Friday, October 31, 2014

Winter Goddess, The Paper Shelter

I have finally created one of those cute box cards I keep seeing!  I've been admiring them for a while but they looked difficult and I was being chicken. I have to say it was not nearly as hard as I had thought.  The theme at the Graph'it Colouring Crazy Challenge Blog this week is Water or Ice and this image from The Paper Shelter was perfect.  It is called Winter Goddess.  Warning, picture heavy posting..

I had a hard time photographing this so there are a lot of photos but there is also a lot going on here.

The most difficult part honestly was trying to figure out how to add the embellishments without having gaps and having it look empty. I didn't want the inside inserts to show. 

My designer papers are the card stock stickers I used are from Echo Park, the Winter Wishes collection.  I think it is from two years ago but I'm not sure.  I have been hoarding this one. My solids are from Stampin' Up.  The snowflakes are a combination of Cuddlebug and Sizzix dies.  I used my ScorTape technique to make them glitter.  This is very handy when you want the colors to match exactly, you aren't limited to what you can find in the stores.

I'm not a big sticker fan but if they are the card stock kind I mount them on a card stock background and fussy cut them to make a cute embellishment.  I used a light print DP for the message space on this card.

I thought I would include a picture of what it looks like when it is closed...

I had to search for the right tutorial for this because for most of them the measurements were too small for what I wanted.  You can find the video I used HERE.

I colored her using my Graph'it Markers and will list my color combos below.  Ok, one last photo so I can really show you the image.  I took a picture before adding the embellishments..
Winter Goddess from The Paper Shelter
Graph'it marker color combos used:
skin: 4125, 4115, 4170, 3120/ 4145, 4135
hair: 9100, 9102, 9103, 9104
clothes: 9500, 9501, blender
purple: 6110, 6120, 6140
brown: 3120, 3125, 3150, 3180
gold: 1210, 1230, 1270
snow and ice: 9100, 9501, blender
outline: 9400, 9401, blender

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges: 
The Paper Shelter- Is it too early for christmas?
Mod Squad- Blue christmas
Delightful Challenges- Swirls and Curls
Cute Card Thursday- Razzle Dazzle
Kraftin Kimmie- Wonderful Wednesday
Fab n Funky- Christmas
Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday challenge, ATG
Sweet Stamps- montly technique, popup box card


  1. Amazing colouring and a great project overall. Love it all! Y x

  2. wow this is amazing!!! gorgeous colouring and embellishing!
    Have a great weekend!
    hugs xx Cara xx

  3. this is so gorgeous!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!


    Hugs and kisses from germany,

    silvi xoxo

  4. Beautiful and such amazing coloring. I love making these but I'm lazy and use the no measure method and just change up the cardstock size to make it smaller or larger.

  5. Wow, this is just gorgeous. The colours are amazing and there are so many fabulous embellishments that finish the box perfectly. Thank you for playing along with our Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

  6. Very pretty, so many things to look at, love it! Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of Swirls & Curls.

  7. Gorgeous great job, I love all the fussy cutting the details are amazing. Great job! I am glad you joined our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  8. Wow, wow, wow! This is crazy good!! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Chef this week! xx Myndi DT TSC

  9. Oh I DO love these pop up card boxes and your fairy is oh so PERFECTLY coloured! Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. We look forward to seeing you again in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  10. Very cute box card, Liz! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  11. What an amazing card in the box, love the image and all the details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  12. wow! Fabulous box card! Thank you for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

  13. Fantastic pop up box, the image works perfectly with your other embellishments, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter challenge, using a Paper Shelter image, good, luck, hugs, Colette xx

  14. Wow! This is a super pop up box! Your choice and placement of the design elements are perfect and your colouring of the sweet image in the background is gorgeous. It's delightful to see you playing along with the CASSettes this month with this pretty creation. Hugs, Lesley

  15. Loving the sweet image you used and the scene you created is wonderful! I love all of the dimension too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps : )

  16. What a fab box card.

    Thanks for sharing at CASS.



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