Hello and welcome back, my crafty friends!! Sorry been MIA a little bit – was busy with work for my day job, so could not keep up with crafting. Finally I got to be back and I am so happy!!
Today I am thrilled to be participating in Holiday 2019 Blog Hop featuring the gorgeous creations by one of my favorite designers Becca Feeken. And yes, there is a giveaway, so keep reading till the end :-)
You should have come here from the beautiful space of Jean. For a full list of all stops in this hop, keep reading.
I saw several examples of using the Vignettes series of dies to create 3D cards with several layers. You can see Becca herself put one together here. So I decided to do something different – I created a shaped card. :-)
I used a regular A2 sized card and aligned the largest outline die from Grand Holiday Cabinet set so that the two cutting edges on the sides were outside the edges of the card. That way it cut only the top and bottom parts. This formed the base of my shaped card.
I cut out the front white panel by layering all the following at once on a white cardstock panel.
The largest outline die,
The inside intricate design panel and
The center panel from Reindeer Prance Layering Set
I used washi tape to hold these together.
I wanted a little bit of the platinum / copper mirrored cardstock details to peek through the white panel. However, the center piece has five strings of light. When I tried to do an identical cutting on the mirrored cardstock and layering it, it was missing a string from one of the openings, because well – 5 strings = 6 openings! This is where I did some clever.
First I cut the copper mirrored cardstock exactly like the outer front panel. Next I used the outline die from Reindeer Prance Layering Set to separate the center piece from rest of the panel. I also used the same string of lights die to cut one more string. That gave me 6 string to go in between each of the 5 strings of light on outside panel :-)
Once all these pieces were ready, I assembled my card by carefully layering each piece exactly as I wanted and trimmed the excess from both sides of my card.
For the sentiment, I used a dimensional sticker (that came in Spellbinders Card kit of the month for Nov 2018). To deck it up a little more, I used the Poinsettia dies from Ornament Glimmer Hot Foil die and hot foil plate. I used several different pieces of cardstock including the same copper mirrored one (btw, this also came in Spellbinders card kit for this month).
And just because I did not have enough bling on this card (?!), I added a gem in the center of the flower and tucked in a couple of swirlies – the negative pieces from the copper die cut, to the flower cluster.
Do let me know what you think of this idea in the comments below and also for your chance to win a giveaway :-)
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
If you want to start over, you should go to Spellbinders blog. Here’s the full list of all blogs for you to check out:
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For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!
Also, just so you know the textured cardstock that I used on most of my cards come from Spellbinders card kit. #valueformoney for sure.