Other Supplies: Cardstock (White), Acrylic Paint (White), Copy Paper, Craft mat, Gilding Wax (Silver), Paper Trimmer, Palette Knife, Pigment Ink (White), Ranger Distress Ink Pad (Chipped Sapphire), Shadowbox Frame, Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft Stock (8" x 8", Classic), Water Spritzer
- Die-cut out of chosen cardstock colors all of the elements from the Christmas Time die set.
- Lightly apply silver gilding wax to the lamppost element with a fingertip.
- Measure and cut a panel of navy cardstock to fit inside the aperture of the shadowbox frame.
- Measure and cut a panel of white cardstock to match the panel cut in Step 3. Along the bottom half of the white cardstock, freehand cut an organic-shaped horizontal line using the Craft Knife and the Cutting Mat. The line should create the effect of a snow bank once the white cardstock is later layered on top of the navy panel.
- Apply a small amount of white paint to a craft mat and spray it with a water bottle (one or two sprays will be enough. Mix the water and paint with a palette knife so that the paint is slightly more watery.
- With a palette knife, flick small flecks of white paint around the navy panel to create the appearance of falling snow. Once the paint has dried, align and adhere the cut white panel to the bottom the navy blue panel with liquid adhesive.
- Arrange the lamppost die cut as desired in the scene and mark where the light will radiate from the lantern on the post. Remove the lamppost from the scene.
- With the Blending Tool, use white pigment ink to create the illusion of radiating light where the lantern was marked in the previous step. Blend a circular white area to give the effect of light, then adhere the lamp post die cut in place with liquid adhesive.
- Layer and adhere the remaining die cut elements together as desired with liquid adhesive. Adhere the man, woman and tree to the scene as desired with foam tape.
- With copy paper, create a mask from the feet of the two people in a straight horizontal line, moving away from the light of the lamppost. With the Blending Tool, lightly blend blue ink along the straight edge of the copy paper to create the shadows of the two people in the scene.
- Place the scene in a frame.