Hi blogging friends
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:
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)