Log Cabin Milk Carton #7
I created the carton this morning based on my inspiration from Linda's
EVER WONDERFUL and INSPIRATIONAL
12 Tags Of Christmas Challenge.
Here is Linda's tag #7
As soon as I saw this tag, I felt like I was looking out a window into the snow covered woods.
Then I thought, if I was looking out a window, what would the house look like?
Well, it would look like my dream home...a log cabin!
Here's how I assembled this challenge.
Make the milk carton frame
Punch a 1.5"x 1.5" square out of cardstock
Place cardstock onto the carton where you want the windows and using an X-ACTO Knife,
cut out each window.
Using the same cardstock as the house, cut thin strips of paper to make the widow separations
and adhere them to the backside of the carton.
The days before a Big Shot
I did replace my BigShot recently, but I had to use something unused or not used in a very long time for ABC Christmas Challenge ,so...
I took my Fiskar wood grain texture plate and the little Fiskar impessions tool, which I haven't used in eons, and hand embossed the outside of the carton.
Using Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!) and White Pigment Ink (CTMH),
stained the exterior of the house.
I took a strip of acetate and cut 2" x "2 squares and placed them over the window slats to make "glass."
Next I applied 3D foam above and below the window.
Once I had googled, "Log Cabin Christmas" I set the images to measure 2" x 2"
and then laid them onto the sticky foam.
Here is the result
Assembled Log Cabin Home
Each window peeks into a Christmas living room
The windows looked adorable, but they needed a pop of color so I made 8 red Dutch Shutters and scored each one for definition and drew on the hinges, handles and accessories and then "weather proofed" them with Close to Cocoa stain as well.
Because Linda's tag has snowflakes and pine cones,
I recreated my impression of snow with Acrylic Dimensional Writer and the trees draping around the window with faux moss; also accented with "snow."
Well, that's my lengthy but hopefully inspirational holiday post.
Hope you've enjoyed it.
Thank you SO much for stopping in to visit and
Happy Stamping to you...
Challenges I would like to enter:
The Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags Of Christmas #7
ABC Christmas - U is for Unused Stash (Fiskar Woodgrain texture kit)
Jingle Belles - Christmas; Soft & Cozy (Gentle snow and warm fire and tree lights)