Saturday, 22 October 2016

Winter village

Thee's a recipe challenge this week at Less is More, the recipe being to use Acetate or Vellum. I think it's going to be a very popular one - there are some wonderful cards in the gallery already.

Here's my take on the challenge:

I used a die from the X-cut Village Build-a-Scene set to cut across the front of  a white card. Then I cut straight across the front 1cm from the top and replaced the front of the card with a square of acetate, placing the lower, die cut, area of the card back in position after adding a stamped sentiment. I used a peel off marker pen to colour the windows yellow from behind, and covered the whole of the inside of the card with dark blue paper.

I had planned to add the silver star to the inside of the card, but when I tried it, it looked better on the outside. There's a hint of sparkle to the acetate too - that isn't really meant to be there, I put the acetate down somewhere I'd been using glitter and the static on the surface picked it up, but it looked so pretty I didn't want to wipe it off! I fear it will drop off before Christmas though.

I am also sharing this with Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use a sentiment


  1. A fabulous card Jane, such a wonderful winter scene.

  2. Great CAS card love the scene on vellum
    Carol x

  3. Wonderful card Jane! I do love those scenic dies and your idea is perfect!


    Di xx

  4. A beautiful card Jane, so very atmospheric and really evoking the feel of a frosty Christmas night. I love the use of acetate to create a panel, and the hint of sparkle was a very happy accident because it works brilliantly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  5. This is lovely Jane. It looks like a silent night. I really like the use of acetate too. Barbxx

  6. Fabulous card Jane, love the scene and the acetate and the design Love it all.

  7. Very effective I love this kind of card. XOXO

  8. SO Pretty! LOVE how the top of the card is acetate...really makes that night sky pop!