Hello all! Double the fun today with two more Christmas cards! First up, I used the inner die from the Poinsettia Mini Background and cut three panels across. There is a very thin strip of card between each, but the centre covers it up. I left a large margin and added mounting foam to the back of it. I added a strip of white pearls all the way around the edge (I cut the double strips down the middle to use a single row all the way around). I mounted it over our Ruby Red card. For the focal element, I cut the Holly Octagonal die in both white and black and offset the black behind it as a shadow. I cut the centre of the Ornate Holly Framed Peace die and added a red backing then cut the inside of it to create a frame. I added mounting foam and raised it over another piece of white card. I cut the peace die in both white and black and shadowed it and glued them into the centre of the frame. Both pieces were added to the centre of the card. I added pearls to the flower centres then completed the card with white, red and black mats. The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" in size. Scroll down for card number two.
Card number two uses our new Midnight Blue pearl card (I know it looks like it is black in my picture, but when you scroll down you can see the shimmer better in the other pics.) I cut the outer die from the Poinsettia Mini Background this time in white. I backed it with the Midnight Blue Pearl card and then cut the centre out to create a frame. I added mounting foam to raise it for dimensions. I cut the Holly Octagonal die (same as in the first card) and cut it in half and mounted it to the insides of the frame sides. I stamped a sentiment and centred it in between the die cut and mounted the frame over it. As an accent, I cut the Christmas Rose die in white and added the centres in a pale pink and cut the leaves out of a ale green. I seated the flowers on some white satin ribbon and mounted them in the lower corner of the card. I completed it with white and blue mats to match and of course my usual paper piercing done with my piercing ruler. The finished dimensions are 5 3/4" x 7" in size. Two completely different cards done with the same basis dies. I hope this will give you a few ideas for your own cards going forward.
I forgot to mention that I am doing the One Day Special tonight at 8pm on Hochanda. It will be the first set of shows featuring my Christmas 2016 die release, so if you need some inspiration for your festive cards, you shall have it! LOL All for now, Sue x
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