I love stamping but now I have a second love and addiction die cutting. I get the same buzz I get from die cutting as I do from heat embossing and bringing a stamped image to life when its coloured in.
Die cutting also gives you the ability to produce consistent images well sort of images, to produce multiple cards the same. Now ,I don't particularly like being the same as everyone so although very similar all my cards will be slightly different.
I cut some poinsettia flowers in white card using a spellbinders die. I layered them and added 3 dots of liquid pearls for the stamens of the flower.
I used a bauble die from memorybox and cut it in both plain silver mirri card and some silver glitter wall paper that I got as a sample to wind my husband up that I was going to paper our living room in, he wasn't impressed, but its great for crafting as it doesn't shed. (It was from B and Q if any one wants to know).
I made two baubles (only using one on this card) and inlaid the plain mirri card into the spaces in the glitter card. I love white on white cards and in my book silver is just an extension of the white palatte. I think it might be my favourite colour scheme and not only for Christmas ,summer cards too as they just look so clean and crisp and elegant.
I finished my card by using a memory box stencil and embossing some white copy paper and cutting to make a base for my bauble on a white base card. I completed with a Britannia die 'happy Christmas' cut again in plain silver mirri card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Jingle belles - dreaming of a white Christmas
As you like it - favourite Christmas colour and why
(White on white, clean and crisp like snow you don't have to go out in peaceful as it muffles sound and makes for an elegant card)
Daisy chain challenges - all that glitters
Crafty girls creations - anything goes
Creative knockouts - Tis the Season
Cute card Thursday - tags,ornament or bauble
Time out challenges - Christmas with optional twist of glitter/shimmer
MAWTT - anything Christmas