It's day 3 of the Papertrey Ink November release countdown! I have a big post today featuring 3 cards using the new Christmastime stamp/die set and one card using the new Gingerbread House Dies. My first card for today uses the cute new wooden horses from the Christmastime stamp set and a few of the gifts that are included and one of the little trees.
The images that are included in this set are so absolutely adorable and I had so much fun working on the three cards using this set. My second card uses ALL of the images so you can get a feel for the entire set.
To begin this card, I die cut everything I needed to make the wreath and bow using the Rustic Wood Star dies. I die cut them from white cardstock and then colored the wreath using Prairie Grass, Olive Twist, and Pinefeather ink. The bow is colored using Fine Linen and Saffron Spice ink. I glued the wreath together using liquid glue and assembled the wreath using both foam squares and liquid glue.
I die cut the two horses, the gifts, tree, and NOEL letters using the Christmastime dies and stamped them using the Christmastime stamp set. I chose a neutral color palette for a warm and cozy Christmas feel. I set the wreath and stamped images aside and got to work on the background. I stamped a Vintage Cream panel using the Weathered Wood Background Stamp using Classic Kraft ink. I die cut it using the new Love to Layer: Rectangles dies and then added some ink blending around the edges. Actually, I layered it over a slightly larger piece of Vintage Cream cardstock adhering it using ScorTape; my plates are super warped and make some of my larger die cut pieces warp as well. I layered them together so it would be flat (hopefully that makes sense).
I cut an A2 panel of Cocoa Bean cardstock and foiled it using silver foil and the Fanciful Snowflake Background Hot Foil Plate. I added the rectangle over the top and then built the scene. I also added a few accents by the NOEL sentiment using images from the Deliver By the 2th stamp set that was showcased yesterday. I added some glitter here and there to finish it off. I added it to a top folding A2 card base using liquid glue.
My second card uses ALL the images and the included sentiment. I used the stamp guide for all of the color choices on this card. I love this set; so whimsical and reminiscent of days gone by!
My first card featured the die cut letters, but you can see that I stamped them directly to the wooden sign for a hand painted look.
I hot foiled (yes, again) a Soft Stone piece of cardstock and silver foil and then die cut it using the new Love to Layer: Rectangles dies. I love that beautiful detail around the edges.
I created a tone-on-tone background by die cutting a panel using the Cover Plate: Ornate Die and glued it to an A2 size panel of Ocean Tides cardstock. I thought this would look like some beautiful mill work that you might find in a vintage home to help enhance the feel!
Because I hot foiled the background rectangle, it made it impossible to stamp the sentiment so I opted to stamp it on a square that was die cut using the Love to Layer: Squares die and added it using foam squares.
I added some glitter for some sparkle and shine. The entire panel is added to a top folding A2 card base using liquid glue.
My third card using the Christmastime stamp/die set is also on the neutral side! I chose to use just the two horses for this card and a label indicating they are a gift sent from Santa!
To begin, I die cut the pine and leaves and colored them using Distress Oxide inks. I also die cut the poinsettia and added a hint of Antique Linen ink (really hard to see in the photos).
I cut an A2 panel of plaid pattern paper and layered it onto a top folding A2 card base. The stitched frame is added over the top using liquid glue for definition. The frame was actually an afterthought; once I'd photographed the card, it looked a little "lost", so I added the frame to ground it!
The white rectangle is the middle size included in the new Love to Layer: Rectangles die set and the Kraft piece is from the new Iconic Christmas die that was showcased yesterday. I layered the greenery in the left corner using both liquid glue and foam squares, tucking things here and there until I was happy with the arrangement.
I added the poinsettia over the top of the greenery and then layered the horses and the "From Santa" image using foam squares.
I gave everything a splattering of white paint and a sprinkling of glitter to finish it off!
Move aside, neutrals, it's time for some COLOR!!! My 4th and final card for today features the new Gingerbread House dies. A few designers are also showcasing the adorable new Gingerbread Camper that I can't wait to use!
I die cut all of the pieces from white cardstock and then colored them with mini blending brushes and ink pads. I added a bow from the Bows Galore die set on the top of the roof for added whimsy!
The background was created by cutting a 4 by 5 1/ 4inch piece of Aqua Mist cardstock and die cutting it using the new Stitched Floral background. I also added the dots using Tropic Teal ink and the new dots stencils that were showcased on day 1. I added some ink around the edges as well to give it some definition. I added the SNOW sentiment that was die cut using the Larger than Life: Snow die. I added liquid applique to the house, the trees, the letters, and the snowman.
The "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" sentiment is from a stamp set being showcased tomorrow. This was such a fun card to make! Thanks for fluttering by!