Sunday, July 6, 2014

Quirky Die-ing For Christmas in July!


It's time to brush off those Christmas images and dies/punches to create some awesome art! Quirky Crafts Challenges has a challenge to use both a Christmas image and a die or punch.  So using the Stocking image I was given to use by Stitchy Bear, I created 2 cards this week. 

For my first card, I used my usual 5x6.5" white card base and added strips of washi tapes (Recollections), Santa ribbon from my stash and a strip of paper.  I've been wanting to create more cards like this as they are quick and fun.  I coloured the image with my SU! markers and Sakura metallic markers then fussy cut it.  Where's the die?  I used my Spellbinders Labels 8 and cut out a layer out of some shimmer vellum and edged it with a silver marker.

The second card is using another Mojo Monday template.  I used a red foil embossed card base that I trimmed to 4x7".  A strip of Christmas ribbon was attached down the centre and the two outer corners were punched with a holly corner punch.  After a layer of green cardstock I adhered the stocking I had coloured with watercolour crayons and a water brush.  I also added some metallic marker touches and fussy cut this one too.  The greeting was stamped on scrap blue paper and punched out with a circle punch.  The holly and leaves are paper die cuts from Prima (very old from my stash). 

So what are you gonna create with punches/dies and your Christmas images?  Have fun!


  1. Hi Cindy, I love both cards.

    Cazzy x

  2. I love the washi & ribbon background - so cool! And the vellum overlay - I'm so glad vellum is back "in style" as it's easier to get again. It just adds so much! Love the fun holly punch on the second card too :)

  3. I love both card too Cindy, Great to have you join the team!


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