Create this little Happy Holidays Lighted Vignette as a fun decor piece or a sweet Christmas gift with die cuts, ephemera and tiny lights.
These little mixed media vignettes are really fun to make. Starting with a little wooden box, and adding a background, fun die cuts and some ephemera. Really, you can use anything festive, and adding the tiny lights completely increases the wow factor!
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Happy Holidays Lighted Vignette Instructions
Start by measuring the inside of the vignette box. Use that measurement for the Tis The Season cut file, cutting it to size in the software for your machine. I cut out four pieces in light blue cardstock with the little trees and one plain rectangle in white cardstock (without the trees) for the background. Glue three of the tree cardstocks together in a layer, so the little trees have the appearance of some depth.
Create the little ‘Happy Holidays’ sign by using the clear polymer stamp and an acrylic stamping block. Stamp with the Oasis colored ink on to white cardstock. I used a light dusting of Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder to create the snowy effect. I found that using the heat tool from behind the cardstock helps keep the embossing powder on in places where there isn’t ink.
Cut a piece of cardstock slightly larger than the little ‘Happy Holidays’ card you just made. Take the 1/4 Clead Double Sided Adhesive Roll, and outline the larger paper. Sprinkle glitter and shake. This is so much easier than using glue and having to wait for dry time! Adhere the stamped paper onto the glittered paper.
I wanted the little sisal tree to have a bluish tone, so I sprayed it with some Distress Oxide Spray in Speckled Egg. While that was drying, I assembled the tiny house using the Paper Village dies and watercolor cardstock. To make the house look a little snowy, I put some texture paste on the roof and covered it with mica flakes. Then, I glittered the little deer with the same glitter I used for the border of the ‘Happy Holidays’ sign.
On the sides of the vignette box, I used the extra Tis The Season cardstock I cut out to stencil and glitter little trees. I used the texture paste and a small spatula to smooth on a thin layer on the box over the ‘stencil.’ Then I removed the stencil and added glitter. It’s a cute, yet subtle nod to the trees inside.
While all the above pieces were drying, I took my Dremmel and drilled a hole into the back of the vignette box I made it big enough to feed the tiny lights through. You could probably use an awl to make the hole as well, the wood is fairly soft. Then I fed the lights through the hole.
I wrapped part of the lights strand around the little tree, starting close to the battery pack. Then I cut off the remainder.
Before gluing the tree into place, I spread on some texture paste on the branches and then covered them with the mica flakes. Before doing this, make sure that the oxide spray is dry, or your snow might turn blue. Then use craft glue to adhere the tree to the box.
At this point, I started to glue in the house and adhere some mica flakes to the floor of the vignette, at the base of the house and the tree. To cover the border of the box I used the 1/4 inch clear adhesive double sided tape along the edges and covered it in mica flakes.
Lastly, I used craft glue and adhered the deer the paper snowflake and the sign.