Friday, December 27, 2019

Cardinal Joy!

Hi there, 

I'm sharing my last 2019 card today !! I just don't know where this year went! Today I am highlighting Dee's Distinctively Cardinal Frame for DRU.

Here is the cardinal frame die cut:

I started with backing a piece of white cardstock with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet. The die was placed face down on to the adhesive side, so that when I ran it through it only cut the adhesive sheet and not completely through to the cardstock.

I then ran the die cut through with red cardstock and fussy cut the two birds.

I picked off the protective backing from the cardinals and branches and placed the red cardstock cardinals in their appropriate spots. 

I then took Glistening Emeralds flocking and burnished it in to the remaining sticky surface.

The remainder of the protective backing was then peeled off and Sparkling Snow glitter was burnished in as a sparkly background.

I found the perfectly sized frame for my piece - the Cheery Lyn Celtic Square Boutique Stacker Frame. This particular one is not in the store, but there are other stacker frames. The medium sized frame was cut out of green cardstock.

This was layered to red cardstock and then to a white card base before adding the focal piece with foam tape for dimension. I added Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black for the eyes.

The last step was to add the sentiment. I taped a piece of adhesive tape to a scrap of red cardstock. This time I put the "joy" die on the other side so that it would be sticky on the back of the word.

I took of the sticky backing from the die and stuck it on the top of the glittered panel.

It was a bit fiddly getting the adhesive off the back of the dot of the "joy", but I really liked the result. Hope you do too?

Here are the products that I used in my card today:

Memory Box Sketchblock Joy

Glistening Emeralds Flocking
Sparkling Snow Glitter
Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black

Wishing you all a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year!
See you again in 2020!


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Merry Kiss-mass!

Hi there,

Today I am here with my card for Christmas at Sweet Stampin', where we have the optional twist of using critters. 

I had recently received this cute stamp and die set as a freebie with a magazine and I decided to use one of the adorable images and the snow globe die for my card.

After stamping the image in Versafine Claire Morning Mist, I used my Watercolor Pencils from Stampin' Up to color the cute little couple. The mistletoe berries were given a spot of Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops.

I cut the card front with the biggest of the Tutti Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles and the globe die at the same time.

I die cut the globe again from wood grain paper and put it in the negative space. The sentiment from the stamp set was stamped below the globe.

A piece of acetate was attached behind the globe and then mounting foam was stuck around the back of the globe to create the shaker.

A little spoon of Shaved Ice was placed on top of the image and then the globe piece was turned over and attached on top of the image.

The shaker panel was then taped on to a white card base to finish the card.

Here you can see the Crystal Drop Mistletoe berries. I think this card will be going to my newly-wed son and daughter-in-law!

Hope you've enjoyed my share today? I hope this has inspired you to get out those critter stamps and enter our challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Below is a list of the products used in my card:

Margaret Sherry Christmas Cuties (free from Magazine)
Versafine Claire Morning Mist
Versafine Claire Nocturne
Globe die cut (from same set)
Tutti Dies Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles
Watercolor pencils from SU
Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew
Stampendous Shaved Ice
Foam Tape

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critters Crazies Challenge #33: Anything with a critter
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #12: Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #62: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #12: Anything Goes

Till next time!


Friday, December 6, 2019

Reindeer Snow Globe Shaker

Hi there, 

Well, here we are again - December! That was the quickest year ever, wasn't it? My December header is a little herd of deer in our front yard, enjoying all those extra acorns that Mother Nature provided for them this year! My first card for December is for the Dies R Us Design Team and also includes a deer - a snow globe shaker card, using the Memory Box Evergreen Reindeer and the Tutti Cross Stitched Nesting Circles.

Here are the dies I used:

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Circles

I ran both dies through the big shot at the same time. 

In an effort to make it look like a snow globe, I used the Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large to cut a base - cutting it out first and then die cutting another piece out of the "top" - from a piece of wood-grained self-adhesive cardstock.

I then stuck acetate to the back of the "globe" with double stick tape.

A piece of digi paper was attached to the front of a white card base for the background. Happy Holidays from an old Sparkle N' Sprinkle Set was stamped in Versafine Clair Monarch under the globe and heat set with Clear embossing powder.

Mounting tape was then attached to the back of the globe panel.

A few spoons of Stampendous Shaved Ice was then added on top of the background paper.

The top panel was then placed on to the card base to finish off my card.

Below you will find the products that I have used in my project today: 

Christmas Sayings Set 223 (SNS)
Spellbinders Mega Ovals Large
Clear Detail embossing powder
Stampendous Shaved Ice
Mounting Foam

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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I hope you've enjoyed my share today?

Till next time,