Saturday, November 20, 2021

Magic of Christmas

Hello CottageCutz friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

IT'S NEW RELEASE TIME! The new Christmas dies are in the online store with 40 new designs from Christmas Part 1 and 19 new designs from Christmas Part 2.  

Today for your viewing pleasure, I have a design featuring The Magic of Christmas die. It made for such a cute and whimsical scene as so many of our dies do. Here are two other cards I made using our scene building dies.  So let's get started on some details of how I created my card. 

Design Steps:

I started my card this week with the layout. As I have said so many times before having the sketch in mind helps jumpstart the card making process for me. I find the sketches I use very easy to interpret. I liked the sketch #880 on Splitcoaststampers. I thought it would work well for the oval shape of the die. 
I looked through my designer paper for a background pattern that might fit and not overwhelm the die scene. I found this subtle snowflake pattern that I only had pieces of, but I had enough to use for the three horizontal layers. 
Blue Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper Layer: 3 7/8" x 3 11/16"
Layer under DSP: 4" x 3 11/16" 
Next, I cut the image from blue green (lost lagoon) cardstock. Then I used the 2nd largest die from the Oval die set to cut a snowy background from white glitter paper.  

I cut the Christmas sentiment using the Merry Christmas w/Shadow die. The shadow is the light blue (card base) and the Christmas phrase is the lost lagoon shade. 
Now that all my card elements are prepared, I am ready to start card assembly. I attached the designer paper layers to the card base using double sided tape. 
I attached the image panel to the white glitter panel with Art glitter glue. Then I attached to the card base with dimensional adhesive. 
To finish off my card I attached the Christmas phrase with glue dots and added a few snowflakes for element 4 of the sketch. 

Well that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a fresh idea for a way to use this new die. We are having a Black Friday release and the DT will begin showing samples starting tomorrow. See you next Saturday!

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dies I used to create card:


Pam MacKay said...

So pretty love the sparkle and color

Wendy Mind said...

Simple, elegant, classy!