I fell in love with the house design in the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) the moment I saw it.
Since then I've seen lots of great ideas people have used these houses for.
best one was the little house boxes I shared with you recently that I
received as a swap from Charry Wijers when we were at the latest team
As much as I loved the design, I wasn't being inspired!
is, until I had a proper look at the Wrapped in Warmth Stamp Set. It
has a sentiment that reads "Merry Christmas from our home to yours".
The two were made for each other and that's today's card!
I started with a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) base, then a layer of Real Red CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS.
lightly sprayed the top layer, back and front, with water and then dry
embossed using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.
I used my original Big Shot Multi Purpose Platform on Tab 1 and one cutting mat for my sandwich.
I adhered the top two layers to the card base using Tombow.
I fussy cut one of each of the houses featured on the DSP.
I put some Tombow on the two roofs and chimney pots nad covered in white Mica Flakes.
used my Real Red Marker Pen and coloured the MERRY CHRISTMAS, the
straight line around the smaller part of the sentiment and the stitches
inside the box.
Then I used my Early Espresso Marker Pen for the FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS and the three decorations along the straight red lines.
I huffed on my stamp when I was ready to stamp it onto a piece of Whisper White CS.
The image came out beautifully.
die cut it using the Layering Square Framelits, as well as a larger
scalloped square in Early Espresso CS, and an even larger scalloped
square in Real Red CS.
I adhered the three together with Tombow.
I laid the sentiment and the two houses on the card front to work out the best positioning.
I was hoping to put one house at the top, then the sentiment, and then the second house towards the bottom.
Whichever way I placed them, they didn't look right, so I moved the sentiment to the top! Ta-da!
a little side note! Last night when I did the embossing, I couldn't
remember what sandwich I needed to use, so I used my original platform
on no tabs (which is how I get best results from my Big Shot) and one
It worked, and although the embossing looked good, it didn't look as good as I knew it should do.
I took another piece of CS and did it on tab 1.
This time it worked beautifully.
This morning, I remembered I should have used the new platform, without the Thin Die Adaptor and one cutting mat.
I decided to try it - just to make sure I was right! - before writing my blog.
than waste CS I used the embossed sheet from last night but turned it
sideways, wondering what the pattern would look like.
I was totally amazed! The new embossing wiped out 99.9% of last night's embossing, so I can now use this sheet! What a result!
That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.