Wednesday, July 8, 2015
I love all the CountryScapes Critters dies in Susan's new die collection. I live in an area with a lot of evergreen trees and where we see deer daily. I have been anxious to create my first Christmas card using Susan's CountryScapes deer.
I started with a 6x6 inch card. A white front panel was cut slightly smaller and two score lines added around each edge. A rectangle was cut in the upper portion to create a window effect. A piece of white card stock was embossed with the Lots of Dots embossing folder and glued to the base card. A few "snow banks" were cut and glued to the embossed background so they would show at the bottom of the rectangle opening. Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter was glued to the cut edge of the snow banks.
The deer from the CountryScapes Critters 3 set was die cut using white card stock. Distress Inks were used to color it.
The ECD 5 Part Pine die was used for the trees. They were die cut with a piece of Transparent Double Sided Tape attached to one side of white card stock. The backing was removed and I used a mix of ECD Spring Peridot and Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter to cover each piece. This is a fun tree die to work with because there are five separate pieces and you can "build" any size evergreen tree you want. The trees were built using dimensional glue dots between layers. Two trees were glued to the background (in the window area) and two trees were attached to the top layer, along with the deer.
This card will make be a perfect masculine Christmas card. It feels good to have a start on my holiday cards!
The following products can be purchased from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
353 - Christmas Peel Off Stickers