Here’s One I’m Making – Christmas Cards 2017 (Part 3)

One of the best things about the Dies’ire Build-a-Card dies, is that all the hard work really is done for you. It took me a couple of evenings to cut all the bits (base, right hand side, left hand side, circle and greeting = 5×25 = 125 pieces). But after that its simple to put together.

I used mainly wet glue on this card, as the base was coated, it meant that I had a few seconds to move the cardstock around before it dried. I also decided to edge the cardstock with a brown alcohol pen, I use the wedge end of a promarker as it gives a consistent approach.

As well as the side panels, I added the centre circle. This is where I added the satin metal look, I didn’t want too much gloss so the satin was perfect for not over-powering the rest of the card.

I love tactile cards and the spinner cards just call for you to keep spinning them whilst you are making them. It was while I was playing with them that I realised that I wanted to add some more detail to the (rather flat) snowflakes. So I decided to do what I do to most cards, I added Nuvo Drops and lost of them. It took me to evenings to add all of them.

I added a metallic gold to the gold stars and (due to a slight creative detour – ie I picked up the wrong bottle of Nuvo Drops), the silver snowflake have glitter drops.

Stash Used

  • Crafters Companion – Centura Pearl White with a hint of gold and a hint of silver
  • Crafters Companion – Die’Sire Create a Card Dies
  • Crafters Companion – Sara’s Signature Collection – Scandinavian Christmas, Die
  • Stampin Up – Foil Snowflakes from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue
  • Crafters Companion – Sara’s Signature Collection – Scandinavian Christmas, A3 Cardstock
  • Crafters Companion – Snowflake Centura Pearl
  • Craft Perfect – Gold and Silver Satin Cardstock
  • Craft Perfect – Gold and Silver High Gloss Cardstock
  • Ken Oliver – Stick It
  • Tonic – Silver and Gold Nuvo Drops
  • Promarker – Brown Alcohol Pens

Thanks for Reading

BMB

 

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About Wobette

I am a Baker I am a Maker and I live in Bristol Come and Join in the Fun
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