Christmas Cards Inspired By Movies
(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)
For the final post of the day I’ve got another trio of cards to show you, these ones were all inspired by the movies…
During Frosty Festivities 2012 I created a Winter Card Inspired By A Picture Book, so it seemed like a good idea to make some inspired by Christmas movies too!
Here’s the movies I chose as my inspiration:
I know ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’ isn’t technically a Christmas movie, but it counts as one in our household! These are some of my favourite movies to curl up under a blanket and watch during December. I’ve recently been reading ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’ to my daughter, and this is the first year she’s going to be allowed to watch that movie – I can’t wait to share it with her. She was suitable awed by the book when Lucy first discovers Narnia!
To help me design each card I chose a particular scene or image which immediately jumps to mind when I think about that movie.
For ‘Miracle On 34th Street’ I thought about the Thanksgiving Day parade:
I wanted to have a big shaped balloon like the floats, and to anchor the balloon to the ground I decided to have it held by a snowman. So I painted a snowman (from the Wonderland Winter Wood Veneer Set) with white acrylic paint:
Then I tied a bit of bakers twine around his hand, and tied the other end to a reindeer from the Fancy Pants Oh Deer ephemera:
Finishing off the card with a few stickers and gems:
From ‘The Muppets Christmas Carol’ one of my favourite scenes is when Beaker gives his red scarf to Scrooge:
So I stuck two bits of red wide wired ribbon to the back of a piece of paper:
Brought them round to the front of paper and folded one bit over the under and up above the other bit:
And then tucked that top bit down the back so both bits were pointing down:
The wired ribbon held it’s shape quite well, but I secured the ribbon with some glue dots behind it too:
And I finished off the card with a ‘wrap up warm’ phrase and some gems:
For ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’ my favourite bit is when Lucy first sees the lamp post in the forest:
So I used my Cricut Explore to cut out a wintry scene and phrase (Images are ‘Village Lamp Post’ #M3C7EF, ‘Trees’ #M3D53D, and ‘Winter Wishes’ #M41A29′). I hid parts of the designs that I didn’t want by clicking on the eye symbol:
After cutting them out I didn’t need to add much except a few gems:
I wonder if my recipients will realise these cards were inspired by movies?
Choose a Christmas movie and make a project inspired by it
Make a snowy winter scene with cut out shapes
Use ephemera shapes as big balloons
What’s your favourite Christmas movie?
That’s it for this evening, I will see you again tomorrow morning at 10am GMT!