Pin It

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Itty Bitty Christmas, Feels Like Frost, Christmas Card, Letterbox Technique

A while back I saw a card on Pinterst that used the "Letterbox" technique. I thought it looked like fun so today I was able to find some time to play with it and see how hard it would be.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and textured it using the "Subtle" embossing folder. I had a retired corner rounder and I rounded the four corners.  

Next I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Feels Like Frost" 6" x 6" stack. I cut it to measure 1-5/8" x 4".  Mine was a scrap piece and I just had to trim it a little.

I took out my scoring board and I set the DSP on the backside of the textured card stock. I set the piece on the opposite side that I want it on the front. I held it in place with my hand, though you can use some removable tape or a post it note. I didn't find it necessary.  I scored along one of the longer edges. Then I scored across the top and bottom and then the final side. Make sure you score hard enough for it to show through nicely on the front of the piece.

Once the scoring was done I set my DSP inside the score lines to see if it was even on all sides and if I needed to do any additional trimming.  I had to trim the side just a hair.  Then I taped the DSP inside the scored area.  I taped the piece to the card base.

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Christmas" set and were stamped on Whisper White card stock using Smoky Slate ink. I die cut them with the second smallest Stitched Circle die. I had die cut a scalloped circle for the layer. I first used Smoky Slate but it looked too blah and then I tried the Misty Moonlight card stock and it took your eye away from the picture.  SO I thought I would see what a Whisper White scalloped circle would look like and it was perfect. It didn't stop your eye from moving around the card.  When I die cut the circle, I made sure the words were closer to the top. Only because they were too small for the circle and no other circle would work. In moving them up I was able to fill that space with some rhinestones I colored with my dark Balmy Blue Blends Pen.  You can add a single rhinestone or a snowflake here.  Anything would be pretty.

I taped the circles together and I set them in place using Dimensionals. And the card was done. Quick, easy and elegant!  What more could you ask for?  This is a fun technique and it adds a lot to a card.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,


VeeCee said...

Hi Wanda, followed this from the 'newsletter ' I recieved. Thanks so much for sharing this. When I first saw it, I thought it was a picture in a frame but upon closer inspectiontion realised how wrong I was.
Great way to use up small parts of DSP and I'm thinking I might actually use some of mine to make a small group of framed pictures. Would be great for the seasons/holidays.
Thanks for the inspiration and clear instructions. Regards from UK

Hilda Burton said...

Beautiful card. I love the Feels Like Frost DSP and the scoring really adds texture and interest. Enjoy your day!

Anna Smith said...

I am trying to this Christmas card and this nice