs so he can hold the letter. Stamp and die cut the letter and then glue it and the bird to the postbox. Raise the box on foam and stick it to the background.

5) Stamp and colour the little girl and then fussy cut her before placing her next to the postbox. Stamp, colour and fussy cut the hat and place it on the girl.

6) Mat the background onto black card and adhere it to the base card. Die cut a small stitched arch from the MFT Arch STAX  die set in black card and stamp and emboss the greeting from Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows in white. Raise this on foam and stick it to the card before finishing off with a tiny holly sprig above the greeting.

You'll find plenty of inspiration over at the ABC Christmas Card Challenges blog and we'd love to see you join us this month.

I'd like to play along at 

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x


cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a sweet little scene and I love the sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute and fun card you made with the Christmas theme. I really like the mail box, bird and the little girl and that sentiment is so cute too!

Helen said...

Wonderful card Carol - love that little birdie posting his letter to Santa!
Helen x

Janis Lewis said...

Cute Christmas Card! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Billie A said...

Oh your card is so cute. I love the little girl and looking at the mail box with her letter to Santa. Darling card and so glad you shared over at The Merry Christmas challenge.

Billie A
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Nora Noll said...

I adore that red post box!! IT is so much classier then the ones we have in the states!! That little bird with the note is too cute and your coloring on the girl is fabulous!!!

AlisonC said...

What an adorable image, it really sums up Christmas. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

Fabiola said...

c'est adorable Carole, quelle jolie scène sous la neige, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carol :-) the little girl is adorable and I love the embossed post box! absolutely fabulous :-)

Lols x x x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TMCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Larelyn said...

What a cute image and such a fun die cut. I love the card. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

foleysfriend said...

Adorable. I especially love the mailbox. Great details on your card. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas challenge. Apologies for the late comment.


Pam Sparks said...

This card is so cute Carol! LOVE it!


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