Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy 2016

I have a fast and easy card today that is part of another project I am working on. There was no stamping done on this card, but the die cuts took a little bit of time. The numbers are part of a set from some that I had from Quickutz several years ago called No. 73.  There is not an alphabet to go with them and it took some time to figure out what my "sandwich" should be to cut, as these are wafer dies with foam attached so the normal cutting sandwich did not work.  I've learned not to force that issue.

To get these to cut in my Cuttlebug, I used an A plate, the Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat, the precision metal adapter plate, a B plate, 3 pretty thin chipboard shims and another B plate.  With all that you'd think it would have just rolled through with the A, C and B Plates, but it wouldn't go.

New Years always makes me think of bling and sparkle and I didn't want this card to be any different.  All of the die cuts are cut from gold glitter cardstock out of my scraps.  The "happy" is cut from the Mama Elephant "happy" die.  I used an embossing folder from Design Objectives Ltd. for the A2 card base that is cut from Bazzill Marshmallow and the tag is cut from Canson Bristol Smooth 96# watercolor paper using the WPLUS9 Love Showers Die Set.  I cut a few stars out of some Quickutz Stars but you can use any dies or punches you have. I wanted a few sizes so I used stacking dies but I have a punch that cuts small ones that would have been cute also.

I attached everything to the tag with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered the tag to the card base using foam squares.  I think that about wraps this card up.  It was quick to put together once I decided on the design and elements. Thanks for stopping by today and please feel free to leave a comment if you do!

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous card! Love those big glittery die cuts!! Great design!!

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