Card Base – 4 by 5.5 inches
Background paper – 5.063 x 3.5
Background matting paper – 5.313 x 3.75
The 6 Squares – 1.423 x 1.423
Squares Matting – 1.55 x 1.55
-Cricut, Fabulous Finds Cartridge
-Spellbinder Label 8 die cut
-Distress Inks: Walnut ink, Tea Dye and Embossing Ink pad
-Ink Applicator Tool
-Stamps by Inkadinkado:
98397 “Snowflakes A-Plenty”
99405 “Holiday Expressions”
-White Embossing powder
-Pointsetta by the Christmas Shoppe
I have a collection of Christmas cards. These type of cards are my favorites. I like the distressed vintage type of cards. I added 2 more cards just today (Dec 9, 2010) that you can view at the bottom of this post.
For blog only -THIS APPLIES TO ALL CARDS- It won’t be repeated.
I used the Fabulous Finds Cricut cartridge to cut out 6 squares, the background and all the matting. I had to choose a lot of papers that went well together.
First, I pick out the papers for the squares (and work around those colors). Then, I choose a background paper to put them on and also a paper for the matting. Then I choose the matting for the squares. In most cases all my matting is the same paper/color.
I added walnut distress ink to the edges of the squares before adding the matting to them.
Next, I worked on the Spellbinder die cut. After cutting it out with my Cuttlebug I stamped the phrase and the snowflakes using an embossing ink pad. Then I heat embossed with white embossing powder. After heating it up I took Tea Dye Distress Ink and covered the die cut with it keeping the Label 8 on it, AKA stenciling. The embossing powder is a great resist.
Lastly, I added a ribbon and a poinsettia.
The Sandwich for using your Spellbinder die cuts with your Cuttlebug is…
To Cut, from bottom to top:
Die ridges face up PAPER FACE DOWN on top of the die