This week at Watercooler Wednesday we’re all about Christmas. I decided I wanted to use up some of the pieces of cling wrap painting I did recently, and played around for a little while trying to work out exactly what I wanted to do with it. This is what I came up with in the end.
I started by using a “Merry Christmas” die to cut from a snippet of the painted paper. This die is one I got free with a magazine a couple of years ago. I actually cut two at first and was planning on using them on opposite corners of the card, but couldn’t get it to look how I wanted.
Instead I found a piece of snowflake patterned paper and used a small circle die to cut out one of the large snowflakes to fit in the centre of my die cut sentiment. I used my glue pen to adhere the patterned paper to the die cut.
I then took a large snippet of coordinating patterned paper. This one is from the same paper pad and has the same pattern but with a different colour tone. I cut narrow strips of pearlised blue paper and adhered it to either edge of the snowflake panel, then adhered it to my dark blue card base. Finally I popped up the die cut with foam tape for some added dimension.
I’m happy with this card given that I had no idea where I was going with it when I started. It’s quite unusual for me to have no stamping on a card, and it wasn’t intentional with this one. It’s just how it happened!
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional: Use A Sentiment
HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies
HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: CAS
HLS Watercolour Challenge – Anything Goes and Optional: Sequins (The die cut sentiment is cut from a watercolour panel)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet – Anything Goes
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Use Snippets
The Paper Shelter – Shades of Blue
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – All About Christmas
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)