Saturday, November 10, 2012
Today I was trying to think of something I could create and do a little tutorial. I decided to play with one of the alphabet die sets that I have. I used the Die-namics "By the Letters" to create my "Ho, Ho, Ho". I used a piece of polka dot paper to die cut the "h" from this set and added a Cheery Lynn "Snowflower" for the "O" to form the Ho, For my background I used the Nellie Snellen "Sleigh" embossing folder. I wanted to add a tree line below the sleigh ride so I cut the embossed piece in half.
This picture shows how I cut along the embossed "snow bank" line to cut the panel apart. I used the Poppy Stamps "Pine Tree Border" for the tree line. It was die cut and then I used scissors to cut a very narrow line along the bottom of the trees so I could glue it to the lower panel.
This picture shows how I glued the tree border behind the snow bank on the lower panel. The card I created is a 5.5" x 6". First the top panel was attached to the card base then the lower panel, so the trees would go over the top piece. The Ho Ho Ho was then attached. An additional snowflake was added on the top left corner. I used some Tim Holtz "Distress Stickles Dry Glitter" on the snowflakes and along the line below the trees. A dark green piece was added to the back of the card to create a border.
It is fun to try and come up with something a little different for your cards. I hope this gives you some ideas for using your embossing folders and die cuts.
Nellie Snellen "Sleigh" embossing folder (CTFD4011)
Die-namics "By the Letters" alphabet
Poppy Stamps "Pine Tree Border" (809)
Cheery Lynn "Snowflowers 1" (DL225)
Cheery Lynn "Snowflowers 2" (DL226)
Tim Holtz "Distress Stickiles Dry Glitter" Clear Rock Candy