Today I thought I'd share a shaped Christmas card that I demonstrated in the 8pm show last Friday. It doesn't stand up exactly straight as the tree is shaped at the bottom. You could also use it as a tag.
I folded an A5 piece of white card in half. I popped the largest of the Spellbinders 2010 Holiday Tree dies up against the fold with the left-hand bottom two edges of the die overhanging the fold so as to leave the fold intact. Ran it through the Grand Calibur and then I had my card blank.
I ran another piece of white card with the same die through the Grand Calibur. With the card still in the die, I stamped a sprig from the Creative Expressions Snowflakes and Sprigs stamp set using Pine Needles Distress Ink around the edges. Keeping the card still in the die, I then inked with Pine Needles using Cut n Dry Foam.
I stamped the sentiment from the Creative Expressions Winter Greetings Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut it out using one of the larger bauble dies from the Spellbinders Holiday Tags die set. I inked with Pine Needles while still in the die. I added a bow of Baker's Twine from the Earthtones set.
You could make lots of these with different distress inks. In the show, I made one with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
I see that Create & Craft are repeating one of the shows from last Friday at 2am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. Thought I'd mention it in case you missed the shows.
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