I concentrated on getting my studio tidy enough to work in, and then
proceeded to make my third card using the pre-release Carols of
The dies in the bundle are called Card Front Builder
Thinlits, and for today's card I used the sky, stars and moon die!
started my card with a base of Night of Navy Cardstock (CS), with a
layer of Whisper White CS, plus a top layer of Night of Navy CS.
I die cut the sky first, and retrieved the small cut out pieces, like the stars, the moon and the diamond shapes, but not the small circles.
took a piece of Whisper White CS, and wiped over it with my Embossing
Buddy to remove any finger marks or static.
I inked the Peace on Earth
stamp from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink.
Without losing any time so the ink didn't dry, I stamped the sentiment, and then immediately
dipped it into my box of Clear Embossing Powder.
I heat set it using my
I die cut the sentiment using the largest circle from the
Stitched Shapes Framelits, and adhered it to the top layer of Night of
Navy CS making sure I had it as close as possible to the sky cut-outs
without actually covering any of them.
wasn't sure how many trees I wanted to use on my card, so I die cut
four doubles and four singles.
One by one, I covered them with wet
glue, and dipped them in my box of Dazzling Diamonds.
You can use the
Fine Tip Glue Pen for this.
I still have several Two-Way Glue Pens which I
stocked up with when I saw them on the retired list!!
took a piece of Glittering Diamonds Glimmer Paper and cut a wavy line
to represent snow hill.
Then I cut another double curve from the remaining
off-cut of Glimmer Paper.
I played around with different arrangements
until I settled on the design you can see!
I adhered the snow hills onto
the Night of Navy layer and trimmed off the edges that were hanging off
Then I used Tombow to adhere the layers onto the card base,
including a layer of Whisper White CS inside the card for the greeting.
used Glue Dots to adhere the snow hill that's at the back, making sure I
left gaps to slide trees in-between the two.
Then I used more Glue Dots
to adhere the front snow hills.
put two Glue Dots at the bottom of the left hand side single tree, and
slid it behind a snow hill, just far enough so the tree was covering
the sentiment circle without blocking the sentiment.
I did the same on
the other side, but trimmed the tree down a fair bit so it went
in-between the two layers of snow hills.
I added a small amount of a
Dimensional to the tip of the tree to compensate for the thickness of the cardstock, and
the Glue Dots I'd already used!
I did the same to a double tree on the left hand
side, and finally, another single tree on the right hand sde.
used some of the left-over embellishments to decorate the inside of the
There was a lot to explain about this card, I hope I haven't missed anything out!
After I'd photographed the card, and downloaded them ready to be
edited, I realised I'd forgotten the reindeer! Arrghh!!
I die cut three of them,
and went over the back of one with my bone folder to smooth the reverse
of flat, so I could have one facing each way.
I took a couple more
photographs showing the finished cards, but I didn't re-do them all!
That's about it for today. I hope you havd a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.