Monday, December 3, 2012
Another "Hybrid" Christmas- Touch of Nature for the Dynamic Duos
I have been busy creating Christmas cards and utilizing the My Digital Studio (MDS) program. I love the fact that we can re-size images and none of the “stamp sets” retire :-) plus when you combine it with traditional card making techniques, you can barely tell that it is digital (I will keep the secret if you do).
I created this quick and easy card for the Dynamic Duos DD31 Color Challenge- Real Red and Certainly Celery. I must admit that I have neglected Certainly Celery since we have had so many new green colors to choose from and it was refreshing to pull out this color to use. The Design Team at the Dynamic Duos have done a marvelous job, and again, if you have not had the time to do so, check them out!!
This card is another Clean and Simple (CAS) card and is so easy to create! Touch of Nature (MDS version used here) is not normally a Christmas set but I think this color combo feels festive- what do you think?
Print the image from MDS onto Whisper White cardstock (I generally print many images on the same sheet of 8.5 x 11 cardstock leaving room to cut with the Big Shot™ or trim). Color the stem and flower center using a Stampin’ Write Certainly Celery marker and Real Red Classic Ink with the Aqua Painter.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Apothecary Accents Framelit™ Die to cut out around the image and also cut a piece of Basic Black using the same die (don’t tell anyone but I cut the black layered die piece from one of the black cardstock layers – you will never see it and it helps eliminate some of the weight for mailing). Cut the black die cut in half lengthwise and position to layer behind the focal image.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Certainly Celery cardstock. Trim this panel to size and mount onto Basic Black and again onto Certainly Celery, Basic Black.
Add the digital sentiment banner layer, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow and pearl to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: None- My Digital Studio- Touch of Nature, Christmas Lodge
Ink: Printer Ink- Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Big Shot™, Lacy Brocade Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits™ Die, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Pearl
Thanks again for stopping by and if interested, I will be sharing more "hybrid" cards tomorrow eve. I hope all of you have a marvelous Monday!