Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cottage Cutz Snow Swept Border Christmas card

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

ETA:  I have had a couple of enquiries about the Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder.  I recently discovered that this folder is retired and the chances of finding one is very unlikely.  However, Sizzix has a folder set called Christmas Words and Dots set which is readily available which you could substitute.  Please see this link at Sizzix HERE for more information - and here is a picture of the set:

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using a new Cottage Cutz die which I fell in love with the moment I saw it.  There is such a variety of brands of dies available now that it is just mind-boggling - and there are so many beautiful Christmas ones that I could just go crazy and fill my little online shopping basket to overflowing!  This particular die is called Snow Swept Border and was an early birthday present I bought for myself (I know, I know - ANY excuse LOL!!).

There is not alot to explain about my card really.  The cardstock base was embossed with my Big Shot and Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder (RETIRED).  I popped the diecut up on dimensionals and each layer of the snow has been handcut - plus all these layers are up on dimensionals.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is a die by Elizabeth Dies and was diecut using silver glitter cardstock.  This is also a new die and it cut beautifully in my Big Shot - you just have to be careful not to lose the dot for the "i" like I did:  twice!  I added a silver glitter cardstock bottom border which, if I was making my card again, I would add to the top layer of the handcut snow rather than the cardstock base.  It is a bit hard to see that border in my photo because it is in shadow.

Lastly, I tied on the silver ribbon, added Fray Stop to the cut ends because this ribbon frays terribly, then attached the two silver sequins using Glossy Accents.  Glossy Accents is very handy for gluing on odd shapes.  I have been seeing sequins on quite a few cards around the Internet and I really love them.  My lovely friend Sabrina aka Cook22 - one of the Moderators on Splitcoaststampers put me onto them - thanks Sabrina From Millan.Net  This card is dedicated to you!


I made my card for the following challenges -

The ABC Challenge - W for Words - add a sentiment to your creations

Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge - IC409 - Barnes and Noble - I chose Bing Crosby's White Christmas album as my inspiration for several reasons:  I love white Christmas cards; White Christmas is my favourite Christmas song; and because I live in the Australia, it is summer at Christmas-time and I will only ever dream of a white Christmas (although we have had hail several times on Christmas Day - not quite the same peaceful scene!). 

Thanks for visiting by blog today.


Card Recipe:

Stamps, Ink and Designer paper:  None

Accessories:  Big Shot, Cottage Cutz Snow Swept Border die #CCE-040, Elizabeth Dies #745 Merry Christmas, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder (retired), 2 x silver sequins 5mm or approx. 3/16" diameter (Riot Art and Craft), Paper Mill silver ribbon (Riot Art and Craft), Fray Stop (Spotlight), cardstock - Paper Mill white, silver glitter (both from Riot Art and Craft), 1mm dimensionals, Glossy Accents


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful wonderful card, Jobear, and yuss can so understand what you mean about so many yummy folders I feel I have folder and die addiction after all I keep saying how much can one crafter use!! :D oh and by the bye it is your fault I am blaming you :D for my latest purchase finally succumbed to getting the Perfect layers set and totally love them, they work a treat on the calligraphy bookmarks done by my students. Shaz in Oz.x PS please pop over for the candy too :D

Merry said...

HI jocelyn, I am playing catch up again, hope all is good in your part of the world. What a beautiful card, wonderful layers.

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