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Products being showcased today include:
- Christmas Time in the City stamp + die
- Christmas Time in the Country stamp + die
- Christmas Time Sentiments stamp + die
- Hourglass Frame die
- Hourglass Insert die
- Snowfall Confetti mix
- Curio: Attic Ornaments die
- Curio: Divider & Details II die
- Ornament Box Top Vertical stamp + die
- Ornament Box Top Horizontal stamp + die
The first card I’m sharing today is SO FUN!! It’s an hourglass shaped shaker card, filled with a snowflake confetti mix – part of the Christmas Time release. There are two options for the hourglass designs – you can get Christmas Time in the City or, as I used, Christmas Time in the Country. Or both! I totally get the need for both!
I die cut all the pieces with the Hourglass Frame Die and Hourglass Insert Dies from Neenah Solar White cardstock, then ink blended and Copic-colored to create the wintery, nighttime scene.
I colored the Hourglass frame to look like wood, although some metallic cardstock would do a great job of giving the appearance of a metal frame. I built up the layers with extra outline die cuts that are stacked and adhered together, to give enough space for the snowflakes to fall.
I used the die set to create all the little pieces in the hourglass, but if you’re concerned about too much dimension, there are stamps too that can be layered to create a scene, and other shapes and images for creating a stable and manger scene.
And up next….!!!
We have another Curio set – this one to create a box of vintage ornaments – called Curio: Attic Ornaments. There are two different red rubber stamps to choose from for making the box top – either horizontally or vertically aligned.
I wanted to create a card – dimensional, but not a shaker – to give the look of a box of precious ornaments wrapped in tissue and ready to be hung on a tree! I die cut several layers of the Curio: Dividers and Details die cuts, stacked and adhered them to give the dimension that allows for the crumpled tissue paper.
I die cut all of the ornaments from different shades of metallic cardstock I found in my stash. It was at this point I was regretting that I’ve turned up my nose at jewel toned metallic papers when I’ve had the opportunity to get some, but I did find that some more intense colors of Copic markers colored over silver metallic cardstock will produce the more brilliant shades I was looking for. (I’ve linked the perfect metallic paper pad below for your shopping convenience!)
Before adhering each of the ornaments into their compartments, I glued a small piece of crumpled tissue paper to the back, and positioned it to “reveal” a peek of the ornament inside. The finished effect makes me quite giddy with happiness!
These two cards are a little more labor intensive than the ones I shared yesterday, but sometimes a little “extra” is fun, both for the maker/giver and the one receiving!
You’ve reached the end of the blog hop for today, but there’s one more day yet! And I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your enthusiastic comments on yesterday’s post! I’ll see you again tomorrow.
There are two $50 store gift certificates up for grabs on each reveal day this week. For a chance to win, leave a comment daily at each blog stop. Winners will be announced the morning of the release on The Greetery Blog and the release goes live in the shop at 10am EDT Thursday, Oct 7.
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