Thursday, December 12, 2013

A Winter's Night

As we speed through the remaining days until Christmas I bring you my final card of 2013 for the Card A Day Blog.  Our last theme of the year is "Snow" so I have made a quick, but very striking, card for you.  It has been very cold and icy in our area, so I was inspired to make a card which depicts that feeling. 

I started with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of 'In the Navy' cardstock from Gina K Designs for the look of a night-time background.

I used two dies to cut the pieces for my scene from a scrap of shimmery off-white card, and used the same scrap to cut a piece which I ran through my curvy crimper for the snowy groundcover.

The die cut border and the snow were affixed with foam tape and I used tacky glue to attach the tree.  I left many of the branches and snowflakes free, but tacked some of them down using the same glue.

I affixed the front panel with the foam tape to the A2-sized kraft card base, and then used a glitter pen to add a little bit of sparkle around the edges of the panel as well as some of the snowflakes.  I hope you can see the dimension in this angled photo.  You also get a peek of the inside.

I had trimmed the navy piece for the front panel as well as the cut snowy border since it was longer than I needed, so I used those leftover pieces to bring the design to the inside of the card.

This really was a no fuss, no muss card.  The intricate dies cut beautifully with the cardstock I used.  If using a lighter-weight paper it can be helpful to use a piece of waxed paper between the die and the design paper for easier removal of the cut.

Thanks for stopping by.  I always love reading your comments.

Here are the details:
          Dies:  Memory Box 'Frostyville Border' and Snowflake Tree
          Paper:  Gina K Designs 'In the Navy' and Stampin' Up 'Kraft'
          Pen:  Sakura Gelly Roll 'Clear Star'
          Adhesives:  Scotch 'Quick-Drying Tacky Glue' and ATG

'Til next time.....

Big HUGS!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

CHEERS for the New Year

Hi, everyone!  Well, December is upon us, and the holiday season is in full swing.  We're sharing some "New Year" card inspiration over at the Card A Day Blog.  The card I have for you today was done during a Stampin' Up session.  So, as you might imagine, it was made using all Stampin' Up products.

The card base (A2 size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4") and stamped layer (5" x 3 3/4") were cut from 'Very Vanilla' card stock.

The stamping was done using the "Happy Hour" stamp set.  SO cute.  The design paper was cut at 1" x 3 3/4" and mounted on a piece of card just slightly wider but the same length.

The label pieces were made using the "Labels Collection Framelits Dies" and the accent piece was punched using a 1" circle punch and mounted on a 1 1/4" scalloped circle.

All the layers were affixed using double sided adhesive except for the accent piece, which was mounted with foam taped for just that little bit of dimension.  Some inking was done to the card front before mounting to the card base, just enough to help it stand out.

So that's it!  Quick and easy enough for multiple card-making.  I hope you're enjoying your card making and all your other preparations for this wonderful time of year.

Thanks for visiting, and 'til next time.....

Big HUGS!!!