Just playing with a challenge. Christmas in July. This is two variations of the same card. The cartridges we used are Christmas Cheer, Christmas Solutions, French Manor, Joys of the Season and Storybook.
All measurements I am going to list are by height. All fireplace pieces are at 3.00. Candles and candle holders are at 1.50. Triangle shaped tree at 1.50. Topiary tree at 2.50. Tree Pots are at 2.50. Picture frame and layers at 3.00. The frame doesn’t have a shadow layer, so I cut one regular and then hid the center rectangle cut for my back layer so I had something to mount the portrait with. Stockings are at 1.40.
The Fireplace screen is the tricky one. I used the gypsy to make this. The center of it is “Screen” on page 54 if the French Manor Cartridge. I welded it with a picture corner from Storybook. I rotated the screen 90 degrees and then added the picture corner. The picture corner is rotated 180 degrees and then copied and one side is flipper horizontally to make the other side. The screen image is 1.00 and the picture corners are 1.00. This changes when you group and weld them. When you cut this, the center of the screen image will come off of the welded design. I scored the inner corners to make it the shape of a fireplace screen and just glued the tips on each side with quilling glue. I then turned the screen image that was from the center back to the original direction and glued it on the front. This was a lot of work, but I really like the result.
The portraits were images I found on Google. I just printed them out 1 ¼ inches wide by 1 ¾ inches tall with the best resolution on my printer. I used a matte high quality photo paper.