Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Season of Cheer

Today's card is for my first time participating in the Concord & 9th Challenge, Where Creativity Meets,  that can be found here:  http://www.wherecreativitymeetsc9.com/.  I don't have very many Concord & 9th products so I normally don't even look at the challenges, but I had ordered this set of dies last week and they came yesterday, so I wanted to make a card to send to my brother, Eric.

One of the things I really like about these dies is that they aren't too feminine but they also aren't over the top masculine so they will work for either gender.  I was actually working on a project kind of late last night for a blog hop that is coming up this weekend and that got totally off track as I was working because I thought of what a great card this would make for my brother so I just rolled with it and this is what came out.

I started with a 7 x 5 top folding horizontal card base made from Vintage Cream Cardstock.  Next, I pulled out this sheet of fancy wood grain designer paper that I found last time we went to Dallas. It's cream colored and the wood grain is done in gold foil. It says "I'm Classy" without being overly fussy.  I die cut that panel with the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A in the largest size and also embossed with the tan Spellbinders Embossing Mat it to keep that frame around the edge. I actually didn't realize the details this added to my cardstock for a while but now I use the embossing mat all the time. I adhered it with my Kokuyo Long Dot Runner Adhesive. Next, I added a strip of plaid paper across the upper part of the card that has a little bit of gold foil in the design and then die cut all the dies from the Season of Cheer Die Set using Metallic Gold Cardstock from Gina K Designs. I adhered those pieces with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. This gold is a different shade than any other I have and I would say it is more of an Antique Gold color, than actual gold.  It has a deep, rich, warm tone and I think it is perfect for this masculine looking card.  So far, all the dies from that set are still attached to each other and I don't think I will take them apart but you never know.

I love the little banners that are part of the set because you can leave the letters in them or take them out, whichever way you like.  You could even cut them in other colors and stick them back in the banner.  I kept mine in place by running a piece of 1/8th inch score tape on the back side to keep them from falling out. Using the same cardstock, I die cut both of the pine branches from Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Thinlits Die Set a couple of times and then arranged them on my card front and attached them with more Multi Medium.  For the finishing touch, I added some Red Berries to the pine branches.


Thanks so much for coming by today and spending a few minutes with me.  I've linked all of the supplies for you below.  In case you didn't realize it before now, I did no stamping on this card.  I simply die cut all of the pieces using my Cuttlebug and assembled my card.  Since I added the berries to the card, I will use a padded mailer to send this card.  I really like the look of the Season of Cheer die and I plan to use it for some of my other cards as well. I'll also be entering this card at the Case This Sketch Challenge Blog.

Kokuyo Long Dot Runner Adhesive
Kokuyo Long Dot Runner Adhesive
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Concord & 9th Season of Cheer Dies
Concord & 9th Season of Cheer Dies
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Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Vintage Cream Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Perfect Match Vintage Cream Cardstock
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Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Gold Metallic Cardstock
Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Gold Metallic Cardstock
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Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Thinlits
Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Thinlits
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Spellbinders Matting Basics Set A
Spellbinders Matting Basics Set A
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Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red Berry
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Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
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Spellbinders Embossing Mat
Spellbinders Embossing Mat
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1 comment:

  1. This is stunning! What a gorgeous take on the sketch!

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