Saturday 26 August 2017

MCV83 - Take 1a/1b

This month's Christmas muse, Cornelia, did not create 1 but 4 cards to inspire us. The idea is to create one card for each of the inspiration pieces. I am hoping to share 4 cards in the next couple of days.

Here is my first one, or actually two, since I created two versions of my card.

For the card above, I focused on the graphic fragmented stag, the stripes and the primary colours of Cornelia's second card at the top right.

I made the front of my side-folding card a little narrower than the back and adhered a strip of striped paper to the right edge of the back panel. I had originally intended to stamp the lined pattern behind the aperture that I had die cut in a separate panel using the Prize Stag die (Essentials by Ellen), but it did not turn out quite right, so I stamped the pattern (using the star stamp from Winnie & Walter's True stamp set) again on the actual die cut and inlaid it into the aperture. To finish off, I stamped a sentiment from the Season's tweetings stamp set (Winnie & Walter) and adhered a red gem for a little extra whimsy.

I created a second card using the same idea, but for this one, I adhered two strips of striped paper along the edges of my top-folding card and then added my top panel in the middle. Instead of the black and white stag, I inlaid the stag from metallic red paper that I was left over from a previous project and was stored with my die. As always, the shine is hard to capture in a photograph.

I'm entering my cards into the following challenges:

MCV83 - Inspired by Cornelia

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas goes

Rudolph Days at Maureen's blog

Sparkles Christmas - #79 A festive sentiment


  1. Love how you created your geo design using another stamp - very clever! Thanks so much for joining us at MCV!

  2. Two super cards Marianne, I love the inlaid die cutting technique and your striped borders are perfect.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Two lovely cards. They are both so lovely but I think my fave is the second card as I love the stag head in the red foil!
    Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

  4. Two great cards - thank you for sharing them with us at Sparkles Christmas

  5. Inlaid die cutting - taken note! Lovely cards but I agree with scrappymo! in that I prefer the second one for the gorgeous red foil inlay.

  6. Absolutely fabulous! Love the clean and simple look and the shine of the red one stag. Xx

  7. Inlaid diecutting looks so impressive and love the side panels
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  8. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A Festive Sentiment" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  9. Congratulations on the win at The Muse Christmas worth all the hard work x Loved all of your cards and congratulations again x

  10. Oh, the inlaid die is perfect for keeping the card flat for mailing and I love how the cards are CAS designs, but there still seems like so much to look at. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Rudolph days challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT

  11. Excellent!
    Congrats to your win!