Thursday, 15 December 2016

Embedded Merry Tags

Hello, Crafters.

I was looking forward to going to the launch of this year's Christmas Craft Fair at Foyles Book Shop in London this evening. 

Unfortunately, there was a train strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, and there's another one tomorrow!

The rail company have cancelled so many trains from the south into London today, that we're being advised not to travel unless necessary. 

Unfortunately, there'll be a knock on effect on the roads, which will cause huge delays. 

I was so looking forward to this event, and I'm really disappointed that I've had to contact the organiser to let her down!

I decided I wanted to use a neglected colour for today's card, and chose Island Indigo - I know it doesn't look like Island Indigo, but trust me, it is!!

When I started my card, the only idea I had was to use the Merry Tags Framelits Dies. 
I die cut one all three of the decorated baubles that come within the set, and tried several ways of re-arranging the layout so I could use them all on the same card.

It didn't take too long to realise there were too big for this idea, even if I cut the top loop off each one!

I decided to work with the reindeer bauble, because it's my favourite! 

I'm always looking for something a bit different, and this time decided to embed the bauble into the top layer.

I started my card with a base of Island Indigo Cardstock (CS), a layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer Island Indigo CS. 

I die cut the bauble from the top layer, put the bauble to one side for another project, and carefully saved all the negative pieces. 

If I'd known I was going to do this when I die cut  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper bauble, I would have kept the negative pieces so I could have done a card in reverse with the Island Indigo bauble!

I embossed the top layer using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, but not the small negative pieces - I kept them plain! 

I adhered all three layers together using Tombow and adhered the Dazzling Diamonds bauble into the bauble silhoutte. 

Using Tombow I also adhered the Island Indigo cut outs into place. 

As I was about to adhere the smallest part - the upper piece between the two trees - it pinged out of my tweezers, across the room, never to be seen again! Grrr!! 

I die cut another Island Indigo bauble, just to get that small piece! 

I now have two Island Indigo baubles ready for future projects! 

I die cut NOEL from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies and adhered it to the lower half of the card using Tombow.

I also found two stars of different sizes in my Dazzling Diamonds Ziplock bag that had been previously die cut, but not used, from the Starlights Thinlits Dies. 

I adhered them on top of ech other, and then onto the card base, using Glue Dots.

I also found one of the smaller bows from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies in the same Ziplock bag! 

That finished my card off beautifully!  

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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