Clean and simple Christmas

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes we need quick and easy cards for the men in our lives and there is no time to stamp and colour. Die cutting is an easy way to get a simple card done in short time. The card I am sharing today was inspired by the Merry Making Online card classes and the almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #355.

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I started with die cutting a stitched rectangle from kraft cardstock and splattered it with water. I added white embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun. I saw this technique from Jennifer McGuire and I wanted to try as it seemed easy and perfect for snow. I had to heat it longer than usual to allow the water drop to dry first before the powder melted.

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When the background was finished I used 2 arrow dies from the Blueprint 7 die set to cut little green scrap pieces. I glued them on a piece of typing paper and I used my paper trimmer to cut a triangle shape. I made a little trunk from brown cardstock and die cut a star from Blueprints 8 to go on the top of my tree. I added some Spectrum Noir shimmer to some parts of the tree and the star, and I also coated this one with glossy accents.

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I adhered my handmade Christmas tree on the background, die cut a sentiment from dark green cardstock and stamped the word Happy above it with brown ink (from the MFT Essential sentiments set).

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It is a very clean and simple, rather masculine card for the holidays. I will upload this to the MFT Sketch Challenge #355 and to the MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge (Right this way) too.


Hope you got inspired and will return soon for the last minute Halloween cards I promised.

See you!


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