Diecember is a month when die-cutting becomes the focus, and in celebration of this often overlooked supply, I used a Home For Christmas house die, a Fretwork Snowflake die, and a Snowflake Burst Pinpoint Plate die for my card today. To add detail and interest, I also used the Fanciful Flurries embossing folder and all the layers with different textures add together to create detail and interest.
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You can check out all the new supplies for Diecember by clicking here, where you will find the Home for Chrismas stamp and die set, Fretwork Snowflake die, Snowflake Burst Pinpoint Plate and Fanciful Snowflake embossing folder.
layers upon layers of texture and details
I started this card with the wee house focal point. I die-cut one of the houses from the Home For Christmas die set from a hot-pressed watercolour card. I stamped the Old Letter set over the top with clear embossing ink and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder before heat setting.
I then grabbed my craft mat, Distress Sprayer and a handful of mini Distress inks. I used Antique Linen for a little warmth and then Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap. I rubbed a little of the inks onto the craft mat and spritzed them with water before pouncing the die-cut into the wet puddles. I used a heat gun to dry the house while I kept adding more ink. I love how the Pumice Stone ink adds a cool lilac colour once wet. I kept the Frayed Burlap to the roof area. Once dry I rubbed a little more Frayed Burlap over the roof with a blending brush.
Rather than leave it there, I then stitched a door shape similar to the one on the stamp set. I added glue along the roof line and chimney top and sprinkled Rock Candy Glitter and Distress Mica Flakes. I love how all the details take the simple die-cut up a notch.
Next, I worked on the background elements. I took the loose part of the Fretwork Snowflake die and cut from a hot-pressed watercolour card and pounced it lightly in Pumice Stone ink. Once dry, I rubbed Multi Medium Matte over the die and dunked it into Rock Candy glitter.
I die cut the Sunburst Pinpoint Plate die again from hot-pressed watercolour card and tore the edges before dipping into Antique Linen and Pumice Stone inks. I like how the exposed paper edge picked up more of the ink and that the inks seeped into the pinpoint details in places.
I created the card for the sentiment strip by using the same inks but heavier on the Frayed Burlap and kept adding more and more depth to the card until I had a deep, dark colour. I then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Home For Christmas set. I paired this greeting with a wee Tim Holtz Ideaology sticker on the house.
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