Saturday, November 23, 2013

More MFT Photo Card Frame die Christmas cards

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

If you read my last post, you will have seen 2 Christmas cards that I made using the newly released My Favorite Things Die-namics Photo Card frame die.  Today, I am sharing another two cards which are very similar - the only differences being the dies and the colour of the glitter cardstock.  I finally had some time in my craft room inbetween medical appointments to put the elements together.  I must admit, I really LOVE the aqua glitter cardstock one - but I do love any colour that is in the aqua/turquoise range.


My first card uses the Memory Box Country Landscape die for the main panel.   The top RHS snowflake is a Simon Says Stamp Kate's Snowflake die and the bottom LHS is a My Favorite Things Die-namics snowflake die from the Snowflake Trio set.  I added an Ice Blue Rhinestone to the centres.

The dry embossing is a Cuttlebug Kars Snowflake embossing folder which is RETIRED and virtually impossible to find online.  You can substitute the Sizzix Dots embossing folder from their set:  Christmas Words and Dots, Item #658285, which is readily available online.  Here is a pic of the set:


And now, the gold glitter cardstock version:


For this version, I used the Cottage Cutz Winter Wonderland border die for the main panel and then added another layer of snow using a My Favorite Things Die-namics Snow Drifts die.  Instead of adding white snowflakes, I decided to add gold glitter cardstock snowflakes instead.  The gold glitter cardstock is a lot brighter and paler in real life - looks a little dark in the photo but is really hard to photograph glitter cardstock and find the right balance of showing some glitteriness yet not over-exposing the white portions in the process.  You often end up with a lovely glittery frame and a washed out image!  Wish my camera could see what I actually see with my eye - maybe that will happen one day with better technology (?).

For in-depth details on how I made the card, please see my post from a few days ago HERE where I shared my silver glitter cardstock and red glitter cardstock versions.

Challenges:

I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Christmas Cards All Year Round - November Challenge - Winter Wonderland - card must have a winter theme. Snow, snowflakes etc.

ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Winter Wishes

Splitcoaststampers - Fan Club November Christmas Challenge - Window In/Out - where you need to create a Christmas view either in through a window eg: Christmas tree, decorations or out through a window eg: snowy scene.  Now technically I don't see a wintry scene out my window at Christmas but I have lots of friends and/or relatives in the UK, USA and Canada who tell me that all they see is snow - and these cards will be going to them.  Please note that you have to be a (paid) Fan Club Member of SCS to be able to play these challenges.

Splitcoaststampers - Clean and Simple Challenge CAS247 - Inspired by Music.  My cards are inspired by the song:  Winter Wonderland - which I used to sing in my All Girls Group which I was part of for over 10 years before my loved one became ill.  I am singing it now as I type this:  "Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?  In the lane, snow is glistening.  A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a Winter Wonderland."  LOVE it - one of my favs!  We would visit Nursing Homes/Hostels in the area where we live at Christmas-time and sing a huge range of Christmas songs which the residents really loved. 

It was amazing to see how even the residents who could no longer communicate and would often appear to be asleep or just not looking at you nor appear interested, would have little finger or their foot tapping away at the beat of the music.  We used to sing at school fetes, charity functions and local events but I used to love singing at the Nursing Homes the most.  We would visit them at other times of the year too - and they appreciated so much that people would come to sing to them! 

I can't believe it is only about a month to Christmas!  Yikes!  I had better high-tail it to my craft room and get cracking on some more cards!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fab weekend.

Jocelyn


Card Recipe - Card No. 1:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer paper:   Aqua glitter cardstock

Accessories:  My Favorite Things Die-namics Photo Card Frame die + Snow Drifts die + Snowflake Trio die set, Simon Says Stamp Kate's Snowflake SSSD111309 die, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder (RETIRED), Kaisercraft Ice Blue SB774 rhinestones, doublesided tape, cardstock - white (Paper Mill)

Card No. 2:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer paper:  Gold glitter cardstock

Accessories:   My Favorite Things Die-namics Photo Card Frame die + Snow Drifts die, Cottage Cutz Winter Wonderland border die, Impression Obsession Die100-F snowflake die set, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder (RETIRED), doublesided tape, cardstock - white (Paper Mill)

6 comments:

Jackie said...

More wonderful cards with that fabulous frame, it really sets them off beautifully :o)
Jackie xx

getinkywithsilke.com said...

These are beautiful!

Helen said...

Wonderful cards!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Hazel said...

Love all the embossing Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR ‘winter wonderland’ challenge – hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team – and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for November x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Jobear love both cards, but do love that first die best.
.. really my wish list is incredibly long!!!
.. and that is LOOONG in capitals :D

mm and the snowflake folder kinda makes it doesn't it??
Two great cards to tick off that list :D Shaz in oz.x

annewalker said...

Awww this is such an elegant Christmas card, I love those snowflake cutouts. The colors you sued for both cards are very nice. Thanks for sharing. My best Christmas wishes to you!

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