My daughter Jessica is getting married in April so I decided to make a keepsake for her. The church is created in blue, silver and white- her wedding colors. I put a slot in the roof so I can add my spare change for unexpected expenses (lots of them ahead, I'm sure!) Here's how I did it...
American Crafts glitter cardstock- aqua
Blumenthal Lansing buttons
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
silver glitter pipe cleaners
laser cut paper clipping
ScoreTape or brads (medium size)
font- Mandolyn by Duetica
- Cut house from white matboard on Big Shot Pro.
- Lay the main structure inside the embossing folder and run it through the machine again. Match up the design and repeat until the surface of the church has been embossed.
- Cut an arched opening above the door. I used a button as a template and cut with a craft knife (I happened to find a bag of laser cuts in my stash and one just happened to fit in the doorway and have a lacy cutout at the top- perfect!) Use whatever you have on hand to embellish the door.
- Assemble house using tape and/or brads. Turn it around so the windows are in the back.
- Center the bump-out piece on the front and adhere to the main structure with ScoreTape.
- Create the steeple by cutting two additional bump-outs from aqua glitter chipboard (LOVE this stuff). The roof angle was determined by tracing the outline of the main roof over both bumpouts and cutting them out.
- Adhere steeple parts to each other with double stick tape.
- Poke a hole in the middle of the steeple roof and insert cross created from 2 silver pipe cleaners.
- Cut 6 pieces of fence. Adhere 3 pieces together with ScoreTape. Repeat.
- Add logo artwork to button and accent with silver Stickles. Adhere logo to center of church front.
- Cut roof from silver metallic matboard and emboss using Tim Holtz's Notebook Page Texture Fade. If desired, go over edges with a silver pen.
- Add desired accents to the vignette according to event or season. I made a mini stand-up Jess and Jason from a photo. I cut up another spare bump-out roof and taped that to the back of the photo so the photo stands up.