I was happy to see that the Hometown Greetings Edgelit Dies (#144671) were going to be a carry over item from the Holiday Catalog. I had seen similar projects done using these edgelits and wanted to try to make one. Of course with the holidays, I got too busy. Finally, I had some time to play and this is what I came up with.
The shadow box frame was purchased in a local craft store as was the string of mini lights. I used Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) and stamped the Santa and sleigh and star images from the coordinating Hearts Come Home Stamp Set (#145413 wood mount or #145416 clear mount) with a Versa Mark Pad (#102283). This stamp set is also a carry over item from the Holiday Catalog. Next I covered the Versa Mark images with a Classic Stampin' Pad in Night of Navy (#126970) using a Stamping Sponge (#141337). The Clear Emboss Powder creates a resist so the Night of Navy Ink does not cover those areas. Four strips of Whisper White Cardstock were die-cut using the edgelits and mounted onto the stamped layer with Stampin' Dimensionals(#104430). The string of lights was attached between each layer of Whisper White Cardstock using Mini Glue Dots (#103683).
Here is a close up picture of the shadow box.
I am so happy with this project that I almost wish it would be winter a little longer (only kidding). I am not a winter person.
I would like to thank Kathryn Simpson, another Stampin'Up! demonstrator, for posting a video on how to make the project and her husband for filiming the video. Kathryn actually took the time to color all of the houses and church in her frame and it was just beautiful. If you google her name, you can find the videos of her project.