Saturday 8 December 2012

LOTV Dropping the Shopping & Spellbinders Christmas Tree

I’ve tried some new (to me) techniques in this card, including using glass micro beads and creating a snowflake wreath, but the one I like the most is an idea that I had for my Spellbinders Christmas tree die.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: LOTV Dropping the Shopping
Colouring Mediums: Memento London Fog Ink Pad, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: Christine Adolph
Tools: Spellbinders, Grand Calibur
Embellishments: Maya Arts ribbon, rhinesrtones, sparkle button

To make the snowflake wreath, using my Grand Calibur, I cut lots of snowflakes using my spellbinder dies. For some of the snowflakes, I adhered double-sided adhesive sheets to the paper before running them through the die, then I embellished the snowflakes with a mixture of glass microbeads and glitter, and sparkly rhinestones.

For the Christmas tree, I die cut and embossed a cut-out on patterned paper using the Christmas Tree Die. Then I took an offcut of card and sandwiched this over the die followed by a piece of silver vellum. I then ran this through the Grand Calibur using the embossing plate and mat, so that the vellum was embossed but not cut by the Christmas tree die. I cut around the outer edge of the embossed image. I was then able to carefully lay the die-cut layer into the embossed layer. I decorated with sparkling rhinestones.

The pretty stamped image is by LOTV, coloured with Promarkers and I added the tiny pom-poms to the ends of the scarf for a fun, festive touch.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Celebrate
Joanna Sheen Challenge - With Love at Christmas
Natalie & Amy - Winter Wishes
Pretty Little Ribbon Challenge - It's Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas
                                 (My Tip is how to inlay the die-cut tree into an embossed negative described in my post)

Hope you like this; do leave a comment if this has pleased you.

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  1. beautiful card I love your colour choice and super coloured image xx

  2. lovely card great image x

  3. This is so beautiful I love the image. Caroline xxx

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour palette you used, the snowflakes and the tree are brilliant and so is the image as well.
    Michaela xx

  5. This is so beautiful. I love the sweet image and all the detailing you have added looks wonderful


  6. Beautiful your colours and sweet image...x

  7. beautiful card,lovely details. sue xx

  8. Beautiful card, lovely image and colouring.

  9. Just beautiful with a lot of attention to detail.
    Heike xx

  10. Gorgeous card, I love the snowflakes and the way you inset the tree into the deposed image is very original. Fab work! Maddy x

  11. Beautiful card love the die-cuts and all the texture
    carol x

  12. Lovely card and so so like the xmas tree die xx

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  14. So pretty, love the snowflakes and I like how you did the tree.

  15. Lovely card, very busy and ornate

  16. This is beautiful. Love the sparkly design with the christmas tree and vintage colours. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  17. fabulously glitzy gorgeous card...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts challenge this month
    Mina xxx


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