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|Carols of Christmas Bundle|
When I first saw the dies I immediately thought one of the dies looked like a fireplace. As soon as the dies arrived I started working on my fireplace card and this is what I came up with. What do you think?
This was my 2nd attempt at making this card. The 1st card had a 'grey marble' effect fireplace and I stamped the Deck the Halls sentiment inside the fireplace but it didn't look right so I started again.
The samples, below, from Stampin' Up! show the 'fireplace' die being used to cut a decorative pattern, it doesn't have a cutting blade on the outer edge.
I cut 2 pieces of 4-1/8" x 2-3/4" Thick Whisper White card, I centred the die on the cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot. I adhered to fall-out pieces from the 2nd die-cut onto the other die-cut and then I sponged it using Soft Suede ink. I cut a piece of Birthday Memories DSP for the wallpaper and I found the fire image on Google. I added Stampin' Dimensionals onto the back of the fireplace before adding it to my card.
The Reindeer and Poinsettias were made with the Carols of Christmas bundle and the bells are from the Oh, What Fun stamp set. The new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are perfect for adding behind the Reindeer, Poinsettias and Bells. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set. Once I had stamped the sentiment I masked off an area leaving a small border and sponged Soft Suede ink around the edges.
I am really pleased with my fireplace card, my second attempt at it is definitely better than the first. Everyone I have shown it to has loved it, I hope you do too. I love getting feedback on my projects so if you have a few minutes to spare please leave a comment below. If you have any questions please let me know.
I have made a few more cards using the Carols of Christmas bundle which I will share with you in another blog post. If you don't want to miss any of my posts add your email address to the Follow by Email link on the right hand side of this page.
The products I used to make todays card are listed below.
Have yourself some crafting fun.
*When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin' Up! cardstock. I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made. When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock.*