Christmas is in the air for our new Just Add Ink challenge & I absolutely love the inspiration images suggested by the lovely Nikki. The colours are a favourite Christmas combination of mine. Totally coincidentally, our Christmas tree is wearing the same silver, aqua & white colours this year too.
Each person choose a colour & the scene they wanted in their window - here are all the versions we made - in mint macaron, real red & pool party.
You might notice that the village scene box on the left looks a bit different to the other two. This was the first version I made, which had a closed bottom, & unsealed top with a separate belly band to allow you access the box to switch off the tea light. I'd decided to make a simpler version with the class that left the bottom unsealed instead, so the paper & bow could be attached to the box for a neater look & less supplies, but as I was explaining my thoughts to my Friday gals, we decided that an open bottom box would be even easier to make & use, as it could just be popped over the tealight. So that's what we did. Aren't they a clever bunch. I've taught them well ;-). You can see the pretty bow better here.
Once we scored the basic box, we cut a hole for the window using a square framelit, then added a Hearth & Home window frame die, die cut scene using the Sleigh Ride edgelit dies backed with some vellum embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder. Some striped paper from the Neutrals 12x12 paper stack & a beautiful bow (gift bow die) made a special look. On the back, I added a white card panel stamped with a message if it's being given as a gift. We rounded the edges with my latest must have punch - the curvy corner trio punch. Love! Sorry, forgot to take a pic.
I shared some instructions with my gals, so they'd be able to make more to brighten someone elses Christmas. Please leave me a comment if you love the luminaries too & would like me to share full instructions to make them. This will help me see whether there's enough interest for me to invest the considerable pre-Christmas time involved.
Edited: Tues 15 December TUTORIAL IS DONE!
Thanks very much to all the gals who've left lovely comments. Good news, I've completed the tutorial, including full instructions to measure & score it yourself, & also using the Gift Bag Punch Board, which makes it even quicker & easier. Please leave me a comment if you find my tutorial helpful, as I really love & appreciate hearing from you.
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To download/save it, you need to click the downward pointing arrow icon & then save. Don't choose the share option (the person with a +) as this doesn't work.
Thanks for visiting today. Remember to check out all the Design Team projects to see how they were inspired by the images & we'd love you to try the challenge too.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my project & my tutorial. Check out the supply list below to see what I used & order supplies. Remember to pin my project so you can find it again too. Here's a final combined pics.
Until next time.
Inky wishes, Di
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