Thursday, November 17, 2016

Create with Dies--The EASY Way!

Hello friends!
I am popping in to share a post about this new (to me) die.
(some shopping info are at the end of this post)
Christmas Tree (Penny Black)

warmest wishes

I used the "Direct Ink to Paper" approach for the inking up the die.
I simply swiped a few green inks onto white card stock and let ink dry up a bit.
I then run the tree die with my color paper through the Cuttlgebug and that's it!
This works best with intricate dies like this.


I highlighted a few area with Green Wink of Stella. I had so much fun adding the sequins for the decoration/ornaments. For the added interest, the background was partially stamped with Script (Penny Black). I love it when the intricate dies can be used so easily and effortlessly.


Lastly, I want to bring a few items to your attention: 
~NEW: Simon Says Stamp has Advent Plus to create your own personalized advent calendar! πŸ’“
~ Tiny Ninja (from Mama Elephant) is up for sale now. You can buy stamps/die separately or combined. It was previously featured in Masterpiece Box this summer. You can see my post here.
~ The December 2016 Monthly Card Kit is out for a few days now. Grab it while they are still available.
~The Holiday Card Kit 2016 Christmas (Limited Edition ) is JUST out. Need I say more? 😊
Thanks for stopping by!


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your colorful Christmas tree, Virginia! The sequins add the perfect touch!!

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty little tree! This is delightful Virginia!!

Karen B. said...

Love this color palette.

Tracy Freeman said...

It is lovely, such pretty colours and I love the sequins.
Have a great weekend my lovely xxx

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card Virginia.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful card to wake up to this morning! Thanks for the inspiration Virginia!

Rachel A. said...

So pretty & elegant! I love how you did this!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful CAS card for fast Christmas cards. I love the tip on how you colored the paper first before you die cut it. I will try to remember than for making cards for myself too!

Harriet said...

Colorful and full of joy. Lovely, lovely card. The sequins are exactly right.

Shelly said...

Oooh, so pretty!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet and pretty tree! Love how delicate and swirly it is!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Virginia! I love how you inked the tree and how you used the sequins for ornaments!
Thank you so much for the heads up and links for all the new goodies :)

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous tree Virginia. Love the variety of colours.

foleysfriend said...

You are just so clever! Love the effect you created with the different shades of green. Soooo beautiful.