Sunday, December 22, 2013

MFT Joy Photo Card Frame Christmas card

Hi blogging friends From Millan.Net

I am sharing another Christmas card which I sent to my friend Terese in Canada - and now that Terese has the card, I can share it here on my blog.

After using the My Favorite Things Merry Photo Card frame die alot recently for some Clean and Simple cards (see my two blog posts HERE and HERE), I decided to buy the "Joy" version and here is the result:

I LOVE this die - but then I probably say that about ALL my dies LOL!

The deer and trees are a die by Cottage Cutz - Snow Swept Border.  The layers of snow were made using a set of 2 dies by MFT called Snow Drifts.  The largest snowflake is by Simon Says Stamp and the smallest snowflake is by Impression Obsession. None of these layers are up on dimensionals - they have simply been adhered using doublesided tape.  The shadows in the photograph may give you the impression that the layers are built up but in actual fact, the card is really flat.

The dry-embossed bottom panel is a retired Cuttlebug embossing folder:  Kars Snowflake which is extremely difficult to find.  A great alternative which is readily available is the Sizzix Dots embossing folder from the set:  "Christmas Words and Dots" which you can see here:

Once I had embossed my card front, I attached the scene/frame then just trimmed up the edges of the white cardstock base so that I had a thin border around the aqua frame although the angle of the photo makes it look a little uneven.  My white card bases are bigger than a Cuttlebug embossing folder which means I can just have the dry embossing within the scene and not spill over onto the card edges.

And here are the beautiful cards that my daughter and I received from Terese:

This first card was for my husband and me - and the second was for my daughter.  The RHS bottom oval on the 2nd card had my daughter's name on it and I edited it out for privacy reasons.   Aren't Terese's cards gorgeous?!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Only 3 sleeps to go here in Australia.......


Card Recipe:

Stamps and Ink:  None

Designer Paper:  Aqua glitter cardstock

Accessories:   My Favorite Things Die-namics Joy Photo Card Frame die + Snow Drifts dies, Impression Obsession Die100-F snowflake die set, Simon Says Stamp Kate's Snowflake SSSD111309 die, Cottage Cutz Snow Swept border die, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Kars Snowflakes embossing folder (RETIRED), Kaisercraft Ice Blue SB774 rhinestones, doublesided tape, cardstock - white (Paper Mill)


Merry said...

Three amazing cards. Love the scenes you create with these wonderful dies….so pretty. Love the bauble cut out on the card you received and that cat is too cute. 'Tis a little exciting now with only three days. :-) I hear sticky tape and paper as a present gets wrapped for me from my daughter. :-)

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card. Like you, I probably say that all my dies are my faves, because they are LOL.
Beautiful cards you and your daughter have received too :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Oh beautiful cards but my favourite is the first one.

Liz McGuire, said...

A beautiful set of cards. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2014,

Liz x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Jobear they are all truly special and beautiful trying not to have die envy here :D

love the colours too great shares...

may God bless you and those you love this Christmas time and His keeping in the new year too!
Many hugs Shaz in oz.x

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