Saturday, August 23, 2014


Hi, it's Mindy today! I was playing with a few bits and scraps left on my desk from this week's card making, and decided to use some of the pieces, laying around to make a Christmas card.

I got this new Bow and Bell die, and my first pass through the die cut machine left attached sections.  Of course, after I practiced a little, the detailed bits just flicked right out with the help of the Tool 'n One by Spellbinders.  The die on the card had some pieces still firmly attached, so I glued it on a sheet of Neenah white card stock, and colored in the blank areas with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers and a Tim Holtz Water Brush. 

I used a Kraft colored card base, and layered a rectangle of Echo Bronze Stardream Metallic paper, and then my pre-printed Christmas paper scrap for the background. The  Bow and Bell die cut and the Season's Greetings adhered on top.

I had a left over pieces of Eternal Swirls- White Pearls,  that added just a touch of bling to the card. 

I then fussy cut around the Bow and Bell, and attached it using Joy! Foam Pads to the front of the card.

I try to keep an eye on my scrap bin as I create cards. If I make a card with the scraps as I go, by the time Christmas comes around, maybe I will have enough hand-made cards to send, without having to spend days mass producing holiday cards! 

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1 comment:

wannabcre8tive said...

This card is so pretty. It almost looks quilted by filling in the background with the Tim Holtz markers.