For my challenge card yesterday, I used the negative part of the card stock that remains after die-cutting. This is a great idea because it means you can make two projects with one piece of cardstock – see the second photograph for the two pieces.
I saw this idea in the new Christmas catalogue and decided to give it a try.
I’ll try and make a card today, using the positive part and post it here tomorrow.
To start my card, I made a base with Whisper White Card Stock and prepared the next layer in Cucumber Crush Card Stock.
I measured out the top layer using Whisper White and laid it on the top cutting mat of my Big Shot Machine.
I laid the tree die from the Sleigh Ride Edgelits approximately two thirds of the way down the card stock on the left hand side and raised the right hand side until I was happy with the rise in the slope.
I ran this through the Big Shot and embossed the top half using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.
I adhered the negative die-cut – the top half – onto the Cucumber Crush layer using Tombow.
Then I used my white gel pen to add “snow” inside the green trees and all over the green “hill”.
Using my Two-way Glue Pen, I added a spot of glue on all the embossed and white painted snowflakes.
This was then sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. I tied a piece of the Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim round that layer and adhered it to the card front, again using Tombow.
I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Scenes Photopolymer Stamp Set, using Cucumber Crush Ink onto a piece of Whisper white and then layered it onto a piece of Cucumber Crush Card Stock.
I think this makes a really beautiful card which would look equally beautiful in more or less any other colour.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Happy Scenes Stamp Set