One Last Christmas Card
Finished card size: 5" x 6.4"
Digital Image (Scrapbook Stamp Society)
Copic Markers (.too corp.)
Scraps of card stock in Pink, Red, and White (artist's stash)
Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle Large (Spellbinders)
Long Classic Rectangles Small (Spellbinders)
Memory Box Snowflake Corner
Snowflake Embossing folder (Provo Craft)
Christmas Ribbon (JoAnn's)
Dries clear glue (Barbara Trombley's Art Institute)
Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)
Cuttlehug (Cherry Lynn designs)
Gelly roll clear (Star Pen)
Double stick tape
This Card was the last Christmas card for the year and it was made for my Daughter. After I finished coloring the image, I held up the card and showed it to my Husband and asked him: " Who does this card remind you of?" He said, "Nicole".
I wanted to give you an idea of how I do one of my favorite "go to techniques". The original idea on how to do this came from Technique Junkies. The technique is called out of the die. I don't know how many times I have grabbed a die and my image was too big. This is a way to help with that problem. The first thing I do is lay the die on the paper to measure the fit, on this one, I wanted part of the gift on the outside of the die cut.
To make sure the die does not cut the image you need to take a small pair of scissors, and cut carefully around the image.. cutting along the part you want sticking out, you have to go further into the image with the cut so you can maneuver the die into place.
Use removable tape to hold the die in place and run this through the Cuttlebug. The image is ready to layer on to your card stock. The next step That I did on this card was to run my background paper thru the cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder. On this one the layer was bigger then the folder. so I put the embossing folder thru sideways moved the paper and embossed the paper again. This will work with some embossing folders but not all. The other fun thing on the card was the snowflake corners by Memory Box. I had only heard about this company about a month ago and when I saw these, I had to have them. They are a little harder to use with my cuttlebug than some dies. I found that I had to turn the dies face up and lay the paper on them then use my cuttlehug, which is a thin sheet of metal from Cherry Lynn designs, which has helped get better results with a lot of the more detailed dies. For the Cuttlebug your sandwich would be A plate, B plate, die, paper, cuttlehug, and B plate.
One last little hint, that I had given to me last year. When you cut along the edge of a stamped image and have a little white of the paper showing just run a black marker along the cut edge and it makes it look better.
To assemble the card you take a red layer of paper and layer the embossed pink paper onto it, then the red scalloped die cut. On top of this run your ribbon, then the image. The last thing added to the layer is the snowflake corners.
I hope you enjoyed my first try at the Watering Hole.
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