Hi everybody. This is my card for the Rudolph Days Challenge. I was too late for July so intended it for last month but Mo was unwell so it was cancelled. I won the die there several months ago, and wanted the challenge to be the place I first used it. The die is from Tutti and called Winter Wonderland Window.
I started by die cutting it twice from white and red card backing it with Stick It adhesive and cut a square of kraft card to put it on. I then took out all the white die cut pieces and put them aside whilst I stuck the main white piece down onto the kraft card. I then picked out all the red inner pieces..I did try to keep the whole red piece together so I could see where all the pieces went and apart from a few the adhesive backing kept it together quite well. I have to say that the big pieces were fine to fit in but the smaller pieces were difficult to place without them dropping and disappearing on my table. I managed pretty well with a pokey tool, but the bear's nose jumped somewhere and after a minute search I found it and stuck it down.
I mounted the kraft on to a red mat before adding it to my white card. When I had finished I noticed that the bear's nose had disappeared and this time I could not find it..it obviously lost some stickiness when it did the disappearing act..lol. I had to use what looked like the same piece from the white set and coloured it with a red Inktense Pencil and stuck it with glue this time so hopefully it will stay put.
I did make this second card using the leftover red pieces but cut off the frame holding it all together leaving just the five window pieces separate and mounted on to a snippet of green card leaving spaces between. I then mounted this onto a snippet of gold card which has an embossed pattern before attaching to my base card..a much simpler look.
The first with the infilling does look nicer I think but I'm not sure
that it is nice enough to spend so much time and effort on using this
technique, so I think this will be a one-off. I have left them both without the sentiment for now and will decide what's appropriate nearer the time.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers September Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes (no optional twist).
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - No. 101 Anything Christmas Goes.
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - No. 38 September Anything Christmas Goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop Challenge - No. 412 Where we use up snippets of paper and card etc. (the red die cut pieces were leftover snippets from a previous card and the green and gold were also snippets)
NBUS Challenge - No. 30 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.