Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tech Week Day 3 - Merry & Bright

Good morning! Ardyth here with two colourful Christmas cards using some of the goodies from the upcoming release!

How are you enjoying Tech Week so far? It started on Tuesday, so if you haven't seen them, make sure you view previous posts from this week so you can get a look at how we 'Set Designers' are using all the new goodies!

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My first card uses the new Headline Type alphabet die set (there are matching numbers, too!), the Just BeClaus stamp set and the new Checkerboard coverplate die.

I simply cut the coverplate from white cardstock and used liquid adhesive to attach it to a white card base. Then I used the thinnest die from the previously-released Sentiment Strips die set to create some contrast and draw attention to my colourful sentiment.

I embossed a portion of a Merry & Bright sentiment from the new Just BeClaus set on one end of the strip. I used WOW! Bright White Opaque powder.

I cut the letters for Merry 3 times from white cardstock and stacked them up for some dimension. I blended Catherine Pooler ink on each of them, fading up toward the top. 

Then I glued the letters to the black sentiment strip, using the die cut grid in the background to help me keep them straight.

For some sparkle, I coated each letter with Star Dust Stickles.

My second card uses the Checkerboard coverplate but this time I trimmed it to fit on a  4.25x4.25 inch square card for a different look.

I cut 3 trees from the Sweet Gingerbread Add On die set and I trimmed them at different levels to make them 3 different sizes. I used the 'berry' die from the Merry Mistletoe die set to cut 6 little ornaments all at once, from red glitter card stock.

And I used that Headline Type alphabet again to cut my sentiment from the same red glitter cardstock.

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Sharon Stewart said...

Such a neat background die!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

My must have product would be the Autumn set with the pumpkins or the Christmas set with the poinsettias. Just a wonderful new release. Thanks for the inspiration@

cghundley said...

Loving the Santa
and Friends.
Carla from Utah

whoistracy said...

They're all so cute! Loving the pumpkins the most so far.

Mary Holshouser said...

I love to make backgrounds out
of die cuts. The checkerboard
coverplate is going onto my
list of favorites. The
examples in this post are
fantastic. the Trees on the
second is a fun idea.
thanks for sharing

Avra Williams said...

I love the checkerboard cover plate!

Robin said...

Love the plate! Love the Merry and the coloring and Joy cut out in sparkle/glitter paper. So pretty.

Denise Bryant said...

I'm really loving the Checkerboard Coverplate... it's #1 on my list!

Sue D said...

my must have is the Autumn Pumpkin stamp set and I also like the Checkerboard cover plate.

Jo Malicoat said...

I love both of these cards, but the "Joy" card is spectacular. That cover die is great, and the Gingerbread Add On - well those are some super cute trees. Really love how you combined all these great elements to make such a terrific card!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous Merry and Joy cards! I love today's cover plate die and the cozy cottage birdhouse and the gingerbread add-on.

Greta said...

Wonderful cards! I still have the pumpkins at the top of my wishlist!

Chark said...

love that checkerboard!

McStamper said...

Love the Checkerboard cover plate and the card ideas are great. The Pumpkin set is one of my favorite, too.

Kellyskardsfl said...

I love the birdhouse

Kris in Alaska said...

The checkerboard plate is a very versatile background!

Andre M. said...

These cards are so sweet and festive, love this background. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Just BeClaus is my fave.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the way you did the JOY in sparkle! My favorite is the BeClaus!