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!

 

October full of Christmas…

Hey everyone, welcome to the month of October, this month is all about Christmas on my blog. Not only Christmas but out electronic die cutters as well. I know many of us that have these machines in our stash, some of us use them faithfully. Others, like myself, don’t use them nearly enough. So myself, with the help of some of my friends, hope to inspire you to get those Christmas cards made, and those machines uncovered, dusted and let them cut like crazy for you.

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Here we go, I personally use a Silhouette Cameo, so all the cut files for my first card this month come directly from the silhouette store. I started with the circle card file cutting it in white, I then found a pretty layered snowflake and cut that so it just slightly over hung on the card base. Continuing working that machine hard I found a fun little ornament to use, and a pretty bow to top the ornament off. the banner is a layered banner where I stamped a very simple merry christmas sentiment that is from a Hero arts set ( CL343).

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As much as this card looks full and layered it really did come together quickly, no inking, minimal stamping, just later all the pieces togehter and adhere them to the card.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess