Monday, 7 December 2015

Winter Trees

We have reached the final challenge for this year at Vintage Stamping Challenges  and I wanted to make something different, something a bit theatrical, a grand finale for Christmas. And the theatre box was born...

In my box I was trying to create the impression of looking through trees to the lit window of a house on that special night. I hope I have succeeded!

My lit window is the Girl with Bird stamp, from Flonzcraft also available in a large stamp sheet full of silhouettes.

I die-cut round apertures of increasing sizes in each of my panels and decorated them with die-cuts:
* stars: Papertrey Ink (centre of Snowflakes)
* Tree branches, Deer and Christmas tree: Memory Box
I cut the tree branches and Christmas tree from a piece of watercolour paper on which I had tested Brushos, not very successful as a background, but I loved the variegated look it gave the die-cuts. Quite pleased I saved it from the bin...

Hop over to the Vintage Stamping Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has made this month. Join us in showcasing some winter trees for the chance to win a $20 voucher for the Flonzcraft shop.  Remember your make doesn't need to be vintage but it does need to have some stamping (rubber, polymer, foam...), no digis allowed!
Thanks for coming by,

Also entering the Country View Crafts -Create a scene, Memory Box, Crafty Sentiments, Craft Stamper and That's Crafty challenges.


  1. A super tunnel card Christine, such depth of colour and interest. Not actually posted mine yet so must back back and click the publish button.

    B x

  2. A real stunner Christine I can see that this was a labour of love to make. So much detail on one card, it is outstanding.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  3. Very original ideas on this beautiful card

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Just beautiful. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. C'est super original, j'adore ton idée et ta petite scène est vraiment trop jolie!!! bravo Christine
    Si jamais je trouve le temps, j'aimerais bien le faire ce challenge... Mais pas sûr encore, j'ai 3 autres réas à faire avant absolument, et Noël approche à grand pas... j'aimerais bien faire un mini break ensuite, bien mérité! :)
    Je ferai au mieux en tout cas. Bisous, bonne semaine

  6. Success indeed!! What a clever way to use your dies --making the graduated openings. Really great project. I will have to try making a theater box! Glad you did not throw out the trees. They look awesome.

  7. LOVE your creation for our challenge!
    Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge...

    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  8. Wow, this is so clever, love how you managed to create such depth! Thanks so much for joining our Make a Scene challenge at Countryview Crafts!

  9. Just stunning! you should make a tutorial for this!

  10. This is so cool! Thanks for playing with us at the TIMI challenge :-)

  11. Oh my, what a lovely card! I like the designs and colors, very nice. Oh and since another year has passed, let me be the first one to send you a warm New Year greetings. Have a wonderful year ahead!

  12. Gorgeous card, love the apertures and those die cut Christmas trees look amazing, a very creative use of your left over paper.
    Claire xx