Saturday, December 15, 2018

Unto us a child is born

A gentleman from church commissioned me to create some handmade Christmas cards for him to use this year. This is one of the designs I came up with using some new dies I recently bought from The Scrapping Cottage!

Since I was making six in this design, and since those dies have some delicate pieces to pop out I found the dryer sheet trick to be VERY useful!

1.  place your die face up on your Cuttlebug plates
2. add your paper
3. top with a dryer sheet
4. add your top plate.
The dryer sheet holds on to all the little pieces and all you have to do is peel away your die cut piece and wa-la, it's ready to use!

Supplies and tools:
Dies/Punches: Bethlehem Border (Cottage Cutz), Away in a Manger (Cottage Cutz), Dotted Oval Framelits (Sizzix), Small Star punch
Ink: Distress Inks in these three colors: Blueprint Sketch/Chipped Sapphire, Ground Espresso (Ranger), Moonlight White Brilliance (Tsukineko), Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, Midnight Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous)
Stamps: Sentiment from Nativity set (Inkadinkado)Different Strokes (Basic Grey), Shifting Sands (Posh Impressions)

This post linked to:
Shopping Our Stash - Tis the Season
Simon Says - Christmas
Love To Scrap - Season's greetings
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


Conniecrafter said...

Oh I am sure that he was thrilled with what you came up with, pretty sky and like how you made some sand between the two die cuts!
I have not tried the dryer sheet method but have used wax paper

lauren bergold said...

what a lovely and striking design! that blue just totally pops! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (holiday!) STASH with us this week! ♥

Glittered Paws said...

So pretty - love silhouette cards - they made such a statement. OK I am going to have to try the dryer sheet, as I don't enjoy poking pieces out of a die.

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

Gorgeous card ! Love the pretty sky. Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!
Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS! Happy New Year!
Ann DT