Hi folks! I'm here with another new release Blog Blitz card! I'm one of those funny people that love to make Christmas cards all year long. So I was so happy to play with the new release dies! Today, I have a card that used a number of die cutting techniques including partial cutting, double cutting, and inlaid die cuts.
When I was looking through my new release dies last week, I noticed that the We Wish You a Merry Christmas die fit nicely over the Puffy Snowtree die except for the star. So my double cut is also a partial cut. First I die cut the Puffy Snowtree on white cardstock. Then I partial cut just the words of the We Wish You a Merry Christmas die by keeping the star part of the die off of the cutting plates. I used a pen to mark where the star was to help me place the plates correctly.
For the background, I used the Memory Box Tiny Dots stencil and Distress Inks. I started by blending 3 types of Distress Ink onto a piece of watercolor paper. Then I laid the stencil over the panel and gently wiped a baby wipe over the stencil removing the ink. The last step was to blend white pigment ink over the stencil.
I die cut the stenciled background with the Puffy Snowtree and then I inlaid the die cut into it. To keep the inlaid die cut in place, I use plain invisible tape.
To put the card together, I attached the panel over the card base with foam tape (I glued some silver glitter paper to the card base). And then I added the star with foam tape and inlaid the red ornament (with more foam tape) for a bit of color.
I love how the red ornament just pops out! If you substituted the stenciled background with a bit of patterned paper, I bet this card would be pretty easy to make in multiples (for those who are already thinking about Christmas cards;).
Before I go, I want to remind you that all you have to do is leave a comment on this post to get the chance to win your very own Puffy Snowtree die! Don't forget to comment on the other 2016 Holiday Release Blog Blitz posts too. The Blog Blitz will run from July 6th - 18th and that means tons of chances to win. To be entered into the each of the drawings all you need to leave a comment on EACH of the posts that you wish to enter. One person will be chosen at random using a random number generator from each of the posts comments. Only one prize per person per blog blitz.
You have until midnight US EST July 21st to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on July 25.
Have a fantastic day!