St: Lucia

Hey there, my lovely blog buddies. I'm popping in today very quickly to share a card I made for my Swedish pal to celebrate Saint Lucia. We don't celebrate this in New Zealand, but I have loved hearing over the years stories of their celebrations in Sweden from my pal and seeing the pics of her boys being involved in the school celebrations for this. I found an utterly perfect image a couple of years ago drawn by Elisabeth Bell and knew exactly who I wanted to colour this up for. I have this as a rubber stamp, but I believe she was recently released as a digital image by Elisabeth Bell. I love her images, they are so timeless and enchanting. They remain some of my favourite images to work with after all these years!

I was too late to creating it for Saint Lucia, but sent it with her Christmas parcel. I decided it needed something a little different to stage it well. So settled on making a tee-pee card design. I had some festive paper which worked really well together for this, so used three different papers from the same set. I love how this looked all made up. These were from a magazine cover gift. I can't recall which one, so if anyone knows, please feel free to share that with me.

I've seen tee-pee cards done with a plain base card and then layers of patterned paper on top, but my paper was a heavy enough weight to use as the base. So I cut three squares of paper the same size. I think mine were 5x5 inch, but you could do 6x6 for a slightly larger tee-pee base or 4x4 for a slightly smaller one. The size you choose will depend on the size of topper you want to add to it. I could have gone slightly larger again for this topper quite easily, but I liked this smaller size. There are a number of tutorials out there on how to create a tee-pee card, so I want do that here, but it's incredibly easy for the brilliant effect it creates, so don't be afraid to give it a go!

To 'fix' the edge that you want the card to open at, so it can be laid flat for posting, I used a little hand cut square of velcro. I've seen the fixing done with tiny magnets as well, both work very well. You can tell from the way the red paper pops up slightly over the white corner, that this was where my velcro fixer went. The magnets lay slightly flatter, but not majorly so.

Well that's my Christmas tee-pee card and I want to enter it into the Elisabeth Bell Challenge, so I'm off to link up to that now. Happy New Year hugs to you all, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
The Ribbon Girl: Any Image Challenge
Come and Get It Challenge: Good Ol' Winter
Crafting From The Heart: #143 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: #2 ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #33 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #266 ~ Fabulous Flowers (floral paper)
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge: Christmas Creations or Frosty
Creatalicious Challenges: #107 ~ Anything Goes + Winter Option
As You Like It Challenge: Favourite Hair Colour Combo ~ I love doing blonde hair, mostly because I think it's a little more forgiving of bad technique than darker hair! LOL. I use Promarkers and I love a soft combo of Vanilla, Saffron, Tan and for some deeper highlights add a little caramel.


Gibmiss said…
Hi Wends
Stunning card...
Love the cute image and the shaped card...
Hugs Sylvie xx
Chris said…
A beautiful card Wends, very striking with the unusual shape and the red/white colour combo. A really sweet image and wonderful colouring.
Pat said…
Lovely card Wends, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured.

Pat xx
Sarah said…
This is gorgeous Wendy, lkve that sweet stamp and the papers suit her so well. Must try a tee pee card its such an unusual design xx
Oh Wendy this is beautiful - love the papers and the image is utterly gorgeous
Judith said…
this is so pretty Wends - I have a whole stash of EB stamps - lots of them uninked - i really should let them see some daylight because I always love to see cards made with them on my blog travels hugs Judith x
Karen said…
My darling friend, I am sure the recipient will treasure this always! What a stunning gift it is in and of itself. The image makes my heart flutter... how I miss coloring sweet Elisabeth Bell images! She is beautiful, as are your stunning paper choices. Everything you create fills the heart with joy. My sweet Wends, please always remember how special you are to so many.. including me! Wishing you everything sweet and sparkly tonight and always. :)

Hugs and blessings,
Irene said…
Cute card! Thank for enjoing at Creative Corer Challenges!
Irene DT Member
Rene said…
So the shape! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,
Elise said…
Oh wow Wendy! This is so STUNNING! Love how you did this! Such a perfect way to display it too! I agree with you .. I love EB images .. they are so timeless! Hope you're enjoying your day!

Big hugs,
Elaine Stark said…
An adorable image and great shapes card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine
Lovely creation. Thank you for entering our challenge at Come And Get It challenges.
Hugs, Iwona
Bunny said…
Great shape to this cute card. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT.
Darnell said…
Well, how fun, Wends! I have never seen a tee-pee card before! This beautiful card for your friend to celebrate her native tradition is so fabulous! She will treasure it always!! Thanks for your visit to my place!! Hugs, Darnell
crafty-stamper said…
Beautiful card and love the unusual fold-gorgeous image beautifully coloured---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
Carol DT x
Pamellia said…
What a beautiful card Wendy! I just love the unique shape, I've never seen anything like that before, wow!! The image is so lovely, and she looks divine against the brilliant red background! Not sure what this holiday is about, but I know your friend will be tickled to receive such a wonderful card in honour of her holiday!!
NickScrapShack said…
She is absolutely gorgeous! Love the fancy fold too.
Di said…
This is beautiful and very clever!!thankyou for joinng the colourcrazy challenge, good luck!!
Hugs xx
coldwaters2 said…
Wow how beautiful this is Wends such a sweet image and wonderful card fold/design, excellent creation
lorraine x
I love her inages too and this is so pretty
CraftyNatalie said…
Great shaped creation. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight. Good luck, CraftyNatalie. -DT
MagsB said…
This is so lovely, Wendy! Santa Lucia is adorable! I love the fold and your gorgeous papers, too!

love Mags B x
Anonymous said…
Lovely card, Cute shape too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
hugs Samantha :0)
Chantal said…
Wowww gorgeous card and thank you so much for joining our Ribbon Girl Any Image Challenge! Good Luck! Warm Hugs, Chantal
PaperDaisies said…
Such a stunning card. Love the design. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina
Victoria Rowson said…
Wow!! It's stunning! I've not seen this style of card before but I love it. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog! I hope you can join in with our latest challenge. Hugs Victoria (DT)

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