Die Cutting for Christmas Cards- Susan

JESS BLOG CHRISTMASHi everyone! Susan here, taking over Jess’s blog, you can find my blog here. Jess is a wonderful card maker and I have learned so much from her U Stream Classes. Today’s focus is on using digital die cutters for Christmas cards. I have used my Silhouerre Cameo for this card.

For this card I selected the Silhouette file Nested Poinsettia (Design ID #15148) and resiced it for the front of an A2 card. I then used my Cameo to cut it on some Neenah Solar White cardstock. Once I had all the flowers cut I colored each with Copic Markers. I followed Sandy Allnock’s tutorial on colouring poinsettias here. She was using a stamped image but I wanted mine to be dimensional.

I used R12 on all the flowers which are really leaves by the way! And then proceeded to color them in with the darkest being on the bottom. To achieve this I used R32, R35, R39 and R89. Once finished I sketched the leaf veins with a fine line black pen. I adhered the flower together using Glossy Accents and then added silver glass beads to the center with Glossy Accents.

I embossed the back later of the card with a Life Style Crafts embossing folder – I think it is called Links. I die cut a circle out of another panel of Neenah Solar white using My Favorite Things Circle Stax dies – I LOVE those! I adhered the front panel to the back panel using some foam tape.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Holiday Wishes and the sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!

Thank you to Jess for having me on her blog and thanks for looking. I hope this inspires you to use your digital die cutting tool for your Christmas cards. It makes quick work of die cutting lots of pieces!


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