Sunday, 27 November 2016

Crisp and Clean

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


SmilynStef said...

Love your beautiful white poinsettia with the golden sparkle ... so very glad you joined us for our final Jingle Belles prompt of 2016 ... hope we see you again in 2017.

Wendy L said...

It looks beautiful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

lauren bergold said...

lovely card and a cool take on our photo inspiration! so pleased to have this in our JINGLE BELLES gallery!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is a beautiful. Great composition. Love all of that luscious white and the rich sparkly ornament. The sentiment die cut in gold is the perfect finish! Thanks for taking "Time Out" to play our Christmas Challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and even more beautiful bauble-thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
Carol DT x