I created a beautiful Christmas card for my mum. The card will reveal a very nice surprise :-) The surprise are pictures of my daughter and me. The card measures 15cm by 10.5cm.
I have used a hot foiled sentiment that shines beautifully in person. It was difficult to catch it on the picture. You can also find here a tiny hear that I added above the sentiment. It is from the Decorative Pull Tab Insert that is a part of the Christmas Cascade Base die set.
Using two dies from the new set, Large and Medium Squares, I created a frame and placed it over the pictures.
At the end of the card I added pictures of my daughter and me. To make sure that the Cascade mechanism is not obstructed, the picture on the right I cut slightly longer than the Cascade Base so it goes in between the square with Santa and the Cascade Base.
Second up is my Flat Card using Spellbinders S5-429 - Snowflake Splendor.
To created inlaid Merry Christmas I cut patterned paper to created a top layer. Then I die cut Merry Christmas directly in to the patterned paper. I kept the inside parts of the letters e and s. After that I attached double sided tape behind the words Merry Christmas that I just die cut so that the front will be sticky. Then I die cut Merry Christmas in red card stock. I placed carefully Merry Christmas in red in to the die cut that I created in my patterned paper layer (this technique is called die cut inlay technique). After that I added the parts from e and two s'es and then I removed backing from double sided tape, added more adhesive and glued the patterned paper layer on my next layer (white card stock).
I decorated my card with three die cut snowflakes from the new set. I placed them on 3D tape. I also die cut the Small Snowflake three times and placed them directly (randomly) on patterned paper.
Third up is my Waterfall Card inside the Shadowbox Frame.
I used Spellbinders S5-429 - Snowflake Splendor and Spellbinders S2-302 - Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1/2'' Border.
At the end of the post I added some pictures showing how I created a shaped Waterfall. The first snowflake needed to be adhered flat in order not to obstruct the Waterfall mechanism.
The card measures 11cm by 15.5cm.
I added snowflakes inside the Waterfall and also I decorated with the Small Snowflake the sides of the Shadowbox frame.
The last snowflake is the Large one from the set. I placed three of them on on the other.
I took some pictures to show how I adjusted the Waterfall Card mechanism to created a shaped waterfall.
I die cut the base of the Waterfall Card mechanism as normal.
Then I used the Outer Frame from Snowflake Splendor die set to create a shaped waterfall.
I placed the cutting edge of the die just above the scored line (so it does not cut trough).
Then I placed cutting plates just below the top part of the die and passed trough the die cutting machine. By placing the cutting plates this way I was sure that the top of the die will not cut in to the cardstock.
Then I trimmed the sides.
Then I used this element to create my Waterfall Card as normal.
Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a tutorial showing you how to put the Cascade Card together: