Saturday, 19 July 2014

Die-cutting fun part 1

Hello there. I finally managed to finish another card. I recently saw this really fun card where a crafter had turned a round balloon die cut upside down to create her card. I immediately thought of turning one of my new Simon Says Stamp balloon dies into a Christmas bauble. I know I commented on this crafter's blog to thank her for the inspiration, but I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw it and have been unable to retrace my steps and find out.

Anyway, I die cut the balloon shape and also used the same shape to create the masks for inking my sky after white heat-embossing the stars (using distress inks - I was inspired by the colours that Loll Thompson used on this card) and creating the snow banks using Alleene's real snow by way of embossing paste and adding a layer of white embossing powder. All the stamps (plus the matching die for the reindeer that I used to create mask) are by Hero Arts. After stamping the reindeer and sentiment I added some clear Wink of Stella (of course) to the reindeer's sweater.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS - 42 Sky
A Blog Named Hero - 48 Sheet Cake (one layer cards)
Hero Arts - One layer challenge


  1. Love your scene card, Marianne! The dies are so perfect for this type of design!

  2. Also...forgot to say, I love the twine and snow hill details.Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

  3. Great idea for stretching your dies! What a perfect Christmas in July card! Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero! :)

  4. What an adorable card! Attach a loop of baker's twine and it could hang on a tree...simply ornamental!