Wednesday 12 August 2020

Deep In the Woods

     The theme this month at Christmas Craft Creations is Animals, any animal you wish in a Christmas setting. I love deer so I have used a new die set from John Next Door called Four Seasons, it doesn't have to be a Christmas card as this set has tree trunks and separate foliage so the choice is yours.
     I have also used the little woodland scene from Sam's Circles at the back of this box card because it completed the herd of deer.
     I cut each layer of the set in shades of blue, beginning with the lightest at the front, with a white box to hold the layers. I used the last layer to help me line up the woodland circle.
     I started by gluing a light blue circle of card behind the woodland circle, this came from the off cut on the first layer. This layer was then stuck on to a white layer for the back of the box.
     Each layer had two strips of foam tape on each side making it a 6mm gap between layers. This I did carefully and slowly to make sure I got it right.....that tape is very sticky, so no room for error.
     The front cover of the box had a rectangular aperture cut in it, with sides wide enough to fold round the thick sides and reach onto the back.
     I wanted to put the stag on the front opening so I had to cut him with a tab across the bottom, then I could stick him inside the opening to keep it neat and tidy. If you want to miss part of a die you can move it around so one of the cutting plates is not covering the die, that's what I did with the stag.
     When the box card was all stuck together I could see the white tape at the top, I didn't like that so using some alcohol markers I coloured the foam in different shades of blue to make them blend in with the card.
     It needed some decoration on the frame but not much, eventually I settled for a little bit of the mini ivy, a holly sprig and some of Lesley's Twigs all in white.

Materials List
JND183 - Sams Circles
JND187 - Lesleys Twigs
JND 194 - Four Seasons     
JND135 - Holly die
JND129 - Mini Ivy
S57262 - 3D PVA Glue

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Feature A Critter    Top 5
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes #126
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes Including An Animal
Love To Craft - Anything Goes


  1. Hi Rocky this is a stunning Christmas card. Those dies are gorgeous. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. fabulous diarama scene, so pretty

  3. What a beautiful box card, Rocky. Such great dimension with all the different layers. Gorgeous!

  4. This is gorgeous, Rocky! Really fantastic use of dies and I love the depth of your scene. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

  5. I love your work and how you layered everything to make a glorious scene of peace. Love the blues and the deer. I am a new follower

  6. WOW! So many layers making a incredible card. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  7. I love this! Wow, it looks so hard but it is fabulous!! Thank you for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  8. Incredibly fabulous card. I love those amazing layers.
    - Joy Dsouza

  9. A fab scene and the blues are so moody. Very happy you shared with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  10. This is gorgeous, love the depth the layers give the cards scene!
    Thanks for joining us at MLC card challenge.

    Monica- DT


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