Friday, August 26, 2022

Light Up Holiday House using Karen Burniston's Holiday House Die Set

 Hello and welcome! Today's card features Karen Burniston's Holiday House die set. This die set gives you everything you need to create a festive Christmas themed house or you can even use it to make a spooky Halloween house! For this card, I used it to make a light up Christmas card.


I started with an A2 sized card base using red cardstock. I die cut out a rectangle from heavy weight smooth white cardstock and created the dark blue sky background with Distress Oxide inks in Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean. 

I die cut a snow hill from the same heavy weight smooth white cardstock. I cut out the pieces of the Holiday House from various scraps of cardstock. For the brick work, I ran the section through the embossing plates and then cut it out. I used my cool gray Copic Markers to add the brick details. For the main house, I had a really hard time deciding what to do. I tried wood paneling, red brick using a stencil but it just didn't seem to work. So I used Distress Oxide ink in Pumice Stone and added flecks of white and black water color paint watered down. I dabbed it with kleenex and it give the main house a very cool stone look. 

I die cut the windows using dark brown cardstock and heavy weight vellum. I traced the shape of the windows on to the main house using a pencil and cut the rectangle shape out with an exacto knife. The dies do not allow you to cut out the window, so in order to make this light up, I had to cut it out by hand. I glued all the pieces together and set it aside. 


I used Chibitronics yellow lights to make the windows glow. I added foam tape to the back of the snow hill to hide the electronic parts. 

For the sentiment on the front, I used my Glimmer Hot Foil machine and added the sentiment with gold hot foil. The last step was to add the snow in the background and I did that using a size 10 Gelly Pen.

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


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