Hello there. I have been die-cutting and die-cutting yesterday and today, whilst an alcohol ink creation was drying for a future project.
This card is paying homage to the first kind of cards I liked to make – and realise I still do! I used to take a lot of the Sue Wilson die sets and just cut them out, then add them to a card base – lots of layers and dimension.
There are some die sets here that are new to me – I used a Christmas gift token to buy some older Sue Wilson die sets – so – new to me, though older sets.
Here is my humongous card:
It has become clear to me that taking a good photograph of a project which is white is near-on impossible. I tried outside in the daylight, I tried using my mobile camera with and without the flash, I even tried some photograph ‘fixing’…………I’m not 100% happy with any of the photographs, but I have provided quite a few so you get the idea.
I used the same white card on all of these die-cuts – even though the picture sometimes gives the impression of different types or make of card, and even some of the photos means the card looks cream or ivory – all the same card, and all the card is white………………
I used a card base from a pre-scored pack – does anyone else have lots of card bases is shapes and sizes? – as I wanted a really large card base to add all my elements.
The dies sets and embossing folders are listed, but the process began with die-cutting the poinsettias, then embossing the flowers with the ‘Ice Crystals‘ embossing folder to add some interest to the flower leaves.
I stuck the flowers onto the card base with 3D glue, as this allows some moving around and slotting in of other elements. The added leaves and branches placed as you see.
The sentiment is die cut three times and stacked for dimension, and adding the outline die-cut too, to bring the sentiment more into focus.
The white accents to the centre of the flowers came about because I was looking for some white glittery Nuvo Drops – but found these instead
I shall be entering the following challenges:
The Rainbow Card Challenge – Wonderfully White
Water Cooler Challenge – Occasions
Cut It Up Challenge – die cuts and snow – (white and frosty with snowflake and icicle embossing folder)
My Time To Craft – use new stash
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – atg Christmas
Happy Little Stampers atg with dies Challenge – atg with dies
Christmas 24 Challenge – atg Christmas