I am having so much fun creating my Christmas cards with Susan's CountryScapes dies. Today I decided to create a Step Card to create a different type card. I used the instructions to create a basic step card but created the card larger, and with a few more score lines. It was just a test, but I like how it turned out.
For the center background for the snow people, I used the new ECD Sparkle tag die set. Dark Blue polka dot design paper was die cut with both the tag shape and the snowflake design dies. For a white backing, I just die cut the basic tag shape, then glued the two pieces together - this added strength to the and created a white background for the die cut snowflakes. At the bottom of the tag, I added two pieces of white card stock to resemble snowbanks. The tag was attached to the center of the step card. The Sparkle Tag die set also includes corner dies that I used on the bottom edge to tie in with the top of the tag.
One CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreen was die cut and glued in the center of the tag. Now for the part that is so much fun!! I die cut the CountryScapes Build A Snowman twice, using glitter card stock. The snowman die can be used for either a snowman or a snowlady, so I created one of each. It is fun to decorate because you can decide how to dress them and which way you want them to face. It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but the lady has a purple scarf and earmuffs with a purple band and white over the ears.
Did you notice the little blue bird sitting in the Evergreen? It was die cut from the CountryScapes Critters 2 die set. To hold the Step Card in place when standing, I cut a base card that fits on the bottom (flat side) and used the Snowflake from ECD Stand Up Helpers Set 2 die set near the front to hold the card in place. This panel was glued to the bottom. In front of the Stand Up Helpers, I added the ECD Season's Greetings die cut. To fill in the white section on each side of the tag, I created dimensional snowflakes by die cutting the snowflakes from the Spiral Circle Pull Card and from the All Seasons Tree. The smaller snowflake was attached with dimensional tape over the larger one, and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter added.
I hope I have given you inspiration to start on your Holiday cards.
These products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1081 CountryScapes Build A Snowman
1093 CountryScapes Woods 4 Holiday Evergreen & Trimmings
1012 CountryScapes Critters 2
1077 Tags & More 9 Sparkle
930 Stand Up Helpers Set 2
945 Season's Greetings
781 All Seasons Tree
916 Spiral Circle Pull Card
642 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter