Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I have been helping my daughter with a craft project she is sending to one of her friends, but I managed to squeeze in time for a new card today. I wanted to use this beautiful Penny Black sentiment stamp for the front of my card. The pretty poinsettia was created with the Poppy Stamps "Blooming Poinsettia" die. Before shaping and putting the flower together, I stamped each piece with a retired Heartfelt Creations "Silent Night" background stamp, using Encore Metallic Silver ink. I love the words stamped on the petals. Behind the poinsettia I added a few Cheery Lynn "Holly Leaves" and one of the Impression Obsession "Pine Branches". Below the embossed frame is the Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" border. Along the top of the card is the Memory Box "Frosty Border". Red Kaiser Craft pearls were added to complete the front of the card.
On the inside of this card I wanted to have a 3-D scene. The background was covered with design paper from the "Authentique Wonder" paper pad. The "Town Scape" was die cut using Tim Holtz die. Along the bottom I used the Cheery Lynn "Border Carnivale" border. The pop up die I used is the Tim Holtz Sizzix "Zig Zag 3-D Pop-Up" die. On the pop up tabs I added the Marianne Design "Sleigh" and "Reindeer". I added a small Kaiser Craft red pearl to "Rudolph". Behind the sleigh are three Marianne Design "Trees". Polar White Flower Soft was added to create a snowy scene.
I love creating pop-up cards using the Sizzix pop-up dies. People are always thrilled to see the "unexpected" pop-up design.
Front of card:
Memory Box "Frosty Border" (98171)
Penny Black "A Wonderful Christmas" (4116H)
Poppy Stamps "Blooming Poinsettia (861)
Encore Metallic Silver Pad
Cheery Lynn "Holly Leaves" (B183)
Impression Obsession "Pine Branch" (DIE021-N)
Spellbinders "Parisian Accents" dies (S5-034)
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Tim Holtz Sizzix "Zig Zag 3-D Pop-up" die
Tim Holtz "Town Scape" die
Cherry Lynn "Border Carnivale" (DL129)
Marianne Design "Tree" (LR0176)
Marianne Design "Sleigh" (LR0178)
Marianne Design "Reindeer" (LR0179)
Authentique "Wonder" Design Pad
Flower Soft - Polar White