1 December 2010

Holey Moley it's 1st December!!!

Where is the time going - 1st of December already, yikes.  At least the Christmas cards are all made, written & simply needing stamps, phew! 

Talking of cards, would you like to see another one? 
Card - Quickutz Exclusive die

For anyone who's following this blog, I'd like to say hello there and thanks for taking the time to take a peek inside the box. Did you know that before I discovered the world of rubber & digital stamps & COPICS -  I used to make most of my cards using die cuts.  In fact I used to design Exclusive Quickutz dies (19 in all)

This particular design was released last Christmas and I regret to say is nolonger available but I wanted to do at least a couple of die cut cards this year for old times sake.

I cut all the pieces out in different coloured cardstock adding shading with chalk inks & a white gel pen.  If you're wanting to try this technique I'd strongly advise having baby wipes on hand - you will get very inky fingers, but the final effect is well worth it.  It will give your die cuts added depth and dimension & by mounting some pieces on foam pads as I've done here - they "pop" out at you!!!!

Image: Exclusive Quickutz Gingerbread House
Colouring: Chalk inks
Additional: cardstock - various colours, white gel pen

Have no fear fellow stampers, I will be back with more stamped images, hopefully tomorrow - anyone want to see another one?

To all who are in the grips of winter snow & ice - wrap up warm & don't forget to open the first door on your advent calendar today - I'm off to open mine!!

Happy Crafting

1 comment:

Maulwürfchen said...

Hmmmmm...what a great card, yummy. Makes me want to bite in it. *lol* I like this gingerbread houses so much.