I have a tale to tell........
My trusty Big Shot died at the weekend - tragedy!
Also - emergency!
I hadn't completed my Christmas cards and this year I was working with lots of dies to create!
So, off the Spotlight - nup, none in store!
Off to Berridale I go.....to the craft place there.....
Told my sad story - they laughed and said I was the second in that day with the same story!
However, they did have two left of the Sizzix Blue one's!
Whew - disaster averted!
Meanwhile hubby has pulled apart my old one -stripped it to it's bones!
Lots of bearings have been compromised - reminds me of my back!
He is off today to see if he can get them replaced at a bearing shop!!!!
Meanwhile I went back to die cutting
BECAUSE THE THEME FOR DECEMBER AT ECLECTIC ELLAPU IS
TO DIE FOR!
I made six of these cards using this one die and then a few others
I started with SU card stock Mossy Meadow and Ivory, with a cream square commercial card base: I cut an Ivory square for the front and embossed it with swiss dots
I die cut the whole and then partly die cut the doves to be able to layer the birds
I laid my card over jac paper to begin with and die cut it thinking it would be easier to stick it down as apposed to using glue......mmmmmm, not sure, both a pain
I added two strips of sparkly washi tape and a Petaloo flower!
I ran out of cream flowers so used a brown one - they both look good
Which one do you like best?
Then I did this one by die cutting two copies - a red and a gold and carefully extracting the gold bits and adding in the red - stole that idea from Pinterest
Simple but effective with the DP scene behind it from BoBunny
Then I went on to other dies and other cards........
......and embossing folders too.......
Die cut the NOEL
and the deer
To create this
The embossing folder; then Versamark and white embossing powder on the tree trunks, add the sky by wiping blue ink into the space between the trees, remembering to put the sun/moon in as well, add stamped trees and some ink to create a ground, and then outlining the birchiness of the trees with a pen before adding the die cut deer. Oh and a gold wooden star.
Another one using the same embossing folder - but reverse side and inked the folder first
This one is in the grunge style without being grunge.......
Lots of gold paint just wiped everywhere
Yep, all over the wooden snowflake too
....and the die cut deer.....
Background stamped with the SU Grunge stamp set
Then onto real heavy duty die cutting......
....well, not really......
Acetate fronted card, with a die cut top and die cut scenery
It didn't stand on my stand so I had to hold it to take the photo
Die cut village inside is Memory Box and the sled is SU
I embossed the acetate and it looks like snowflakes falling
There you are - die cuts everywhere!
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