Sunday, 3 September 2017

Iconic Christmas Tree Card Video

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I couldn't stop playing with the Iconic Christmas Stamp Set and co-ordinating Ornamental Christmas Framelits Dies. 

Earlier this morning I uploaded my video which shows how I made another version of the card I shared yesterday. 

At the end of the video, I showed another two cards, one of which will be the subject of next Wednesday's video!
 
I used two very untraditional colours for the card I made on the video - Night of Navy and Pool Party.

Another change I made to the card I shared yesterday is that I used the "full" Christmas tree stamp to be the images that showed through the die cut windows.

I'm really not sure which look I prefer.
I like the effect I achieved with yesterday's card i.e. the solid colour, because the images in the windows stand out more. 

With the outline images, none of the windows are empty, each one has a line image and I think it makes the overall effect look busy. 

Even so, I still quite like the look.

Then there's the card I made with Tranquil Tide, where I used three colours which I imagine is the way the designer planned it! 

I love how this colour combo worked, but I was disappointed I couldn't use the Lemon Lime Twist stamp on it's own for the window - as I did for the other solid colour stamp yesterday. 

This wouldn't work because the Lemon Lime Twist only appears in nine windows which means there would be eleven windows completely white. 

With yesterday's red stamp images - albeit partial images - they appeared in seventeen windows. 
 
I love the amount of options that are available with the set of dies.

For example, when the Christmas tree is die cut using the tree window die, it produces 20 small die cuts all of which can be used as another part of the project, or as another project in its own right, or as a part of a project that uses the larger individual dies. 

For each of my cards, I used the window die cuts to decorate the inside of my cards.

There's another option that I didn't have time to try!

That is to stamp the detailed tree using Basic Black Archival Ink, and then to colour the images using our Marker Pens. 

I hope you've enjoyed hearing about the play I've had with this bundle!

I wish you a very happy Sunday. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.

JanB.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun playing with this stamp set. I actually liked the original SU stamped and coloured version of the card best I think, but the ones you did with the more solid contrasting images made better visual sense too, in terms of balance ... just my eyes, I guess! Thanks again for sharing, Jan!

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    1. Hi, Geraldine. I think this combo is very understated in the catalogue! I've been playing again today - I'll write about it in the morning! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

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