Today’s jigsaw puzzle, Christmas card, is a bit unusual, but I’ll try to let you in on my thought process.
It all began with the Global Design Project challenge. For some reason, the hole in the sketch made me think of a jigsaw puzzle. Hmmmm???
So, I found myself looking through the Puzzle Pieces die set, imagining how a die that measures 3 1/2″ X 3 1/2,” with 16 pieces, would work for the sketch.
Next, I chose a deer print from Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper that would make a pretty puzzle, and I backed it with Thick Whisper White cardstock for realism.
You can see the die clearly in my Product List at the bottom of this post.
Then, I built an Old Olive “card table” and covered it with a Subtle Textured, Shaded Spruce “fabric.” Rather than completing the puzzle, I removed three pieces, making the required hole for the sketch. A deer from the Dashing Deer Bundle wanted to take the place of the heart. Agreeably, I stamped the deer in Shaded Spruce ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and used his Detailed Deer die for cutting. I raised the deer on Mini-Dimensionals, and not surprisingly, the deer was pleased with his position, covering the hole.
Last, but not least, I found the sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set. Using the same ink and paper as the deer, I cut “Merry Christmas” with a die from the Bunch of Banners die set, and glued it beneath the puzzle.
As I was working on my card, the reason the sketch made me think of a jigsaw puzzle became clear. My grandmother, Mimi, always had a jigsaw puzzle on a card table, inviting visitors (mostly me) to find a missing piece. We would sit for hours “working” the puzzle, and what a happy time it was. It’s the same joyful feeling I get when thinking of Christmas morning. Thank you Mimi, I love you!
Thanks so much for checking out my Christmas time jigsaw puzzle. May we fill our holes with joy!