Friday, 18 August 2017
STAMPlorations Christmas Release - CUTplorations Dies
Happy Friday all you lovely people out there! We made it to the end of the working week, but that also means we made it to the end of the STAMPlorations Christmas Release. Today we are showcasing the new Christmas dies, and I've had sooooo much fun while exploring the new dies. Today is your last chance to comment on all the designer's posts for a chance to win prizes so if you were planning to do that but haven't gotten around to it yet, now is the time!
I had so much fun playing with the new dies so I made three cards. For the first one, I got out my Brushos which had been abandoned for a while. I simply scattered various blue Brushos onto watercolour paper and spritzed with water. After drying with a heat tool I die cut the panel using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die. I also created a card with green Brushos and used that for die cutting the Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree #1. Last, I heat embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment from Homespun Christmas in white onto a thin strip of black card and attached everything to a white card base.
My second card is all about letting the fun Holiday Words Plate Die shine. I used green Distress Oxides and Inks for the background and red ones for the panel I used for die cutting. Then I die cut the whole shebang with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die and adhered to a white card base. You can't really see it from the picture, but I sprayed some Perfect Pearls onto the card for a subtle shine.
I think one of the most under-used colours for Christmas is rainbow. You can never have too much rainbow! So I thought I would do my best to rectify this horrible injustice. I started by masking off a rectangle and inking through the ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil using a rainbow of Distress Inks. Then I coloured a scrap of white card into a rainbow using Copics and die cut the Christmas Baubles #1Layering Dies from the rainbow coloured card, and the background in black. I adhered the bauble onto the rainbow background and created a custom sentiment from a part of the Holiday Words Plate Die which I die cut in black and covered in lots of elf dust (or it may have been Ranger Ice Stickles).
Card: 250 gsm white card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour paper, scraps of black card
Stamps: Homespun Christmas
Dies: CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle, Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree #1, Holiday Words Plate Die, Christmas Baubles #1Layering Dies
Stencil: ARTplorations Retro Circles
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Brushos, Distress Oxides, Distress Ink, Copics
Other: Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder, Ranger Ice Stickles