Morning. Well here is the Christmas card I was going to show yesterday. Another one to add to my Christmas Box. As Sue Wilson was on Hochanda, I thought I would love to make a card using her dies. Obviously this is out of sync now.
I started by cutting out my embellishments from the Christmas Finishing Touches. I coloured the foliage with Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn. For the branches I used Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain and for the holly, I used Fired Brick (all Distress Inks).
Next I cut some white Super Smooth card to 7 1/2 x 5 1/4, centred the background die from Sues Australian collection and cut.
Then I cut the frame from the 'Let it Snow' die set, again with the same card.
On a piece of super smooth card I added some Wonder Tape (50 mm) from Be Creative before cutting out the 'Let It Snow' Sentiment. I then removed the wonder tape and covered the die cut with Festive Red Diamond Sparkles.
Taking another sheet of super smooth, I cut it to measure 8 1/4 x 6 1/4. Using versamark, I stamped a selection of snowflakes and embossed with ultra fine clear embossing powder.
I cut the same oval in copier paper and using Memento 'Summer Sky, I started to blend from dark to light.
I then repeated with Shaded Lilac Distress ink.
Then with Blueprint Sketch and finally Chipped Sapphire.
I removed the copier paper and repeated the blending around the edge of my card. I was only concerned with doing enough to be seen through the die cut slots.
I used my die cut card to position the 'Let it Snow' Die cut and secured with Cosmic Shimmer.
I covered the Australian background layer with the same snowflakes, this time in a selection of blues, using the darker colours for the small ones. I mounted this onto my background using foam tape to raise it away from the background for dimension.
My card base measured 8 3/4 x 6 1/2'', I mounted my design onto this using Cosmic Shimmer.
To finish the card, I shaped and positioned my embellishments, using Cosmic Shimmer and 3D glue gel.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today. I do hope you have enjoyed the step by step and like the card I have shared. On a countdown now to Leonie Pujol's new Launch on Friday. It will be the One Day Special on Hochanda at 8pm. I do hope you will tune in.xx