Thursday, November 22

christmas cards and die cuts {DT work for PAPERHAUS}

hello lovely friends,

it's almost DECEMBER and christmas is just around the corner:-) so, i thought it is never too early for a couple of christmas cards!

today i want to share a new way of using your cutting dies with you – not with paper, but with plastic.

all you need is a die cutting machine {of any kind},  a few christmas / winter / general dies and a piece of plastic. you can use a special craft plastic sheet or an old packaging.

step 1: die cut the elements you would like to use from the plastic sheet.

 step 2: cover the die cuts with gesso. i've putted some more gesso on the branches of the tree to achieve a 3d look. allow it to dry.

 step 3: color the die cuts to your liking. i colored the hat of the snowman with acrylic paint and his nose with distress markers. then i stamped the sentiment directly on the layer of gesso. 

for the winter tree i used TIM HOLTZ' distress markers and modeling paste for the snow.

 step 4: assemble your cards.

to complete my cards i used various techniques and products. the frame is made with a digi-stamp, colored with distress markers and embossing powder.

 for the snowflakes i used puffy paint, rhinestones and silver pen.

supply list:
TIM HOLTZ distress markers set
TIM HOLTZ bigz die “snow tree”
TIM HOLTZ bigz die “winter wonder”
TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad “fired brick”
TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad “vintage photo”
RANGER ink embossing powder silver
RANGER ink embossing powder gold
VERSAMARK watermark stamp pad
MARIANNE DESIGN “eline’s warm winter wishes” paper pad
MARIANNE DESIGN “eline’s scandinavian winter” paper pad
RANGER gesso
modeling paste

i hope you enjoyed today’s post!

come back soon as i'll be continuing to spread the christmas spirit!

hugs 'n smiles,