I want to make a card that fea­tures a Christ­mas vil­lage, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Do you have any ideas?

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Crafter’s Q & A - Jackie Rigby, Wolver­hamp­ton

Si­monne says: Cre­ative Ex­pres­sions has just re­leased a brand new stamp set called Christ­mas Town (ref CEC856) that in­cludes lots of lovely im­ages that are per­fect for build­ing a vil­lage scene. You could cre­ate a sim­ple card by mask­ing and stamp­ing the im­ages, but how about try­ing some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent like an ac­cor­dion card? For my card, I took a 296x148mm piece of white card and inked the top of it us­ing Salty Ocean and Blue­print Sketch Distress Inks. I then flicked some water onto the inked sky us­ing a paint­brush to cre­ate the il­lu­sion of fall­ing snow. I scored the inked panel at 74mm, 148mm and 222mm and folded it into an ac­cor­dion. The im­ages were stamped in black ink onto some white card, coloured with marker pens and then cut out. I added a stamped tree back­ground and some torn white card for the snow drifts be­fore adding the coloured im­ages us­ing sticky fix­ers. Fi­nally, I high­lighted the snow us­ing glit­ter glue.

Cre­ate a snowy vil­lage scene

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