What a super fun bundle this is? It’s the Curvy Dies which matches the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set as well as the Quite Curvy Stamp Set. Although the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set will only be available during the Christmas period, the dies and the second stamp set are available as early release from the Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue which goes live on 6th January 2021.
There are two fancy curvy dies in the set but if you’re using patterned papers you lose the beauty of the designs because the lacy design and the pattern on the paper are in conflict with each other. Needless to say I found this out because I tried it! The Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper (DSP) is also available in the run up to Christmas. The beauty of this pack of DSP is that there are eight different designs and they all come in Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce. Another great feature of this pack is that there are only three designs which can be described as Christmas designs!
Each of these three designs have a generic design on the back, for example, stars, dots, etc. which is going to allow this pack of DSP to be used after Christmas is over! I took one piece of each colour of the same design from the pack and cut them in half so that they measured 3″ x 6″. Using the curvy die with the lacy design, I placed it on one piece at a time at different angles with the lacy design facing down. This resulted in the top half with the plain straight cut and the bottom half with the fancy cut. Using Shaded Spruce Ink I stamped MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Curvy Christmas Stamp Set in the bottom left-hand corner of the top Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer.
I started adhering my DSP from the bottom upwards having decided the order I wanted the colours to go in. Before I added glue to the Cherry Cobbler strip I played around with different layouts using the Shaded Spruce layer too. When I was happy, I glued each layer in place. To decorate the front of my card I die-cut three leafy sprigs in each of the three colours and I stamped two of the birds from the Quite Curvy Stamp Set three times each using Black Memento Ink. Using my Stampin’ Blends I used artistic licence to colour the birds to resemble robins using the three DSP colours. Although robins don’t have green backs, wings nor tails, I think they blend in with my card beautifully!
I adhered two leafy sprigs at the top left-hand side of the DSP and two at the bottom right-hand side. Using Dimensionals I added one bird to each set of sprigs. and a third bird on the top right-hand side. To decorate the inside of my card I added a middle layer of Shaded Spruce CS and a top layer of Whisper White CS. I adhered two leafy sprigs in the bottom right-hand corner and then two robins who look as if they are having a good chinwag! LOL!
I think you’ll agree it’s a cheery fun Christmas card! I’m certainly very pleased with how it turned out! That’s it from me today. Take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”