The latest challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania is a really seasonal one - it's 'Trees - Autumn/Christmas'.
However, you do have to use a manual die cutting/embossing machine (it
doesn't need to be a Cuttlebug but it must be manual, not electronic). And, you can't mix the two, it must be all manual please. I've seen some lovely entries using a mix of the two making them ineligible, which is such a shame. Then make your
entry, link into the challenge, link to the challenge in your own blog
post and and make sure that you also say what products you used for any
Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Individuals - wahoo!
I dithered about for ages before making my DT card, which is also my entry for October's Rudolph Day Challenge over at Scrappy Mo's. This is what I ended up with:
- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style
- piece of blue backing paper, cut to fit, from LOTV's 'Frosty Christmas' paper pad
- Centura Pearlescent white card stock from which I die cut the Memory Box 'Debutante Frame'
- next, using more white Centura pearlescent card, backed with Stick-It, I die cut the Memory Box 'Lamp post Frame' and part of the Memory Box 'Modern Landscape Border'
- ran the 'Debutante Frame' - which is the solid background, and also the little piece of the Memory Box 'Modern Landscape Border' through the Cuttlebug using the Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' embossing folder
- layered all three on top of one another to create the scene and then added it to the card front
- stamped the little sentiment using silver ink and a stamp from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set
- punched out the sentiment using SU's 'Modern Label' punch and layered it onto SU's 'Modern Label' ends punched from a snippet of the blue paper - by just snipping the blue punched piece in half and then tapering it towards the centre it just provides a touch of blue to pick up the background paper
- final touches, Stickles 'Icicle' here there and everywhere plus some lemon Stickles in the lap itself and the window and doorway of one of the houses. Plus a couple of domed iridescent embellishments at either side of the sentiment
- then I rounded off the bottom corners using We Are Memory Keepers' corner chomper/rounder
I really set out to make a totally white on white card but ran out of Centura white card :( As it was, the in-house critic thought it was too 'wishy-washy' anyhow - can't please 'em all!
And, remember that you can also use up some snippets at the same time - as well as entering into Rudolph Day! Three challenges for the price of one card :))