Welcome to my Creative Corner. I am currently a designer on three design teams for Elizabeth Craft Designs and also a designer for Quietfire Creations. I love to spend my spare time designing cards and especially enjoy creating beautiful flowers out of card stock. I love sharing my work and tutorials with you and really appreciate you taking time to visit my blog. Hope I can inspire you to create something beautiful.
Don't you love being able to create cards using dies! I think most of us have enjoyed this new trend in card making. Today I have another Christmas card designed by using a variety of dies.
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For my card today I created a 6"x6" card. For snow in the background I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Sizzix "Dots" embossing folder. The Merry Christmas sentiment is a beautiful die cut by Memory Box called "Merry Christmas Tidings". I placed a piece of white card stock over a piece of red card stock and die cut the two pieces together. Once it was die cut, I did not separate the two colors. I brushed on glue all over the back side of the red die cut, and placed it on the embossed piece I was using for the background. Once it was dry, I picked out all the white die cut pieces from around the sentiment, which created a red background for the white die cut. Because the two pieces were die cut together, the white die cut pretty much embedded into the red, but there were a few places that popped up and needed to have glue added behind it then pressed back down in place. This was a very quick and easy way to get the colored background in this die cut.
On the bottom of the card I and cut four pieces of white card stock to create snow banks. Ranger, Distress Dry Glitter, Clear Rock Candy, glitter was added along the edges of each snow bank. The the trees were die cut using the Impression Obsession "Fir Trees" die. There are two trees on the left and the tallest one is on the right. I cut a small portion off the right side of that larger tree. The deer are also from Impression Obsession.
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