Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Walking in a Winter WONDERLAND!

My last two items I created for the swap with the WONDERLAND paper pack were two cards…one clear card and one card using our NEW White Daisy Die-Cut card J

Here is the clear card I chose to create…using Clear Cards are SO much FUN!!  (Please don’t mind the picture taking quality…one thing that is difficult with clear cards is to NOT get your reflection in the card while you are trying to capture an image of it! J )
You have to think in a different way when creating with clear cards and it makes it so interesting! J  Why do you have to think differently?  If you haven’t created with the clear card, this may not make sense to you J. 

Let me explain…you get to choose what section of your card to adhere your layers of paper to.  You don’t have to tape every piece of paper to the front or top of your card! With the card being CLEAR, you can see through the entire card! 

For instance, the grey flannel square, 2 snowflakes that I cut out (prior to knowing we had a FABULOUS Cricut cartridge! LOL!!!)  and the 2 sparkle buttons from our Bling Assortment, are glued to the FRONT of this card. 

I used CTMH’s Cocoa Embossing powder on the large snowflake and then cut that out.  I used Crystal Blue ink to stamp the smaller snowflake.  The silver glitz gel just adds an extra sparkle! J

The dotted paper from the Wonderland paper pack is glued to the inside, front of the card.  The scalloped crystal blue cardstock is glued to the inside back of the card?  Make sense? J  So, once your card is put together…the layers all match up, but have more of a 3D look!  FABULOUS! J

I did try and take a picture of this…it’s a boring picture (LOL!) but hopefully this will help you “make sense” of how you can layer your paper on a clear card! J

Close To My Heart carries 2 different types of card packs of Clear Cards.  Click here to see the 4 designs of clear cards that we carry – die cut card & rectangle in one pack, and circle cards and square cards in the 2nd pack.

My 2nd card is a card using a GREAT NEW stamp set called Bundled Buddies. J Isn’t this beaver Adorable???  You can check out the rest of his friends that come with this stamp set by clicking here! J  I can’t WAIT to use these critters for friends & family that have winter birthdays! J 

I LOVE that CTMH is now selling two different designs of die-cut cards!!  If you have been with CTMH for a bit, you will remember when the white daisy die cut cards were first introduced in a promotion special J  Since that day, so many of us consultants have been using that card shape as a pattern and have been tracing the edge of the card onto our own cardstock and cutting it to create this design…LOL – I know we are diehards, aren’t we? J

The die-cut design cards have a unique and different appeal – I love it! J I thought this design would add FUN to a card stamped with the Bundled Buddies Beaver. 

I used the Cricut AP cartridge for the bracket shape that he is stamped in.  I also created the small scalloped oval with the AP.  Now, please don’t look at my coloring…I know I NEED LESSONS! J LOL!!  I used our waterbrush along with our ink pads to attempt my coloring.  The colors used were grey flannel, crystal blue and chocolate. 

Take a look at the sign holder stuck in the snow J.  Can you tell where I got my “ribbon” from?  You probably noticed that it’s not “ribbon like” but rather looks like paper, and it is!  I cut one of the zip-strips (the ½ inch designer strip that comes on EACH of our NEW 12x12 designer papers!) in half and “tied” my ribbon! J

I LOVE these new stick pins…so many options to use them.  Also, I used Liquid Appliqué to add some snow to the card.  Adding the stardust glitz glitter gel to the “snow” made it look more real – or so my husband thought ;). 

I will include my recipes for these 2 cards below, in case you would like to create similar cards like these. 

Have fun as YOU create your cards, layouts, etc!  For me…creating is my “out”, my time to relax and enjoy the gift God has blessed me with in creating!  I hope you are able to enjoy a “creating” time today no matter what hobby you enjoy! J 

Blessings to you!!!

4 ¼ x 5 ½ White Die-Cut card –“Friends…”
Wishes ~ “Lucky Layers” pg 27

C1472               Bundled Buddies
X7146B             Wonderland level 2
X5919               Autumn Combo Cardstock (spring iris)
Z1473                White Daisy die-cut Cards
Z1686                Cricut AP Collection
Z2111                 Chocolate Ink
Z2124                Grey Flannel ink
Z2117                Crystal Blue ink
Z2217                Crystal Blue re-inker
Z679                 Liquid Glass
Z188                 Craft Jars
Z1612                Pin Clips
Z308                 Liquid Appliqué
Z1313                Stardust Glitz Glitter gel
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape
Z697                 Sponge
Z555                 Heat Tool
3174                  Blending pen

Snowflake Clear Card

D1480               Snowflakes
X7146B             Wonderland level 2
1385                  White Daisy Cardstock
Z2117                Crystal Blue ink
Z891                 Versa Mark ink pad
Z1482                Silver Glitz Glitter gel
Z1466                Bling Assortment
Z1247                Crystal Blue Waxy Flax
Z1246                Cocoa Embossing Powder
Z534                 Micro-Tip Scissors
Z1151                 3-D Foam Tape
Z341                 Mini Glue dots
Z1323                Clear Cards

1 comment :

  1. I can't decide which card I like better. They're all so cool!! :-)


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